Joseph L. Hiersteiner


Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.
2323 Grand Boulevard
Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64108

Tel: 816.265.4225


Joe joined Seigfreid Bingham in 2003 and has been practicing law in Kansas City for almost 40 years. During that time, Joe helped clients navigate through a wide range of legal and business issues.

Joe was General Counsel to the Health Midwest Health Care System before and during the sale to HCA. This experience gave him a unique perspective on how clients view legal services.  He serves as member of and counsel to the Boards of Directors of Hospitals and other entities both inside and outside of the health care field. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hunt Midwest Enterprise. From 2006 through 2014, he was Managing Director of Seigfreid Bingham.

While General Counsel of the Health Midwest system, Joe was intimately involved in the sale of the system to HCA.  Working with attorneys at Seigfreid Bingham, which was the outside counsel to Health Midwest at the time, Joe directed the work on the $1.1 Billion transaction, which was at the time the largest sale transaction involving a not for profit hospital.  Joe has been lead counsel on numerous transactions within the health care industry. He understands the challenges faced by buyers and sellers and guides clients through those challenges to meet their goals.

Representative Transactions
  • Sale of Health Midwest to HCA
  • Member Substitution by which Northcare Hospice became a part of Kansas City Hospice
  • Sale of Surgery Centers and related medical practice to Venture Capital company
  • Long term License of intellectual property from United Media to Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Purchase of internet-based recruiting company by Venture Capital Company
  • Purchase of process controls business from bankruptcy

Joe is also very active in the Kansas City community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Village Shalom Retirement Community in Johnson County and as a member of the local advisory board and executive committee of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.  He is a member of the audit committee of the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, a local, federally qualified health center. He has served on the boards of: Menorah Medical Center (and was Chair of that organization); Health Midwest; Kansas City Neighborhood Alliance; the Jewish Heritage Foundation; the Menorah Legacy Foundation; and others.

  • Andrews McMeel Universal
  • North Kansas City Hospital Board of Directors
  • KVC Behavioral Healthcare
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Government Employees Health Association Board of Directors
  • Kansas City Hospice
  • Rediscover
  • Ultrasource
  • Hunt Midwest Mining
  • FTL Capital, LLC

For nearly 40 years, Seigfreid Bingham’s health care attorneys have helped medical facilities and professionals successfully maneuver through complex and constantly changing legal requirements. We’re here so they can do what they do best: monitor health, encourage healthy living, and care for sick and injured individuals.

Health care providers and businesses face a myriad of challenges: expanding regulatory requirements, changing reimbursement models and reduced reimbursement, rapidly developing medical products and technologies, and an increasing need and demand for integration and network affiliations. We’re on top of the persistent challenges you face in accessing, securing and harnessing data, and evolving threats and opportunities tied to improved care and successful business operations. Using deep industry knowledge and experience, our Health Care Industry Group serves as a legal co-pilot to guide clients through ever-changing laws and regulations in a manner which helps achieve business or practice objectives.

Our Kansas City health care attorneys have built a reputation nationwide for knowing the law, providing good advice, creating practical solutions, and effectively implementing selected strategies.  We do it on time and at lower rates than other firms with a health care practice. Representing a wide array of health organizations both large and small, we bring the same passion and care to each.  Regardless if you operate a small medical practice or a multi-state hospital network, you will appreciate our firm’s ability to provide timely and sophisticated legal advice.

If you are seeking comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for your health care organization, you should work with Seigfreid Bingham.

Seigfreid Bingham is the full-service law firm of choice for privately held companies. Based in Kansas City and serving the Midwest and beyond, we are more than just legal counsel. Our team is comprised of experienced attorneys and staff who understand your business, your industry, and what you need from a law firm.

Built on a strong history of values and with a vision to provide innovative, outstanding, timely, and cost-efficient legal services, our firm helps you understand the legal and practical impact decisions have on your business.

Work with the team that will protect your reputation and help you accomplish more. Work with Seigfreid Bingham.