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Spencer Fane Earns 106 Rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ List

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that the firm earned a total of 106 rankings in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, including 29 Tier 1 regional rankings as well as seven Tier 2 national rankings.

Andy Anderson Appointed as Chair at the State Bar of Arizona

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Anderson was recently appointed as Chair to the Business Law Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 3 Associate Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three associate attorneys. Heather Hughes (Kansas City office) and Jordan Reimschisel (St. Louis office) join the Corporate and Business Transactions Group, while Emily Reed will be part of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Kansas City. Returning to Spencer Fane, Hughes and Reed previously participated in the summer associate program and Reimschisel served as a law clerk.

Dave Seitter Provides Tips for Success on ‘It Just Takes One’ Podcast

Spencer Fane attorney Dave Seitter recently joined the “It Just Takes One” podcast as a featured guest to discuss his book, “Quiet Plans – Exciting Results: 47 Trusted Secrets to Big Business Success.”

Klevorn Bolsters Spencer Fane Business Transactions Group in St. Louis

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce John Klevorn has joined the Corporate and Business Transactions Practice Group as a partner in the firm’s St. Louis office.

Johnny Beech Honored as ‘Top Attorney’ in Oklahoma

Spencer Fane Spencer Fane attorney Johnny Beech was recently named to 405 Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2021. The list is compiled of Oklahoma-based attorneys who have been “recommended by their colleagues” in an online peer-review process.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2021 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s attorneys and two practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor and Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigations, and Real Estate.

Rise Run Capital Recognized by D CEO for “Deal of the Year”

Rise Run Capital was recently honored as part of D CEO’s 2021 Mergers and Acquisitions Award program. The group was included among the magazine’s “Deals of the Year” list for their acquisition of House of Outdoors (Googan Baits, Made By Influence, and Fish Media).

Dave Seitter Publishes ‘Quiet Plans – Exciting Results: 47 Trusted Secrets to Big Business Success’

Spencer Fane attorney Dave Seitter recently published a book where he shares the success stories of several business owners.

Rise Run Capital Acquires House of Outdoors, the Holding Company for Googan Baits, Fish Media and Made By Influence

Rise Run Capital LLC (“Rise Run”) announced its acquisition of House of Outdoors (“HOO”) on December 31, 2020. Based in Frisco, Texas, HOO is the holding company for Googan Baits and Fish Media (“Googan”), the fastest growing hard and soft fishing bait brand in the country, and Made By Influence (“MBI”), a leader in branding and merchandise manufacturing support for outdoor and lifestyle focused influencers and media personalities.

Mike Patterson Honored with the Inaugural Global Excellence Award

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Patterson was recently awarded the Inaugural Global Excellence Award by the Global Chamber, a Chamber of Commerce with chapters in over 500 cities worldwide and focused on growing cross-border trade and investment in a collaborative way.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Osugi to Business Transactions Group in Phoenix

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce attorney Ryan Osugi has joined the Business Transactions Practice Group in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Spencer Fane Earns 102 Rankings in U.S. News Best Law Firms List

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that the firm earned a total of 102 rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, including 36 Tier 1 regional rankings as well as six Tier 2 national rankings.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2020 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys and six practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigations and Real Estate.

Spencer Fane Brings in Ehrlich as Business Transactions Of Counsel in Phoenix Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gerald F. Ehrlich to the Business Transactions practice group as of counsel in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Andy Anderson to Present at NBI Seminar on LLC Formation

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Anderson will present at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar focusing on common issues clients face when forming a LLC, and how they can take advantage of its benefits.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 9 New Attorneys in Dallas Metroplex

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have joined the firm’s Plano office. Partners James Drakeley, James Patterson and Scott Seifert; of counsel attorneys William Hayward, Laurie Patton, Thomas Slover, Chris Summers, and Robert Van Amburgh; and associate Macy Matthews all started on Jan. 1.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 4 New Associate Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of four new associates to the firm’s offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. All four recently served as summer associates and now join the firm in a full-time capacity.

Patrick Lawhon (Business Transactions), Kyle Klucas (Litigation) and Taylor Chase (Business Transactions and Financial Services) will be in the Kansas City office, while Shannon Bond joins the Health Care practice in Overland Park.

Andy Anderson Provides Insight on AZ’s New LLC Act

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Anderson recently published an article in Greater Phoenix InBusiness on the new Arizona Limited Liability Company Act.

Spencer Fane Adds Felker as Associate in St. Louis Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Elizabeth O’Brien Felker has joined the firm as a Business Transactions associate in the firm’s St. Louis office.

Andy Anderson to Present at National Seminar on New LLC Act

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Anderson will present at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar focusing on the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act (effective September 1, 2019) and the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Act.

Spencer Fane Adds Partner, 2 Of Counsel to New Minneapolis Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to the firm’s newly established Minneapolis office. Jon Farnsworth is a partner in the Business Transactions practice group, while Laurie Quinn and Leslie Witterschein both join the firm as Of Counsel in the Litigation practice group.

