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MoveMakers & NewsMakers September 11, 2019


September 11, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."


September 11, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

St. Louis Area

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC lawyer Jack Downing has been named a 2019 recipient of a Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming” Award. The award recognizes legal professionals 40 or younger, or within the first 10 years of practice, who demonstrate a level of professional accomplishment, skill and leadership beyond their years; and demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the community through their volunteer service and leadership. Downing is a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law.

Kansas City Area

The Kansas City firm of Mann Conroy LLC announces the addition of Larry A. Pittman, II and Robert C. Reynolds to the firm.

Pittman brings over 15 years of experience in business and consumer bankruptcy, secured transactions, debtor-creditor rights, and consumer and mortgage-related disputes. He has worked with clients to navigate all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, sell and acquire assets, and resolve and litigate claims in federal and state courts. His time working with companies and individuals through the bankruptcy process and litigation has given him a sense of urgency and an attention to detail that serves his clients well. In addition to his bankruptcy and debtor-creditor related work, Pittman’s practice includes counseling businesses on complying with consumer protection statutes, structuring secured transactions, lending relationships, as well as defending businesses against consumer claims.

Before joining Mann Conroy, Pittman served four years as law clerk to a United States bankruptcy judge. He received his J.D. and B.A., with distinction, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and is a member of The Missouri Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Reynolds has served the Kansas City metro area as a business and intellectual property lawyer for several years and works with entrepreneurs, authors, and artists to plan and protect their business assets. He has provided general counsel services to companies in diverse fields, from cybersecurity to pharmaceutical ancillaries. He has registered trademarks, service marks, and copyrights for a variety of clients. He has successfully opposed marks before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB). Reynolds focuses his practice on obtaining, licensing, and protecting intellectual property rights and helping clients understand how to best develop and protect their IP portfolio in a way that promotes the objectives of their business.

Reynolds received his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and his undergraduate degree from Drury University. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

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