October 20, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney Greg A. Nickell as of counsel to the firm’s nationally recognized Financial Services department. Nickell’s practice focuses on real estate law with an emphasis on matters related to real estate mortgage lending and commercial mortgage securitizations.

“Polsinelli Shughart has become a major coast-to-coast firm through recruitment of experienced legal counsel who can serve our lending clients’ needs on a national basis,” said Maribeth S. McMahon, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Finance practice group. “Greg’s experience will complement our existing team and be of great value to our clients. We are pleased he is on our national team.”

Polsinelli Shughart’s Financial Services department consists of more than 80 attorneys spanning all time zones in the continental United States. With offices stretching from coast to coast and highly experienced attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart represents clients in regional and national financing transactions.

Nickell has represented conduit lenders, loan servicers, banks and life insurance companies on a wide variety of real estate matters, including loan originations, assumptions, modifications, tenant-in-common transactions and collateral substitutions. For more than a decade, he served as the primary outside counsel to a major conduit lender based in Kansas City, and in that role he assisted in closing more than 1500 real estate secured loans in more than 30 states.

“I was attracted to Polsinelli Shughart by the opportunities provided by the firm’s broad-based client base and, particularly the opportunity to be involved with its national lending clients,” Nickell said. “The firm also offers me an outstanding opportunity to further develop my own practice while working with some of the most talented attorneys in the business. I am constantly impressed with both the people I meet and the work environment at Polsinelli Shughart.”

Nickell earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1985. He earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration with a focus on economics in 1982 from the University of Missouri. Nickell is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Bob Inderman, Parris Communications, 816-931-8900,

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 540 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( 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 Shughart 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, as Polsinelli Shughart LLP.