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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.

Ron Fano Named New Denver Office Managing Partner

We are pleased to announce that Ron Fano has been named the Denver Office Managing Partner.

Spencer Fane Elects Three Attorneys to the Partnership

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce that Kristen Dekker, Loyd Gattis, and Eric Steinle have been elected to the Firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2014.

Thirty-Six Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

Thirty-six Spencer Fane attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Spencer Fane Attorney Robert H. Epstein Named a Top Attorney by St. Louis Small Business Monthly Magazine

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce that Robert H. Epstein, a partner in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been named one of the top attorneys in metro St. Louis by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly, a regional publication that offers business advice in greater St. Louis.

Mr. Epstein was identified as a top attorney in a poll of readers conducted by editors of the locally owned business publication. Mr. Epstein concentrates his practice in the areas of Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Environmental Law. Mr. Epstein will be recognized in the publication’s February 2013 edition.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from business owners and executives who comprise the readership of St. Louis Small Business Monthly,” said Mr. Epstein. “My practice strives to help our business clients to achieve their goals by providing focused legal expertise and value to address their business needs.”

Mr. Epstein has extensive experience representing commercial and residential real estate developers, entrepreneurial groups, corporations, and other enterprises engaged in different businesses, including environmental matters and solid waste management. Mr. Epstein received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and he earned a B.A. Degree cum laude in history and political science from Boston University.

Mr. Epstein has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® since 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The Missouri Bar.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado Super Lawyers® 2012

Spencer Fane congratulates 33 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2012 Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado Super Lawyers®.

Thirty-One Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013

Thirty-one Spencer Fane attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Chambers USA Names Spencer Fane as a Top-Ranked Firm

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne has been recognized as one of the top law firms in the Kansas City region in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Jim Dankenbring Serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lutheran Senior Services

In May 2012, Spencer Fane Partner Jim Dankenbring was re-elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lutheran Senior Services. Lutheran Senior Services creates opportunities for older adults to achieve their utmost potential—physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. LSS provides a scope of services that range from senior living communities that offer a full continuum of care to affordable housing to in-home services to hospice. With almost 3,000 employees, and campuses located in metropolitan St. Louis, St. Charles, Columbia, Jefferson City, and Central Illinois, LSS is the largest non-profit organization in St. Louis, and is the 10th largest senior care community in the United States.

Jim’s involvement with LSS is just one example of volunteer work that serves as a hallmark of Spencer Fane’s philosophy of community engagement. The firm is deeply committed to the communities it serves. We support local initiatives through our charitable foundation and encourage all attorneys and staff to pursue passions which serve and enrich their community.

Prominent St. Louis Attorneys Join Spencer Fane

Citing the firm’s complementary practice areas, resources and collaborative culture, a group of St. Louis attorneys will join Spencer Fane Britt & Browne effective April 24.

Hartweger Receives the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation 2011 President’s Award

Kansas City Metropolitian Bar Foundation recognizes Pete Hartweger for his contributions.