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Four Attorneys Promoted to Partner

We are pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been elected as partners effective Jan. 1, 2018. The attorneys include George Freedman, Ryan Hardy, Justin Leck and Kelly Vos.

“We are delighted to have these four talented attorneys join our partnership,” said Pat Whalen, Spencer Fane Chair. “They each bring a unique blend of experience, education and insights that will strengthen and enhance our firm as we continue to grow.”

The partner promotions cap off a strong year for Spencer Fane. In 2017, the firm added three offices including one in Phoenix and one in Las Vegas and one in Downtown St. Louis. In total, the firm increased its headcount to more than 220 attorneys. Many of the firm’s attorneys continue to be recognized for their respective practice areas as well as contributions to their communities and the profession.

About the Partners:

George Freedman (Oklahoma City) is a civil litigator, with extensive experience helping businesses of all sizes resolve complex disputes. George’s practice focuses on employment, civil rights, and all areas of litigation including appellate, complex business litigation, domestic relations, insurance defense and products liability.

Ryan Hardy (St. Louis) counsels clients on litigation and litigation avoidance, with a special emphasis on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Ryan routinely represents banks, manufacturers, lessors and small business owners.

Justin Leck (Kansas City) provides counsel on transactional matters to a wide variety of clients, including privately-held companies, municipalities and non-profits. Justin focuses his practice on corporate law and real estate, including transfers and leases of real property, mergers and acquisitions, and providing general advice and services to privately-held companies.

Kelly Vos (Denver) advises clients in a variety of complex real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, real estate-based lending, foreclosures and workouts and tax-deferred exchanges.