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April 24, 2014

Armstrong Teasdale

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  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with more than 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China and double-digit revenue growth in 2011, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 18 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is ranked in the 2012 lists of the nation’s largest law firms: the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal.  For more information, please visit www.armstrongteasdale.com.

Contributing authors from Armstrong Teasdale:

Derick E. Allen, Intellectual Property, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
As a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, Derick Allen assists pharmaceutical, chemical and life science-based companies with securing and protecting their...
Christopher J. Anderson, Trusts & Estates Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Partner
For more than 35 years, Chris Anderson has been protecting his clients’ assets and their legacies. As leader of the Trusts and Estates practice in the Kansas City office, he provides...
Jennifer Arendes, labor, employment attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Jennifer Arendes is an accomplished attorney who represents public and private sector companies in all aspects of employment litigation and human resources-related matters at the federal,...
Practice Group
Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with more than 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China and double-digit revenue growth in 2011, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated...
Law Firm
Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with more than 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China and double-digit revenue growth in 2011, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated...
Laura A. Bentele, Litigation Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Associate
Laura Bentele is an associate attorney in the Litigation group practicing in the areas of complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. To achieve optimal outcomes, Laura...
Thomas Bottini, International Commercial Transactions, Armstrong Teasdale, law
Partner
Tom Bottini works with foreign and domestic companies of all sizes in all aspects of international commercial and financial transactions, foreign direct investment global management,...
David W. Braswell, Corporate Services Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
As leader of the Corporate Services practice group—recently named the top corporate law firm in St. Louis byCorporate Board Member magazine—David Braswell serves public and...
Jeremy M. Brenner, Labor Law Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm
Associate
Jeremy Brenner, a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s Employment & Labor and Non-Compete/Trade Secrets practice groups, combines his experience and education in human resources and law...
Richard Brophy, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Associate
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, Richard Brophy counsels clients in matters involving a wide range of intellectual property disputes.
Daniel J. Burke, Jr., Real Estate Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm
Associate
A member of the Real Estate, Public Finance, and Financial Services practice groups, Dan Burke counsels individuals and organizations from the initial stages of contract drafting and...
Jennifer R. Byrne, Corporate Services, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law Firm
Partner
As a member of the firm’s Corporate Services practice group, Jennifer Byrne concentrates her practice in general corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate...
Arthur Cang international law attorney armstrong teasdale law firm
Associate
Arthur Cang is an associate attorney in the International practice group. Based in the firm's Shanghai office, he advises clients in the areas of foreign direct investment, commercial...
Daniel J. Carpenter, Products Liability Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner
Dan Carpenter heads Armstrong Teasdale’s Products Liability practice group. An active trial attorney, he has spent nearly 20 years concentrating on product liability and toxic tort...
Nicholas B. Clifford, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law
Partner
An experienced litigator and trial lawyer, Nick Clifford serves individuals and private and public companies in a wide variety of industries in cases involving diverse technologies and...
Karrie Clinkinbeard, Fire, Electrical, Liability, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale
Partner
Karrie Clinkinbeard is a member of the firm’s Fire and Electrical Liability practice group. She represents utility companies, businesses, product manufacturers and fireworks companies...
Dan Cooper, Corporate Services Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Associate
Dan Cooper is a member of the Corporate Services Group concentrating in the areas of tax, public finance, acquisitions and general corporate transactions. For individuals and businesses,...
The Corporate Services Group (CSG) provides comprehensive representation in all areas of business law, corporate finance and investment. Our clients include large, publicly-held companies,...
William Corrigan, Business Litigation Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner
An experienced business litigator, Bill serves as outside general counsel to national companies and to many small and large privately-held businesses that are headquartered in St. Louis. A...
John F. Cowling, Litigation Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner
An accomplished litigator, John Cowling counsels organizations through a range of strategic business decisions. He practices primarily in the areas of general litigation, environmental...
Patrick Coyle, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law Firm
Associate
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, Patrick Coyle focuses on complex intellectual property matters pending in state, federal and appellate courts throughout the United...
