News
October 31, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart congratulates 19 of its attorneys elected to shareholder from our Chicago, Kansas City, Phoenix, Springfield, and St. Louis offices, effective November 1, 2011.

“We're pleased to recognize and reward our new shareholders for their hard work and dedication to serving our clients,” said Polsinelli Shughart Chairman Russ Welsh. “We're committed to the development of our people. Their professional achievements help ensure that together, our firm will continue to create value that can help our clients succeed. We’re excited to share the news.”

The promotions to shareholder are occurring during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli Shughart. In 2011, the firm opened Dallas and Los Angeles offices, and added more than 39 attorneys nationwide to help meet our clients' needs. Denver is experiencing the most dramatic expansion. The office doubled in size when two large groups of attorneys joined Polsinelli Shughart expanding corporate, health care, intellectual property, and real estate services, and business and construction litigation capabilities. The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli Shughart, "the third fastest growing law firm in the country." And, the firm continues on its path of success with the promotion of 19 attorneys to shareholder status.

Congratulations to the following new shareholders:

Kansas City and Overland Park Offices

• Collin B. Altieri, Trial department with a focus on business and health care litigation. He earned a J.D. from the University of Kansas, 2001.
• Ryan R. Cook, Real Estate department with a focus on real estate development/transactions. He earned a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002.
• Brandon B. Fergerson, Real Estate and Business departments with a focus on corporate law and real estate development/transactions. He earned a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1995.
• Robert J. Hingula, Trial department with an emphasis on business litigation and labor and employment. He earned a J.D. from the University of Kansas, 2004.
• Joseph P. Langston, Real Estate and Financial Service departments with a focus on real estate finance. He earned a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2004.
• Justin T. Liby, Business department with an emphasis on insurance business and regulatory law. He earned a J.D. from Washburn University, 1994.
• Arthel McDaniel, III, Financial Services and Real Estate departments with a focus in tax credit finance and development. He earned a J.D. from University of California-Los Angeles, 1997.
• Curtis J. Petersen, Real Estate department with a focus on is real estate development, including land use and zoning and public-private partnerships/incentives. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia, 2004.
• Ingrid F. VanBiber, Financial Services department with a focus on tax credit finance and real estate finance. She earned a J.D. from Washington University, 2001.

Chicago Office

• Anne M. Cooper, Business department with a focus on health care. She earned a J.D. from Saint Louis University, 2004.
• Kathryn M. Stalmack, Business department with an emphasis on health care. She earned a J.D. from Loyola University-Chicago, 2001.

Phoenix Office

• Brian M. Flaherty, Trial department with a focus on: business and construction litigation and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation. He earned a J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law-Tucson, 2004.
• Melissa S. Ho, Trial department with an emphasis on government investigations and white-collar criminal defense. She earned a J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law-Tucson, 2004.
• Anthony W. Merrill, Business and Trial department with a focus on insurance coverage/bad faith litigation. He earned a J.D., cum laude, from Brigham Young University, 2003.

Springfield Office

• Jay M. Dade, Trial department with an emphasis in labor and employment litigation, and business litigation. He earned a J.D. from University of Missouri School of Law, 1993.

St. Louis Office

• Joseph A. Bealmear, Real Estate department with a focus on real estate development/ transactions. He earned a J.D. from the University of Missouri, 2003.
• John M. Challis, Trial department with an emphasis in intellectual property litigation as well as probate and trust litigation. He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University, 2004.
• Michelle L. Clardy, Trial and Financial Services departments with a focus on creditors rights, loan enforcement and creditors bankruptcy representation. She earned a J.D. from the University of Illinois, 2004.
• Julie G. Schultz, Tax Credit Finance, with an emphasis on Federal New Markets Tax Credits and Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Credits. She earned a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, 2004.

For more information contact Heather McMichael at hmcmichael@polsinelli.com or 816-395-0618.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 570 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.