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MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Sept. 28, 2021


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

St. Louis | Mid-Missouri

St. Louis

Evans & Dixon, LLC is excited to welcome Marjorie M. Lewis and Jordan C. Dillender to the firm.

Lewis has spent her career providing representation in litigation and transactional matters in the areas of construction, development, real estate, employment, business, land use and other matters. She also acts as general counsel for various businesses.

Dillender's experience is diverse and includes over nine years of legal research and drafting experience, and over six years of litigation experience.

Armstrong Teasdale announces that Erin Edelman, financial and real estate services partner, has been selected to lead the firm’s restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy practice. She succeeds Richard Engel, who was named the firm's general counsel earlier this year.

In the role, Edelman will oversee a robust team of more than 30 attorneys in offices throughout the U.S. Lawyers in the practice have appeared and practiced in almost every federal jurisdiction in the U.S. as well as the U.K. They have been chosen to represent debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies and restructurings. The team has experience working on a wide range of domestic and cross-border matters, including advisory, transactional and contentious work, with a particular focus on the automotive, food, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, oil and gas, and retail and leisure sectors.

“Since joining the firm in 2016, Erin has been an incredible asset to firm clients through complex bankruptcies and multimillion-dollar litigation proceedings,” said Robert Klahr, who leads the firm’s financial and real estate services practice group. “This leadership role provides a great opportunity for her to drive the practice forward and continue to sharpen the skill sets of our strong team.”

Edelman regularly counsels clients in bankruptcy, commercial and real estate litigation matters. She represents the interests of debtors, secured lenders and unsecured creditors seeking to maximize their return through bankruptcy or out-of-court restructuring. She handles a variety of complex transactions and litigation related to corporate restructuring, including defending and prosecuting preference and related litigation, negotiating and documenting capital and debt structures, and loan workouts and asset acquisitions and divestitures. Edelman has recently handled a number of high-profile Chapter 11 and post-bankruptcy proceedings.


Cripps & Simmons, LLC is pleased to announce Joseph F. Langworthy has joined their estate, business and tax planning firm as an associate in Columbia.

Langworthy joined the firm as a law clerk, before earning his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law. He completed his B.S. and M.B.A. at the University of Missouri in Columbia as well.

Langworthy comes from a family of lawyers, including his grandfather, father and younger brother.

“We believe Joe will be a magnificent addition to our team and we are excited to have him,” said Helen Cripps, founding member of the firm.


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