Ji Joins Spencer Fane St. Louis Office Business Transactions Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Jay Ji as an associate in the Business Transactions practice at the firm’s St. Louis/Clayton office.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Akinyemi Back to Firm as Associate Attorney

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of Tomi Akinyemi as an associate attorney in the firm’s St. Louis (Clayton) office. He previously worked as a summer associate with Spencer Fane in 2017.

Spencer Fane Adds Anderson to Business Transactions Group in Phoenix

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Andy Anderson to the firm’s Phoenix office as Of Counsel in the Business Transactions practice group.

Spencer Fane adds Bushek to Business Transactions Group in Overland Park

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Kim Bushek has joined the firm’s Overland Park office. She will serve as of counsel in the Business Transactions group, adding depth to the firm’s growing tax practice.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 59 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Patrice Douglas Elected to Board of Directors on State Chamber of Oklahoma

Spencer Fane attorney Patrice Douglas was recently elected to serve a second term on the Board of Directors for the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

Orren Adams Joins Spencer Fane as Partner in St. Louis Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Orren Adams as a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group in St. Louis.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Michael Patterson to Business Transactions Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Partner Michael Patterson to the Business Transactions practice group in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Spencer Fane Adds Partner to Growing Dallas Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Cash to the firm’s Dallas office. Cash joins the firm as a Partner in the Business Transactions practice group.

Spencer Fane Opens Plano, Texas Office as Paul Sander Joins Firm

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our growth in the Dallas market with the opening of an office in Plano, Texas that will be led by new Office Managing Partner Paul Sander. Paul joined Spencer Fane Monday, January 8 in our real estate practice.

Mike McCann Discusses Craft Brewing Legal Issues in Kansas City Business Journal Interview

Spencer Fane Partner Mike McCann was interviewed recently by the Kansas City Business Journal about legal pitfalls that can often affect craft brewery owners.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 58 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Peter Goplerud to Firm’s Business Transactions Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Goplerud, who joins the firm as Of Counsel and brings more than 40 years of legal experience to the firm’s Business Transactions practice.

Andrew Brought and Mark Thornhill Provide Insights on DOJ Worker Endangerment Initiative

Andrew Brought and Mark Thornhill spoke to health and safety leaders at Kansas City companies about federal civil and criminal enforcement of worker endangerment laws. The presentation was part of the Midwestern Construction Safety Conference sponsored by The Builder’s Association of Kansas City.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands, Adding Three New Associates in Kansas City And One in St. Louis

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of four new associates. Three will be added to its Kansas City, MO. office, as well as one new associate addition to its St. Louis, MO. office. David Hrabik will be joining the firm’s Corporate Practice Group; Paul T. Jacobson and Shelby Wood will be added to the Environmental Practice Group. In St. Louis, Soo Hyun Cho will join the Corporate Practice Group.

Tom Jerry Shares Insights on Commercial Real Estate with St. Louis Business Journal

The St. Louis Business Journal hosted a “Table of Experts” panel discussion on July 22nd focusing on Commercial Real Estate. Contributors included Spencer Fane Partner Tom Jerry along with six other representatives from the local real estate community including brokers, developers, accountants, bankers and designers.

McCann Shares Insights on Startups’ Common Pitfalls

Spencer Fane partner Mike McCann was recently interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journal to discuss common legal concerns that entrepreneurs should be wary of when starting a business.

Spencer Fane Continues Growth of St. Louis Office

Spencer Fane is pleased to welcome Aaron Pawlitz to the firm’s St. Louis office. Pawlitz will join the Business Transactions practice group as partner where he will focus on counseling domestic and international public, private and nonprofit organizations in a wide variety of industries. In particular, he will help clients navigate mergers and acquisitions, real estate and lending transactions, corporate governance and other commercial agreements.

McCann Shares Insights with Brewers on Positioning for a Successful Sale at National Conference

Spencer Fane partner Mike McCann was recently a featured speaker and panelist at Brewbound Session, a leading national conference focused on the business side of the craft brewing industry. McCann offered insights on how a brewer can best position his or her business for a successful sale and ultimately a prosperous future.

Spencer Fane Expands its Corporate Practice Group

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Associate Justin Leck to its Kansas City office. Leck will rejoin the firm’s Corporate Practice Group where he will focus on corporate law and real estate, including transfers and leases of real property, mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and providing general advice and services for privately held companies.

Dave Seitter weighs in on partnership pitfalls

Apex Business Advisors, a consulting firm that helps business owners with mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses, recently interviewed Spencer Fane Partner Dave Seitter about the leading causes of partnership disputes and how to avoid them.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Mark Boatman to Business Transactions Group

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Boatman has joined the firm in its St. Louis office as Of Counsel in the Business Transactions Practice Group.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska Super Lawyers®

Spencer Fane congratulates 44 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska Super Lawyers®. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.