Fast, Elizabeth M.

  Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 +1 816 474 8100
 +1 816 474 3216
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B.B.A., Pittsburg State University, 1980

M.B.A., Pittsburg State University, 1981

J.D., University of Kansas, 1984

Certified Public Accountant, 1987




Elizabeth focuses her practice on the representation of financial institutions. Before joining Spencer Fane, she was the chief counsel for a $9 billion financial institution with more than 130 branches in Missouri and Kansas. She has significant experience with respect to all legal, regulatory and compliance matters involving financial institutions. She is a member of the Missouri State Banking Board, a five-member board that supervises Missouri chartered banks.


Recent Articles/Speeches


The Role of Financial Institutions Under the USA PATRIOT Act, Ingram’s (December 2001; New Missouri Law Requires Banks to Revise Real Estate Forms, MIBA's Compliance Corner (October 2001); The Brave New World of Electronic Commerce, Bankers Outlook 2001; Preparing for Revised Article 9, Missouri Independent Bankers Association (June 2001); Financial Privacy, Bankers Outlook 2000; Collateral Titling Issues – Real Estate & Personal Property, American Institute of Banking Consumer Credit Conference (May 2000); New Rules on Financial Privacy, Missouri Bankers Association Conference (April 2000); Financial Modernization, BankNews (January 2000).


Bar Admissions - Missouri and Kansas


Leadership in Professional and Civic Organizations


Elizabeth has served on the Board of Directors of several professional and civic organizations, including the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, American Corporate Counsel Association, Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg State University, Missouri Bankers Association, Risk Management Associates, and Commercial Real Estate Women.