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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Aug. 10, 2021


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

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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC is pleased to announce that Paula L. Finch has joined the firm as counsel in the business services practice group, based in Greensfelder’s St. Louis office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paula to Greensfelder, where she will be a tremendous asset to our clients for their business services needs across a broad range of industries,” said Greensfelder President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin T. McLaughlin. “Paula is an accomplished commercial transactions attorney and also brings a particular skill set and focus through her leadership as an entrepreneur and as a supporter of minority and women-owned businesses.”

Finch represents closely held businesses and public companies in commercial transactions, acquisitions, negotiations, contracting, and supplier diversity business opportunities and certifications. She has worked with large multi-state businesses in acquisitions, with family-owned companies starting new enterprises, and with individual entrepreneurs. She has served clients in the manufacturing, technology, transportation and logistics, construction, real estate, insurance and professional services industries. For minority and women-owned businesses, Finch frequently assists in certifications, creating new business ventures and negotiating contracts.

Prior to joining Greensfelder, Finch ran a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) firm as a solo practitioner, concentrating on transactions, contract drafting and negotiations, supplier diversity certification, and other business-focused areas of practice. Previously, she also served as general counsel for a large packaging manufacturer, managing all facets of transactions including acquisitions, vendor and sales contracts, and day-to-day legal issues.

Finch received her J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law and her B.A. from Purdue University.

The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter has partnered with the St. Louis Business Journal to recognize in-house counsel in the region with the “Corporate Counsel Awards.”

This year’s awards go to eight honorees who practice in mergers & acquisitions, compliance, human resources, and a variety of other corporate segments. These honorees provide legal advice to some of the largest employers in the region.

The recipients of the 2021 Corporate Counsel Awards include:

  • Brian Brink, deputy general counsel, Schnuck Markets
  • Christine Kocot McCoy, executive vice president and general counsel, Ascension
  • Alicia Konstantinovich, associate general counsel, HOK
  • Jim Levey, association general counsel, Graybar Electric
  • Mark Menghini, executive vice president and general counsel, Aegion Corp.
  • Kim Myers, general counsel, Imo’s Holding Co.
  • Beverly Slaughter, senior vice president and managing counsel, Wells Fargo
  • Krishna Walker, general counsel, CareVet

The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter congratulates each 2021 Corporate Counsel award recipient for being leaders in the corporate counsel field and exemplifying excellence in their careers.


On July 21, Tim Garrison, a partner at Husch Blackwell and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, was sworn in as an appellate judge on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.


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