Herbert E. Hardwick

Founder / Shareholder

Practice Areas

Municipal Finance
Securities Regulations
Municipal Disclosures
Real Estate Finance and Development
Public Incentive Financing


Dartmouth College
University of Missouri School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Professional Affiliations

The Metro/Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Planned Industrial Expansion Authority Retirement Board City of Kansas City, MO
Lincoln University Board of Curators


Missouri Bar
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Merit Bank Board – Chairman

Herbert E. Hardwick is the founder and principal of the Hardwick Law Firm, LLC.  Herb has significant experience in public finance, real estate finance and development, and public incentive financing.

As co-head of the Firm’s public finance division, Herb has represented cities, municipalities, city and local agencies, and state governments, as well as for profit companies, not for profits, and developers.  He has significant experience in public finance transactions covering a wide range of financing which includes the issuance of general obligation bonds, airport bonds, water and sewer bonds, revenue bonds for stadiums, hotels, and mixed-use projects. Herb’s experience also includes serving as bond counsel or underwriters counsel on single family and multifamily housing bond financing projects.

Herb has significant experience in real estate transactions and development having worked on the acquisition and sale of hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, and large-scale land acquisitions for development purposes. Herb has experience in many facets of real estate law including real estate contracts, lease agreements, the negotiation of construction and architectural contracts, development agreements and addresses zoning and title issues.  Herb’s experience is further complemented by his work with public incentives which includes experience in low income housing tax credit, historic tax credit, and tax increment financings matters. Also, Herb has structured projects which utilize Community Development Block Grant, HUD 202 Grants, and other public subsidies to finance new construction and rehabilitation of single family and multi-family housing projects.  

Also, Herb has experience in general corporate and finance which includes: drafting and negotiation of business contracts; entity formation; ownership structuring; sale of business assets; sale and purchase of stocks in privately held companies; securing capital through private placements; the negotiation of loan agreements, restructurings and providing advice and counsel on business matters.