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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Jan. 4, 2022


See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis | Kansas City | Mid-Missouri

St. Louis

Armstrong Teasdale announces that Lynn T. Goessling has been elected to the firm's equity partnership. In addition, four lawyers in the St. Louis office have been named income partners of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2022: Lucas Amodio, Nicolas P. Cejas, Angela L. Odlum, and Ida S. Shafaie.

Goessling has more than two decades of experience in commercial real estate and business law. She represents a diverse range of clients across the country, from developers and landowners to privately held businesses and public companies. She is active in all sectors of the commercial real estate industry.

Amodio focuses on high-technology and computer-related matters involving patent law and cybersecurity. A former software engineer, he guides in-house counsel, inventors, and patent examiners in applying for and protecting U.S. and foreign patent applications. Amodio is also a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) through the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC Council).

Cejas is a member of the firm’s award-winning mass tort and catastrophic loss practice area. His main focus is representing major hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other professionals facing catastrophic injury and other medical malpractice claims. Cejas also defends clients in premises liability, product liability, insurance, and commercial actions.

Odlum represents developers, finance and banking firms, utilities, nonprofit organizations, governmental bodies, and other public and private entities in transactions involving development and financing incentives. In addition to working on all aspects of various tax-incentive transactions and bond issuances, she also assists clients in the strategic development and management of a variety of industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate projects.

Shafaie counsels clients across industry sectors, primarily regarding complex civil rights claims and related state and local anti-discrimination laws. She has also conducted in-depth investigations on behalf of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, educational institutions, and government entities. Shafaie advises clients on noncompete, trade secret, and restrictive covenant matters. She has successfully argued on behalf of her clients to secure temporary restraining orders in federal court.

Kansas City

McCausland Barrett & Bartalos PC has promoted Kevin Looby to partner. He first started with the firm as an associate in 2015.

Armstrong Teasdale announces that Darren K. Sharp has been elected to the firm's equity partnership. In addition, Kevin W. Prewitt has been named an income partner of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Sharp co-chairs the firm’s franchising and distribution practice area. He has successfully tried jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts, and he has handled arbitrations involving business and employment disputes. 

Prewitt focuses on employment, insurance coverage, real estate, personal injury, franchise, and class action cases, including collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and related Missouri statutes. His experience includes multiple jury trials under the Missouri Human Rights Act and defending franchisees, manufacturers, and real estate brokers and agents against claims brought under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and Kansas Consumer Protection Act.


Armstrong Teasdale announces that Benjamin L. Musholt in the firm's Jefferson City office has been named an income partner effective Jan. 1, 2022. He represents developers, investors, financial institutions, utilities, governmental bodies, and other public and private entities in all aspects of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing, development, and construction of real property. In addition to negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, leases, easement agreements, and subdivision indentures, Musholt assists clients in obtaining planning and zoning approvals for various uses.


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