MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Oct. 5, 2021
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Clark Cole, a partner in the St. Louis office of Armstrong Teasdale LLP, has been awarded the 2021 Ben Ely, Jr. Defense Lawyer of the Year Award by the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. Cole is a former president of MODL.
Hein Schneider & Bond PC is pleased to announce that Nate Ross has joined the firm. With over 20 years of experience in real estate, banking, and general commercial litigation, Ross brings his skills and talent to the firm's core practice areas.
Eric Holland, Holland Law Firm founder and president, has recently been selected to serve on the executive committee for The National Trial Lawyers.
The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.
Holland’s appointment to the executive committee makes him one of just three Missouri-based lawyers to serve NTL in this capacity. “I am honored to be selected to serve this great national organization of lawyers who fight for justice every day for their clients,” said Holland.
Holland and his team at the Holland Law Firm have consistently handled and tried some of the largest and most important civil cases in the country, achieving record-setting verdicts and settlements in courtrooms in St. Louis and across the country. Holland's work has been featured in Reuters, Bloomberg, the New York Times, NPR, CBS, the L.A. Times, and CNBC, to name just a few, and he has been described to the media as a “legal mastermind” by his corporate opponents.
Armstrong Teasdale announces that effective Sept. 27, its Jefferson City office moved into a new space at 101 E. High St. on the first floor, just two blocks from the Capitol building. In 1998, the firm planted a flag in Jefferson City and has since occupied space on West Truman Blvd. The firm's long-standing presence in the state capital is indicative of its commitment to and depth of experience handling matters involving government relations and public policy. The space will also house AT Government Strategies (ATGS), a subsidiary of Armstrong Teasdale LLP that provides non-legal government and regulatory affairs services.
Lawyers in Armstrong Teasdale’s government relations and public policy practice area have varied backgrounds in government affairs and politics, and regularly counsel clients on matters related to bid protests and procurement, government contracts, immigration, public finance, securities regulation, insurance coverage and regulation, professional licensing, industrial security and security clearance, environmental law, medical marijuana licensing and regulation, disputes with government agencies and Certificate of Need (CON) matters specific to health care facilities.The firm’s local attorneys also provide robust litigation, financial services and real estate counsel to clients across the country.
ATGS includes both lawyers and skilled professionals with decades of experience in public service. The public affairs, lobbying and consulting group provides full-service government relations and strategic counsel to advance the business objectives of companies, industry associations and other professional entities.
Matt Kitzi, Jefferson City office managing attorney, has extensive public service experience, highlighted by his seven-year tenure as Missouri Commissioner of Securities. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue building on our strong presence in Jefferson City from this new space downtown, in close proximity to the Capitol,” said Kitzi. “This is an important strategic location for us, and we’re proud to be a part of Jefferson City’s past, present and future, as well as to continue investing in our team here.”
The historic and recently renovated space features the same visual and design elements as other firm offices around the world, including the use of natural light, the firm’s signature red accents and wavy wood walls. The inviting space also includes conference rooms, collaboration space and room to grow.