MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Feb. 3, 2021
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
McCausland Barrett & Bartalos PC announces the promotion of Clinton Turley to partner. He leads the firm's St. Louis office which opened in June 2020.
Turley's practice includes a wide range of cases including automobile accidents, fraud, breach of contract and violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. He first started with the firm as a law clerk in 2012, and he worked in the firm’s Kansas City office for six years as an associate.
Lewis Rice LLC announces that Paul Himmelstein has joined the firm. He has extensive background in the areas of business, estate planning, and real estate. He practiced with Van Osdol prior to joining Lewis Rice.
"We are pleased to have Paul join our team at Lewis Rice," said Tom Martin, managing member of the Kansas City office. "The addition of Paul to our corporate, tax, and estate planning department aligns with our firm’s focus of providing sophisticated legal counsel and custom-tailored solutions to our clients. We have a great deal of respect for the background, experience, and insight he brings to Lewis Rice.”
Himmelstein will continue to assist clients with business formation, contract review, employment issues, and real estate transactions. He will also counsel clients in estate planning matters including the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, estate and trust administration, and tax return preparation. He has extensive experience in advising clients on sophisticated estate planning issues such as multi-generational planning as well as charitable gift planning.
Himmelstein serves on a number of boards and committees including the Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, the Estate Planning Society, the Jewish Federation, Centurions, and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Berkowitz Oliver LLP elevated Megan Costello to partner effective Jan. 1. She joined the firm in 2016 after beginning her career in Colorado, where she graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2010 and served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Laurie Booras of the Colorado Court of Appeals before entering private practice.
Costello practices in the labor and employment field, where she assists clients in defending against employment-related claims and complying with laws pertaining to their work force.
Costello currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City and the board of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.
Costello is a Kansas City native and graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy, and she received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University.
Michelle Wade of Jetstream Aviation Law had an article on aviation regulatory compliance, “Dodge Legal Turbulence: Cover FAA Regulations in Your Compliance Program,” published in the February 2021 issue of the SCCE CEP Magazine, a publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).
McCausland Barrett & Bartalos PC announces three new associates for its Kansas City office: Nathan Carroll, Meredith Short and Jacob Cundiff.
Carroll attended the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School as well as the University of Missouri School of Law. In law school, he worked at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. He also interned with the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Additionally, at the University of Missouri School of Law, he provided pro bono legal services to veterans through the Veterans Clinic.
Short graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. In law school, She participated in Mock Trial, Medical-Legal Partnership and the Douglas County Legal Aid Society. She also clerked for the Shawnee County District Court and was a legal intern for the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.
Cundiff has accepted an offer to join the firm as an associate after his graduation from Creighton University School of Law in May 2021. He is originally from Loveland, Colorado and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Denver. In law school, he participated in Moot Court and received an award for outstanding oralist. He started clerking for the firm in January 2020.
Baty Otto Coronado PC announces that Stephen H. Snead has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).
Snead is a partner in the firm’s Springfield office. He is a highly skilled mediator having mediated more than 500 civil disputes in the past 10 years. He focuses his practice on personal injury, professional liability, product liability defense, commercial litigation, and insurance defense. Also an experienced trial lawyer, Snead has tried more than 100 jury trials on a range of issues including catastrophic injury, large property damage claims, and commercial and professional liability litigation.
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are among the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators.
“We’re delighted to recognize Stephen H. Snead to the Academy’s Missouri chapter in recognition of excellence in his mediation practice,” commented Darren Lee, executive director of NADN.