January 20, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart, a national law firm with more than 570 attorneys, continues its growth in financial services with the addition of attorney Jarrett K. Vine to the firm’s Delaware office. Vine practices in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring group and advises a variety of clients on all aspects of bankruptcies and financial restructurings. Vine will augment Polsinelli’s Delaware office, which focuses on serving as Delaware local counsel, conflicts counsel, avoidance action/contingency fee counsel, special counsel and claims administration counsel in various matters pending before the Delaware courts.

“This addition further solidifies our commitment to our national bankruptcy practice and our ability to serve clients coast to coast in all aspects of financial restructuring,” said Christopher A. Ward, vice chair of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice. Ward also manages the Wilmington office.

The Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice group consists of more than two dozen attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Phoenix, St. Louis and Wilmington. Led by Practice Group Chair James E. Bird and Vice-Chair Chris Ward, the attorneys assist clients in business loan workouts, Chapter 11 business reorganizations, and out-of-court restructurings. In recent years, the firm has been involved in several well known bankruptcy cases including Coach America, Signature Styles, Indianapolis Downs, Palm Harbor Homes and Open Range Communications. Polsinelli Shughart recently expanded capabilities with the addition of a Dallas office that extends the firm’s reach and complements existing offices stretching from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The National Law Journal recently ranked Polsinelli Shughart as one of the fastest growing law firms in the country.

“Polsinelli Shughart offers me an outstanding opportunity to further develop my own bankruptcy practice while working with some of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the business. The firm has a national reputation in financial services and I look forward to growing my practice,” said Vine.

Vine earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Widener University School of Law in 2009. He earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 2005.

For more information contact Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

About Polsinelli Shughart
With 570 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 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.