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Husch Blackwell Sanders

Aug 18, 2010

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri gets closer to campaign goal

Another law firm has pledged a large donation to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to help its goal of providing equal justice to low-income individuals. The organization announced that Spencer Fane Britt & Browne’s St. Louis office has committed to donating $50,000 to its First Annual Bar Campaign. The campaign will contribute to the organization’s […]

Jul 27, 2010

Midwest Outdoor wants $2.7M from Husch Blackwell

Debate over what was on the minds of jurors in a federal racketeering trial five years ago has fueled a legal malpractice claim against Husch Blackwell Sanders in Kansas City.

Dec 27, 2009

Four more Husch Blackwell attorneys leave

A scenario from a few months ago in St. Louis is repeating itself in Kansas City. Striking out on their own are two Husch Blackwell Sanders partners. Floyd Finch and Bruce Campbell are hanging the Finch & Campbell shingle at 1220 Washington St., on the west side of downtown Kansas City. Associates Shomari Benton and […]

Dec 7, 2009

Not child’s play

The hamsters coo, squeak and squeal, zooming along their plastic play sets. Zhu Zhu Pets, the $8 robotic rodents made by St. Louis-based toy company Cepia, are the hottest toys of the holiday season, but don't ask Phil Kaplan if he has an inside source. Kaplan, a Stinson Morrison Hecker attorney who has represented Cepia since 2004, will be waiting in line at Toys "R" Us just like everybody [...]

Nov 16, 2009

Kansas City Newsmakers, Nov. 16, 2009

Harrison joins Sonnenschein Belinda L. Harrison has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal’s Kansas City office as counsel in its litigation practice.  Harrison previously worked as corporate counsel at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), an international trade group that represents nearly 160,000 independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues a[...]

Oct 5, 2009

U.S. attorney ends probe of air ambulance service

The U.S. Department of Justice has ceased all actions against an air ambulance service in West Plains, Mo., after more than two years of federal investigation, Husch Blackwell Sanders in Kansas City announced Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized documents from Air Evac Lifeteam’s corporate headquarters in May 2007 as part of an investigation […]

Sep 29, 2009

Michenfelder helped define zoning law, standards

Former St. Louis County Bar president and prominent zoning attorney Albert A. Michenfelder Jr. died on Saturday. He was 83. Michenfelder practiced at Husch Blackwell Sanders until his retirement in June and before that was at Ziercher & Hocker, which merged into Husch. He practiced primarily in real estate litigation, particularly in zoning. “He essentially […]

Sep 17, 2009

Five Missouri firms get perfect scores on Corporate Equality Index

Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Stinson Morrison Hecker joined the ranks of Missouri law firms receiving a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which examines corporate policies affecting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. For a second year, Bryan Cave, Husch Blackwell Sanders and Thompson Coburn had perfect scores. Polsinelli[...]

Sep 14, 2009

Bankruptcy attorney Warfield to join Thompson Coburn

High-profile bankruptcy attorney David Warfield is joining Thompson Coburn. Warfield, who has represented companies including Solutia Inc. and Krispy Kreme franchisee Sweet Traditions, is exiting Husch Blackwell Sanders. Warfield has been at Husch Blackwell or one of its predecessor firms for 16 years (click here to read his bio still available on the Husch Web […]

Sep 13, 2009

Firm stays with $120,000 for starters

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh’s management committee opted to stick with a $120,000 starting salary for its St. Louis associates. That means the No. 10 ranked firm on Missouri’s Money 20 is paying new associates more than the firms in the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, Bryan Cave and Husch Blackwell Sanders. Those firms both […]

Sep 13, 2009

Life after the big firm

Commercial litigators exit Husch over client conflicts

Two Husch Blackwell Sanders partners kicked into high gear their plan to start their own firm after conflicts forced them to give up potential cases. Commercial litigator Geoffrey Gerber on Sept. 1 joined former Husch Blackwell recruiting vice-chairman Pete Salsich III at The BrickHouse Law Group office in Lafayette Square.

Sep 1, 2009

H&R Block hires new general counsel

H&R Block Inc. named Brian Woram general counsel almost two years after the tax company’s previous general counsel exited. Woram, the chief legal and compliance officer for Dallas-based homebuilder Centex Corp., will start work at H&R Block Sept. 14, the tax company said in a press release Monday. Woram replaces Carol Graebner, according to an […]

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