John Dooling Jr, estate, tax, business succession, attorney, Armstrong Teasdale,
Of Counsel
John Dooling guides corporate executives, business owners, and high-net worth private clients in planning for the future. Practicing primarily in estate, tax, business succession strategies...
Michael Downey, Legal Ethics, Risk Management Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law
Partner
An accomplished litigator, Michael Downey advises law and accounting firms on legal, ethics and risk management issues and defends those firms in a wide range of matters. Issues handled...
The Employment & Labor practice group represents management in all aspects of Employment & Labor matters and litigation. Large as well as small employers and corporations are...
Richard W. Engel, Jr., Financial Services, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law fir
Partner
Rick Engel serves as the Practice Group Leader of the Financial Services group – the firm’s national banking, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor practice. In his practice, he has...
Shelley Ericsson, Labor, Employment, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Shelley Ericsson provides practical, sophisticated advice to complex legal problems unique to the labor and employment arena. In state and federal courts and before state, federal, and...
Diane E. Felix, health care attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Diane Felix has focused her practice on representation of health care providers, with a significant portion of that practice involving long-term care facilities. Her representation of...
Our fire and electrical liability attorneys are fully immersed in fire and explosion issues. We are experienced in fire and explosion training, are active members of professional and legal...
Daniel M. Fitzgerald,Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Partner
Dan Fitzgerald is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group where he co-chairs the mechanical practice group. He specializes in mechanical, electro-...
Steve Foristal, Corporate Services, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Associate
Steve Foristal is a member of the firm’s Corporate Services practice group, counseling clients in matters related to the formation, operation, growth and transfer of business...
Jovita M. Foster, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Labor Law Attorney
Partner
Jovita Foster is an accomplished litigator working with small- to medium-sized businesses, public utilities, and Fortune 100 and 500 companies in all facets of employment and labor law. In...
Armstrong Teasdale lawyers practice extensively in the areas of franchising and distribution, including the development of new franchise systems, preparation of franchise offering circulars...
David P. Frenzia, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Labor Law Attorney
Associate
David Frenzia provides clients real and practical solutions in the areas of labor relations and employment law. In state and federal courts and before state, federal, and local...
Brian Gill, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Of Counsel
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, Brian Gill focuses on obtaining domestic and foreign patents, registering trademarks and copyrights, counseling clients, rendering...
Robert Graham III, Financial Services, Real estate, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale
Partner
Robert Graham is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Financial Institutions and Corporate Services practice groups. His experience includes the representation of financial...
Dione C. Greene, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Associate
A member of the Litigation practice group, Dione Greene focuses on employment disputes, insurance issues, franchise matters and municipal law.
Sheena R. Hamilton, Business Litigation Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Associate
Sheena Hamilton is an associate attorney focusing her practice in both the Employment and Labor and the Business Litigation groups. She defends employers of all sizes in the public and...
John P. Hasman, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Labor Employment Attorney
Partner
John “J.P.” Hasman has been actively engaged in labor relations throughout his professional life. He focuses on the areas of labor relations, municipal labor and employment law.
James Heinen, Intellectual Property, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law Firm
Associate
Jim Heinen, Jr. is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, his main focus is on the...
Martha Hereford, International, immigration attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law
Partner
A member of the International practice group, Marty Hereford provides immigration and naturalization services to businesses, families and individuals. Marty has an extensive background in...
Jennifer E. Hoekel, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Partner
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and a registered U.S. patent attorney, Jennifer Hoekel focuses on patent litigation. Finding her general...
Casey O. Housley, Products Liability, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Casey Housley is Chair of Armstrong Teasdale’s Product Liability Group and focuses his practice on fire and electrical liability. His clients include utilities, major property and...
Scott Hunt, Tax attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
A member of the firm’s Tax practice group, Scott Hunt handles matters relating to employee benefit and exempt organizations issues. In the heavily regulated and constantly evolving...
