Client Testimonials

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many attorneys. Harris Wilder is an attorney upon whose advice I have come to rely. He is thoughtful, listens to his clients and is a forceful advocate. I have called upon his expertise on numerous critical occasions and would not hesitate to do so again.

Alan Wheat
Principal, Wheat-Shroyer Government Relations
Former U.S. Representative, MO – 5th District

“As an entertainer, based in Kansas City, it’s difficult to find a local, competent, experienced entertainment lawyer that you can actually trust and believe in. Harris is “the unicorn”. Over the years that I have known and worked with you, Harris, I have known you to be a true professional that I am proud to call my friend.” 

Lonnie McFadden
Professional Entertainer

“I first met Harris Wilder in 2006 and, within a few months, felt as if we’d known each other for decades. Harris is a truly fine practitioner in many facets of the Law. He has always been great, assisting me and all the people I referred him to in Real Estate matters, Recapitalization and Collection matters and successfully completed what he said he would do. I am a huge fan of Harris Wilder.”

Jack Hanrahan
VP, First American Title/Commercial, Kansas City, Mo.

Harris Wilder helped me with a claim I made against a consulting client of mine who had declared bankruptcy. Harris was professional, tenacious and creative in his approach. I appreciated the transparency of his billing process and his responsiveness when I felt a need to talk about my case. I was very satisfied with his work. 

Art Brisbane
Former Public Editor, NY Times
Publisher & Editor, Kansas City Star

“Personal attention, savvy business background and entrepreneurial spirit make Harris Wilder the right attorney for anyone who wants to win, especially in Entertainment, Royalty, Licensing and other Show biz matters.”

David Bucksner
Independent Concert Promoter, Exceptional Artists, Inc.

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“I have known Harris for many years and during that time he has advised me on several legal matters. His knowledge of business structures and commitment to me as a client has been invaluable.  I rely on his expertise to structure my business dealings at their inception to protect my interests. It has served me well.” 

Danny Powell
President, Heartland Song Network

“In 2020 I decided to create a nonprofit which involves the world of music, two very difficult industries. My first contact was to Harris. His knowledge of the music business and business structures was invaluable and has been instrumental to a successful nonprofit organization.”  

Danny Powell
Principal, HiFi Enterprises LLC

I consulted with Harris Wilder on several business issues, including employer-employee relations, vendor contracts, insurance matters, and consumer protection laws. His counsel has been decisive in helping me make the correct decisions. When necessary, Mr. Wilder has even referred me to specialists when my questions involve interpretation of laws beyond his immediate areas of expertise, a trait I admire in all professionals. 

Tom Tivol
President & CEO, Tom Tivol Jewels, LLC

“Mr. Wilder provided all the legal assistance and support I needed to transition from a sole proprietorship to a partnership in the arts and entertainment industryThis included securing needed registrations and copyrights. I appreciated his cost-effective approach of only modifying my original LLC documents as needed and not reinventing the proverbial wheel. He worked smart to save us money. Harris is responsive, his rates are reasonable and hes a pleasure to work with.” 

Marcy Smalley
Artist, Musician, Author

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“I have known Harris since 1994. We have worked together on many diverse projects and I have always appreciated his intellect and tenacity. If Harris is on your side, you are in great hands.” 

Richard Martin
Former Managing Director of Governmental Affairs, Husch Blackwell LLP