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Gino R. Serra Gino Serra image

Honorary Vice Consul of Italy

Office Hours: By Appointment

Jurisdiction: Kansas and Western Missouri

Appointed: March 15, 2010

Gino Serra focuses on for-profit and nonprofit clients in the life sciences industry. He advises these clients in a wide variety of commercial transactions and guides them through the complex rules that affect their operations and governance, in particular those with tax-exempt status and/or tax-advantaged funding.

Italy Flag imageThrough Mr. Serra’s representation of one of the largest nonprofit medical research enterprises in the world, he has developed unique and significant experience in structuring a multi-entity philanthropic group. He is adept at translating the philanthropic and operational vision into a flexible structure, utilizing both for-profit and a variety of types of tax-exempt entities, to efficiently and effectively achieve the group’s mission.

Mr. Serra also assists clients in international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-border investments and other international transactions, primarily involving Italy. His prior experience includes practicing in Italy with another international U.S. law firm, where he represented U.S. and European clients in debt restructurings, joint ventures and project finance.

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Missouri Cures Education Foundation – Board of Directors
  • International Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Chair
  • Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Kansas City – Board of Directors
  • Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. – Board of Directors
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Non-profit/Charities Law, 2012-2013


  •  Italian

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: 13220 Metcalf, Suite 320, Overland Park, KS 66213-2812

Phone: (816) 374-3200



Office Hours: By Appointment

Jurisdiction: Kansas and Western Missouri

Date Appointed: March 15, 2010


Consulate and Embassy

Consulate General of Italy in Chicago

Embassy of Italy in Washington


Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Business & Industry

Italian Institute for Foreign Trade

Italian Government Tourist Board


Daily Italian News in English

Travel and Tourism

Italian Tourism Official Website

General Information/Students

U.S. Department of State – Italy

Italian Higher Education for International Students


The National Italian American Foundation

Kansas City Links

La Bella Italia Meet-up Group

UNICO Kansas City Chapter

KC Italians

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