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Springfield Business Journal Highlights Spencer Fane Growth

The Springfield Business Journal recently recognized Spencer Fane Britt & Browne as “an upstart local competitor” in an article highlighting its continued growth since establishing a presence in Springfield in June.

Most recently, the Business Journal reported that Derek Ankrom, Wade Early, Paul Satterwhite and Elizabeth Wente have joined Spencer Fane to support the firm’s employment, construction, education and health care practices.

“We’ve effectively doubled our size in five months,” Richard Walters, managing partner of Spencer Fane’s Springfield office, told the Business Journal. “These lawyers were a great fit, and they were in practice areas needed by our clients.”

Satterwhite is a partner and leads the Springfield office’s Labor and Employment Group. He has experience in risk management and provides clients with human resources counseling and labor law.

“Spencer Fane has a great reputation for labor and employment law,” Satterwhite told the Business Journal. “I was really looking at what would the next 10 to 15 years look like for the practice of law in Springfield. And from my perspective, Spencer Fane is showing a strong interest in this market by opening this office.”

Ankrom has joined the firm as an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation for religious and educational institutions, health care organizations and clients in the real estate, design and construction industries. Early is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group and focuses on litigation, and Wente is an associate in the Labor and Employment Group. She assists in a variety of issues including both litigation and counseling.

“We anticipated, due to the needs of our clients, that we would be growing when we opened this office, and we’ve really tried to take the time to get the right lawyers with the right energy and the right expertise and personalities, so that we can stay aligned in our interest here at the firm,” Walters told the Business Journal. “We believe we’ve been able to achieve that.”

To view the full Springfield Business Journal article, please click here.