MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Nov. 28, 2023
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Brown & Crouppen, PC proudly announces its new 50,000 square foot, state-of-the art headquarters in St. Louis.
Effective Nov. 1, 2023, the firm's new address is 4900 Daggett Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, in the new Kings Hill development. The headquarters is conveniently located near highways 40/64 and 44, and the federal court, 21st Judicial Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, and the Division of Workers' Compensation.
The firm has nine branch offices in Missouri and Illinois.
Larry Katzenstein, a partner at Thompson Coburn, is the 2023 recipient of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award. The award honors those who have been highly active in the estate planning community and crucial to the development of NAEPC.
Katzenstein serves clients in the firm's private client services practice. He is a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and charitable giving and is an advisor to charitable organizations locally and nationally. He is a frequent speaker around the country to professional groups, including American Law Institute estate planning programs and other national tax institutes. He is active as a board member and as general counsel to several local charities and also serves on the board and rates committee of the American Council on Gift Annuities.
Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP is pleased to announce that Erin L. Anderson has joined the firm. She draws on over 20 years of experience working in the fields of estate planning, federal taxation, and business succession planning. Anderson's practice includes representation of individuals on all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including the implementation of sophisticated planning techniques. She has also represented individual and corporate fiduciaries on a wide variety of issues.
Anderson began her legal career in private practice concentrating on the areas of tax and estate planning. Just prior to joining Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP, she served as senior trust counsel for a bank-managed trust company, providing legal advice to private and institutional trust relationships as well as providing legal and regulatory advice and guidance to the company.
Anderson earned her Juris Doctor from Kansas University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.
Lathrop GPM welcomes associate Kristen Koerber to the business transactions practice group in the firm's Kansas City office. Her move to the firm continues the group's significant growth this year, which has included several new hires and the realignment of the real estate and development group under the business transactions umbrella to support collaboration between the two disciplines.
Koerber represents municipalities, developers, investors, financial institutions, 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. She counsels clients on matters including Missouri Chapter 100 bonds, community improvement districts (CIDs), tax increment financing (TIF), transportation development districts (TDDs), and Kansas industrial revenue bonds (IRBs).
"Kristen's experience is an excellent match for our interdisciplinary real estate and transactional team," said Mark Williamson, chair of the firm's business transactions practice group. "Corporate transactions continue to be an area of great opportunity for the firm, and we're excited to welcome Kristen to the team as part of our ongoing commitment to meeting clients' needs in today's evolving market."
Koerber co-chairs the communications committee for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Kansas City. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Mandi Hunter, real estate agent and lawyer, has partnered with Lou Serrone, a real estate broker, to form Serrone Hunter Real Estate Advisory Group. They will offer a full suite of real estate advisory services.
With more than 20 years of experience in real estate, Hunter has found a niche in helping her clients protect their real estate assets, their investments in real estate, and their decisions about their real property.
After practicing law for more than two decades, Hunter became a licensed real estate agent with Serrone & Co. to broaden her scope and ability to help clients with, what is oftentimes, a client’s most valuable asset: real estate.
With Hunter's legal background, her approach to real estate is somewhat unique in that clients typically seek legal counsel when they have a problem. She knew that this same approach, to be as much a partner, consultant, and collaborator for clients, would benefit the client as a real estate agent as well.
A native of the Kansas City area, Hunter received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri–Columbia and her B.A. with honors from the University of Kansas. She is a licensed real estate agent in both Missouri and Kansas.
In her spare time, Hunter enjoys being active and giving back to the Kansas City community and has served as a member of several associations and as a director on a variety of boards and commissions including the Johnson County Library Foundation and the Leawood Planning Commission. She is currently president-elect of the Johnson County Bar Association.
Evans & Dixon, LLC announces the newest addition to their Columbia office, Helen Wade. With an outstanding track record and a deep commitment to providing exceptional legal services, she brings a wealth of experience to the firm.
Wade is an experienced domestic relations attorney handling dissolution of marriage cases with a focus on high-net-worth, complex asset, and high-profile/high-conflict cases; select paternity cases; modifications of prior child custody, child support, maintenance, or paternity judgments; enforcement of prior judgments of dissolution of marriage or paternity; stipulated or court-appointed dispute resolution and special master services; and select appellate cases.