Lynn Hursh, Trial, Products, Fire Electric, Liability, Attorney, Armstrong
Partner
Lynn Hursh serves as lead trial counsel in the defense of product manufacturers, service providers and energy suppliers in the gas and power industries. These matter primarily involve fires...
John Igoe, Tax, Employee Benefits, Trusts, Estates, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale
Partner
As a member of the Tax, Employee Benefits and Trusts and Estates practice group since 1986, Jon Igoe guides individuals in the creation and administration of trusts and estates and in...
David B. Jennings, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
David Jennings is a member of the Intellectual Property Services Group and serves as practice area leader in the field of Technology & Licensing. He concentrates his practice in...
Robert A Kaiser, Employment, Labor, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner
Bob Kaiser is a member of the Employment and Labor practice group representing emerging and mature businesses in labor and personnel-related disputes. Because employment and labor laws and...
Michael Kass, Labor, Employment, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Michael Kass is chair of Armstrong Teasdale's Employment and Labor Law practice group and is a former co-chair of the firm's Non-Compete/Trade Secrets practice group. He guides...
Brian E. Kaveney, Litigation, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner & Security Clearance Team Leader
Brian Kaveney is an experienced business litigator whose practice includes advising defense contractors on compliance matters and assisting companies and individuals in obtaining and...
Diane Keefe, Health Care, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law Firm
Of Counsel
Diane J. Keefe, a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s health care practice group, maintains a general transactional and regulatory practice. Working primarily with hospitals, physicians,...
Tamara J. Keller, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Associate
Tami Keller serves lenders and borrowers in a variety of different industries in connection with commercial loan transactions and construction-based acquisitions.  Currently, the...
Patrick J. Kenny, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
Patrick Kenny is a trial lawyer with emphasis on complex litigation and appellate work including bad faith and insurance coverage disputes, ERISA litigation (pension and benefits),...
Gerald A. King, Explosion, fire, Electrocution litigation, attorney, Armstrong
Partner
Jerry King practices in all aspects of explosion, fire, and electrocution litigation, including products liability, class actions, trials, and appeals. As a Certified Fire and Explosion...
Matt Kitzi, Corporate, Securities Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, Law firm
Partner
Matt Kitzi’s public service experience, highlighted by his seven-year tenure as Missouri Commissioner of Securities, gives him unique perspectives and the ability to offer practical,...
Matthew Kreutzer, Franchise Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Matt Kreutzer serves as Chair of the firm's Franchise, Distribution and Antitrust practice group and is a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law by the California State...
Bruce D. LeMoine, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Bankruptcy Attorney
Partner
Bruce LeMoine is a member of the firm’s Business Services practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of financial restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy.
Bruce A. Leslie, Corporate Attorney with Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Partner
Bruce Leslie, a partner in the Corporate Services group, focuses on gaming, hospitality, real estate development, construction and general business transactions in both his legal practice...
Amy J. Lorenz-Moser, Litigation Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
Partner
An experienced litigator, Amy Lorenz-Moser concentrates her practice on complex personal-injury defense, including product liability and toxic tort defense. She has served as...
Jeffery T. McPherson, Trial attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
Partner
Jeff McPherson is a trial and appellate lawyer handling all phases of commercial, tort, real estate, municipal and governmental litigation. He is AV® peer review rated, Martindale-...
Samir R. Mehta, Intellectual Property Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Associate
Samir Mehta is an associate attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. He focuses on the areas of computer software, hardware and high-technology, preparing and...
Sara Finan Melly, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Insurance Attorney
Partner
A litigator in Armstrong Teasdale’s Financial Services Group, Sara Melly concentrates her practice on representing clients in matters involving debtor and creditor rights, lender...
Vance D. Miller, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Labor Law Attorney
Partner
Since 1978, Vance Miller has represented management in all aspects of labor relations and employment matters. Before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout...
Michael G. Munsell, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner
As a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s Intellectual Property practice, Mike Munsell provides tailored and focused representation to start-ups and mature businesses. He counsels clients...
