Carnahan Evans, Springfield
Chip Sheppard is a shareholder in Carnahan Evans’ litigation and dispute resolution and transactional practice groups. His practice ranges from acquisitions to planning and zoning to securities and intellectual property transactions. Among other deals, he represented a food services company in the sale of its assets and real estate to another food company and its affiliate.
Sheppard also leads Carnahan Evans’s cannabis practice. He was instrumental in writing the constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana, for which Missouri Lawyers Media named him as one of its Lawyers of the Year in 2019. He also worked on the more recent amendment that legalized recreational marijuana.
He is a former president of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and is a board member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation. He also served as chairman of the Nonpartisan Court Plan Committee in Greene County.
Sheppard earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1983.