Arthur Fillmore Kansas City Attorney

Arthur E. Fillmore II, JD
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816-366-5000 ext. 116

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Estate Planning

Who is Arthur Fillmore?

Arthur Fillmore focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial transactions, securities law, capital formation, and international law. Within his 40 year career he has represented both privately held and publicly held companies, start-ups and small businesses in a variety of transactions. Those transactions include but are not limited to mergers, sales, purchase and financing. Arthur is credited with developing a legal practice dedicated to both representing and negotiating on behalf of, client financing with commercial banks, private equity funds, health care providers, venture capital funds, and angel investors.

Arthur joins the AEGIS Kansas City team after practicing law for Levy Craig Kansas City since 2004. At Levy Craig, Arthur represented a start-up ethanol company in going public through a reverse merger into a public shell, in addition to representing clients in building and acquiring biodiesel facilities. It was here that Arthur assisted a client in licensing from the Georgia Tech Institute a microwave technology which can produce carbon, petroleum and steel from tire dump sites and municipal solid waste sites. Arthur was most noted at Levy Craig for developing a strategy for a business lawsuit that rendered the largest verdict in Ohio history, that verdict being $215 Million. Arthur’s practice in health care enterprises led him to represent Tenet Health Care in its $1 Billion offer to acquire all the hospitals owned by Health Midwest. His representation in various business sectors has led him to assist clients with their international business transactions in China, Central America, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia. Arthur has had the privilege of working for several local Kansas City Firms, including Lathrop & Gage and Condon F. Fillmore since 1975.

Arthur graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s of art in political science in 1968. After graduation Arthur joined the United States Army where he spent the next 4 years. Arthur started his military career graduating 4th out of 120 candidates at the Artillery Officer Candidate School. After Officer Candidate School Art began work with Intelligence unit at Fort Holabird, Maryland. He was then reassigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. It was here that Art served as Artillery Forward Observer for “C” Company, 1/27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, earning several bronze stars, air medals, and the Army Commendation Medal for his effort in preserving the lives of his men during intense hostile contact with North Vietnamese Army Regulars during the Cambodian invasion of 1970. Art ended his military career, being honorably discharged, with the Strategic Ammunition Support Command Missile Battery in Europe where he served as the Nuclear Weapons Advisor to Belgian Air Force in 1971 and 1972. For his service to his country in the Army and his service to his community as a civilian, Arthur was inducted into the United States Artillery School Hall of Fame, at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Arthur graduated Order of the Coif from the University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Law in 1975 where he was Managing Editor and Lead Articles editor of the Missouri Law Review. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar as well as the U.S. District Court, West District of Missouri in 1975. In addition to U.S. Tax Court in 1981.

Arthur is the Chairman and CEO of NxGen Electronics, Inc in San Diego California. He was the Co-Founder and Partner of Noble Healthcare International, LLC. He currently sits, and has since 1992, as the chairman for the Department of Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of War Veterans. He is the past chairman of the Kansas Women’s Business Center from 2004-2006, in addition to Heart to Heart International where he was a chairman from 2003-2006.

Arthur has been awarded the National Service Award from Vietnam Veterans of America in 1992, the National Service Award from Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity in 1996, and the National Service Award from the Association of the United States Army in 2003. He was Volunteer of the Year in 2003, according to The Victor E. Speas Foundation. He was given the honor of Heart to Heart Service to Humanity Award in 2006. He is most noted as being “One of 50 Missourians You Should Know,” per Ingram’s Magazine in 2013.

Arthur has been married to his wife Blair, since December of 2014. Between them, they have seven children and four grandchildren. In his free time, Arthur enjoys reading, traveling, his daily workout routine, and assisting veterans, especially homeless veterans. He founded and still chairs the Heart of America Stand Down and is a founder and President of the Board of St. Michael’s Veterans Center.

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1968
  • Artillery Officer Candidate School
  • University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Law, Order of the Coif, 1975
  • Founder and Chairman of Kansas City Veteran’s Memorial
  • Founder and Chairman of Heart of America Stand Down Foundation for Homeless Veterans
  • President of the Board of St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center
“Art’s done a tremendous amount for his country and his service continues. One of his best qualities is that he’s approachable and comfortable at all levels. He can talk to a four-star General one moment and a homeless veteran the next and treat everyone with the same respect. He’s fair, open-minded and rational. Art is a pleasure to work with.” – W. Gordon Snyder, Black Diamond Strategies

“Art Fillmore is an outstanding lawyer as well as an outstanding person who has led an outstanding life. What he has done for Veterans, especially Viet Nam war veterans, has changed many lives for the better. A noble citizen.” – Ron Spradley, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP

“I had the opportunity to work with Art on a business transaction. What stood out was his qualities to simultaneously deal with all facets of the issue he was tackling. From the big picture, macro concerns down to the granular details, Art’s involvement and dedication is exemplary. If, you are looking for professional counsel Art Fillmore is who you want to contact.” – Max Mountford, Special Asset Management Group, LLC

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