Daniel C. Nelson, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
Dan Nelson is an accomplished trial attorney working in the area of commercial litigation and information security and privacy law. In both state and federal courts, he represents ...
Raphael S. Nemes, Litigation Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale law firm
Associate
Raphael Nemes is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group. He strives to achieve the most desirable outcomes for clients while still anticipating and exploring alternative...
John J. O'Brien, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Real Estate Attorney
Partner
John O’Brien counsels clients in connection with all aspects of financing, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.
Julie O'Keefe, Environmental Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
Partner
For more than 20 years, Julie O’Keefe has defended businesses in environmental and occupational safety and health (OSH) enforcement actions brought by governmental agencies and...
Of Counsel
Jill Palmquist specializes in estate planning and works closely with her clients to protect their families and wealth during transitional times such as illness, disability and death...
Jill R. Polk, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Securities Attorney
Of Counsel
Jill Polk is a member of the firm’s Corporate Services Group and practices primarily in the areas of securities, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. In her...
Matthew J. Reh, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
Matt Reh focuses his practice on real estate and tort litigation.
John Talbot Sant, Jr. Business & Financial Services Attorney with Armstrong
Partner
Tal Sant is a member of the Business Services and Financial Services practice groups. He provides strategic advice to creditors, creditors committees, borrowers, debtors and acquirers of...
Guy A. Schmitz, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Tax attorney
Of Counsel
Guy Schmitz is a member of the Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trust & Estates practice group. Businesses of all sizes, in a broad range of industries, look to him for strategic...
Tiffany L. Schwartz, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Associate
As a member of the Intellectual Property practice group, Tiffany Schwartz guides brand owners in matters involving trademark selection, registration, policing, and protection...
Robert Schwendinger, Health Care Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm
Partner
As leader of the Health Care practice group, Bob Schwendinger provides strategic advice and legal representation for hospitals, physician groups, providers and both for-profit and nonprofit...
Jennifer A. Schwesig, Armstrong teasdale Law firm, international attorney
Partner
Jennifer Schwesig serves as the leader of the firm’s International Practice Group. She understands that to be truly competitive, companies must have a business orientation that is...
Founded and headed by Brian Kaveney (855.855.1121), an experienced litigator and former Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps., our Security Clearance team can reduce your risk. In...
Tamra Wilson Setser, employment, labor, attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm
Partner
Tamra Wilson Setser is a 30-year veteran of employment law and mediator with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. Her practice focuses on helping companies and organizations develop...
If you think social media is a passing fad, consider Facebook’s burgeoning statistics. This social networking site is only seven years old but it’s already garnered over...
John L. Sullivan, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Financial Institutions Attorney
Partner
Leader of the firm’s Banking and Financial Institutions practice group, John Sullivan directs national and international financial institutions through issues affecting the ever-...
The Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trust & Estates practice group handles a wide variety of federal, state, and local tax matters. The practice group’s work in the tax and employee...
Mark A. Thomas, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Associate
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group and a registered patent attorney, Mark Thomas focuses on litigation of complex intellectual property matters pending in state,...
John A. Vering, Labor Law attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
Partner
John Vering leads the Employment and Labor Law practice group in the Kansas City office. A strong litigator, he works with both local and national organizations in a wide array of...
Joseph S. von Kaenel, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm, Securities Attorney
Partner
Joe von Kaenel serves public, private, and not-for-profit corporations and their boards of directors and board committees, providing advice on corporate governance, compliance, and...
George M. von Stamwitz, Environmental Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
Partner
With more than 25 years of legal experience and 10 years of risk transfer consulting, George von Stamwitz has seen environmental risk in every conceivable business and regulatory context....
Jonathan Wolff, Environmental Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
Associate
As a member of the firm’s Corporate Services and Environmental practice groups, Jonathan Wolff helps companies seeking guidance on environmental compliance and the allocation of...
Jia You, Armstrong Teasdale Law firm, International Attorney
Partner
  Jia “Holly” You is a partner in the International practice group. Since 2005, she has worked with domestic and international enterprises engaged in foreign investment...

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