Partners Rick McConnell, Richard Wood Join Armstrong Teasdale in Kansas City

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the addition of two partners to its Public Finance practice in Kansas City: Rick McConnell and Richard W. Wood.

McConnell primarily serves as bond, disclosure, tax and special counsel to cities, counties, conduit issuers and special purpose districts. He has significant experience in all tax-exempt and taxable forms of public finance offerings, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, various forms of lease/purchase financing, tax increment financing and tax abatement. McConnell has also served as special counsel to cities in various matters, most commonly related to economic incentives.

In addition, he has represented lenders in various types of public finance transactions across the country.

McConnell earned his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and B.A., summa cum laude, from Missouri Southern State University. McConnell is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Kansas.

Wood has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients on economic development, land use and municipal law matters. From the project structuring phase through the closing of permanent financing, he primarily represents municipalities in development incentive projects involving tax increment financing (TIF), transportation development districts (TDD) and community improvement districts (CID), as well as Chapter 100 industrial revenue bonds.

Wood has worked on projects for a number of municipalities in Missouri, including Lee’s Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, Branson, Springfield, Raymore, Belton, Kearney, Gladstone, Aurora, St. Robert and West Plains.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and B.S. in business administration from the University of Missouri. Wood is admitted to practice law in Missouri.

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, both McConnell and Wood were shareholders at another area law firm.

About Armstrong Teasdale: With lawyers in offices across the United States, Armstrong Teasdale LLP has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 17 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is listed in the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, please visit

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