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Five attorneys launch new firm

Four of the seven attorneys who made up Lexington firm Langdon & Emison have left to start a new firm. The firm, Sullivan, Bautista, Morgan, Allen & Chronic, will specialize in plaintiffs’ litigation, with particular emphasis on personal injury, wrongful ...

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Bryan Cave earns star status on go-to firm list; smaller firms land five spots

Bryan Cave was one of the marquee names in trade magazine Corporate Counsel’s survey of firms that represent Fortune 100 companies, but much smaller firms also made their presence known. With representation of four Fortune 100 companies in torts and ...

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Shook Hardy makes list of best law firms for women

Shook, Hardy & Bacon was the only Missouri law firm to make this year’s Working Mother magazine’s list of the 50 best law firms for women. The Kansas City-based firm’s internal education and networking programs were cited in the list, ...

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Bryan Cave lawyers represent seller in $596M deal

One of the lead Bryan Cave partners representing the seller on a nearly $600 million purchase by Barnes & Noble was partly blamed for a stock option backdating scandal at the book retailer two years ago. Barnes & Noble is ...

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Six of Missouri’s largest firms named to Midwest real estate ranking

Six MOney 20 law firms are on the Midwest Real Estate News’ ranking of the firms with the largest real estate practices in the region, with St. Louis-based Thompson Coburn in the No. 2 slot. The rankings from the Best ...

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Shook, Hardy forms alliance with Venezuelan firm

Following the urging of partners at its Miami office, Shook, Hardy & Bacon established a strategic alliance with a Venezuelan firm. The alliance formalizes an 11-year relationship Shook, Hardy has had with Caracas firm Araque Reyna Sosa Viso & Pittie. ...

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Simmons firm adds four partners to letterhead

The name of the Simmons law firm has become more of a mouthful. What was SimmonsCooper has become Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd a year after former name partner Jeff Cooper stepped back to an of counsel position with the ...

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New immigration law ‘not that far-reaching’

A few Missouri residents believe a tightened immigration law that took effect in January is more extensive than it actually is. Missouri’s law, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to knowingly employ illegal immigrants. Barbara Crancer, chief counsel ...

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Armstrong Teasdale names KC head, combines litigation practices

Torts and products liability litigator Laurence Tucker will oversee the nearly 30 Armstrong Teasdale attorneys based in Kansas City, the firm said in a press release. Tucker succeeds Lynn W. Hursh, who served nine years as managing attorney. Hursh will lead the ...

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Managing partners: economy’s doing better, firms aren’t

Law firm managing partners are almost back to feeling neutral about the economy but still are pessimistic about their firms’ chances for growth. Citi Private Bank’s managing partner confidence index went up 23 points to 91 in the last six ...

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