Advocates For Our Clients And Our Community

The Firm You Know. The Attorneys You Trust.

When you need help with a legal matter, you want to turn to a lawyer you know will be there for you and has the experience to get the job done. McGinness & Shaw, LLC, has been part of the Platte City community since 1988. We focus our practice areas on local government law, real estate law, business law, and estate planning and administration law.

Attorneys Michael McGinness and Robert H. Shaw both have over 40 years of legal experience and have served in many leadership roles in the community. They truly care about the people and businesses throughout Platte and Clay counties. When you bring your legal issue to McGinness & Shaw, LLC, you can rest assured you are in good hands.

Helping Our Community’s Local Governments

Local government departments and agencies and political subdivisions throughout the area depend on our legal guidance. In addition, individuals who deal with local government agencies and political subdivisions also rely on our legal assistance. We understand the issues that face local governments and political subdivisions, such as:

  • Local ordinances and regulations
  • Open records issues
  • Zoning
  • Condemnation
  • Utility issues
  • Litigation

We can help with all issues relating to local government practice and procedure. We are dedicated to making our community a better place to work and live.

Guiding You Through Estate Planning And Administration

Families throughout Platte County turn to us to help them with estate planning and administration matters. Our attorneys take the time to assist each client with preparing a plan tailored to their needs and their goals for their family. In addition, when a loved one dies, Missouri law requires that you take certain steps to administer the estate. Allow us to guide you through the process with compassion and efficiency.

Setting Up Your Business For Success

Over the years, we have represented businesses in all aspects of formation and operation, including corporations, limited liability companies and other entities. The types of matters we work on include, but are not limited to:

  • Business formation
  • Operations and governance
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Commercial real estate issues
  • Business litigation

We enjoy being part of our business community’s success. Let us support you and help you thrive.

Protecting Your Real Estate Investment

For many individuals, businesses and government entities, real property is an important investment of time and resources. Make sure you protect that investment by having an experienced attorney by your side throughout your real estate transactions or disputes. We have a thorough understanding of real property law and are ready to assist you with your sale, development, document drafting or dispute.

Discuss Your Legal Needs With Us

To schedule an appointment with one of our Attorneys, call our office at 816-858-2630.