Stanley N. Woodworth

USA: Kansas

Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC
5250 W. 116th Place
Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211

Tel: 913.387.1600
Fax: 913.928.6739


Stanley N. Woodworth has 35 years of diverse legal experience which proves invaluable in his practice in the areas of closely held businesses, partnerships, limited liability companies, capital formation, and residential real estate development. Through representation of sole proprietorships to publicly held companies, Mr. Woodworth has gained expertise in negotiating and drafting operating agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, private placement offerings of debt and equity investments, and in advising residential developers and home builders.

  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
    • Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Past President
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Businessmen’s Club
    • Board Member
    • Past President
  • Heartland Therapeutic Riding
    • Board Member and Chairman
  • Kansas State University
    • College of Business Administration, Executive Committee of Dean’s Business Advisory Council
  • University of Kansas School of Law
    • Board of Governors
    • Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City
  • Ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate (Kansas)
  • Named Best Lawyers’ Kansas City-Kansas Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and 2016
  • Named Best Lawyers’ Kansas City-Kansas Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2016
    • Corporate Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Co-Author, Limited Liability Companies chapter in Kansas Corporation Law & Practice Handbook, 5th ed., Kansas Bar Association, 2011
  • Co-Author, Limited Liability Companies Monolith, Kansas Bar Association, 2008
  • Formation of a Partnership chapter in Missouri Practice – Methodology Practice – Transaction Guide, West Publishing Company, 1992

The Real Estate Practice Group consists of 10 attorneys representing, in combination, over 200 years of experience in producing positive results for clients in all aspects of real estate. Our clients include buyers, sellers, developers, syndicators, investors, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, property managers, owners associations and title companies.

Our experience include:

  • Acquisition and sales of land and buildings
  • Development of residential subdivisions, multi-family projects, commercial projects, mixed-use projects and condominium projects
  • Renewable energy project development, financing and construction
  • Securing zoning and development plan approvals from local governments
  • obtaining TIF, CID, TDD and other public incentives
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of office, retail, industrial and residential leases
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of construction contracts and subcontracts
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of construction loan and permanent loan documents
  • Loan restructurings and workouts
  • Representation of home builders, remodelers, commercial contractors and subcontractors as outside general counsel
  • Preparation, review and negotiation of joint venture and operating agreements
  • Development and implementation of risk management strategies
  • Review of insurance coverage and denials of coverage
  • Condemnation proceedings and property tax appeals
  • Section 1031 tax deferred exchange
  • Quiet title actions
  • Title insurance claims
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Local counsel legal opinions
Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC combines numerous highly focused practice groups to deliver legal services to its clients. The Firm works with clients not only in the Kansas City area, but with clients nationwide. The attorneys in the Firm have the knowledge, skill and experience to assist clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves in offering quality legal services with personal attention to our clients. Whether you are an individual, a small business or large company, the attorneys at the Firm look forward to using our expertise to your advantage.

Areas of Practice:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Benefits & ERISA
  • Employment Law
  • Energy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Higher Education
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Payment Instruments and PrePaid Cards
  • Real Estate

The Firm’s attorneys have significant experience, skills and achievements in their respective practice groups and areas.

“Stanley Woodworth of Douthit, Frets, Rouse, Gentile, & Rhodes is a well-reputed real estate practitioner who undertakes a range of matters, including residential developments. He acts for homebuilders and developers.”
Chambers & Partners USA, 2017