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MoveMakers & NewsMakers September 17, 2019


September 17, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."


September 17, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."

Kansas City Area

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Purvi Shah has joined the firm as senior counsel in its Kansas City office.

Shah joins the firm’s real estate, development and construction industry team and its corporate real estate and government contracts practice groups. She advises clients on construction-related services for a variety of projects that include warehouse and distribution facilities, hangars, arenas, manufacturing and assembly centers, and government buildings.

Shah has represented lenders throughout all phases of real estate and business loans, nonjudicial foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) collateral sales, receiverships and loan/guaranty enforcement. She previously served as legal counsel for a Kansas City-based construction company and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Shah obtained her J.D., L.L.M., and M.B.A. from the University of Missouri -Kansas City. She earned her B.B.A. from the University of Kansas.

St. Louis Area

Katie S. Davies has joined Behr, McCarter & Potter, PC, as senior associate. Her areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, municipal liability defense, civil rights defense, constitutional law, and appellate procedure.Davis is a 2004 graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), and a 2010 graduate of Vermont Law School where she earned her J.D and a Master of Environmental Law and Policy. While at Vermont Law School, she was selected to become a member of the Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team and Appellate Moot Court Advisory Board. She was also elected to serve as president of the Negotiation and Client Counseling Team.Davis began her legal career clerking for Judge Anna Moran in the Kenai, Alaska Superior Court. She then became an assistant district attorney in the Anchorage District Attorney’s office where she prosecuted felony drug crimes and sexual assaults. Davis transitioned into civil practice where she has maintained a diverse commercial litigation and municipal law practice. As a city attorney for several Alaskan communities, she routinely negotiated procurement contracts and leases, drafted ordinances and city policies, provided training on ethics and conflicts of interest, and represented city commissions and advisory boards in administrative proceedings, litigation, and appeals in the Alaska Superior Court, Alaska Supreme Court, and U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.Davis, her husband Bryn, and two daughters recently located from Alaska to St. Louis to be closer to family and to take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities St. Louis has to offer. She is thrilled to join Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C.

Armstrong Teasdale proudly announces the addition of Donald D. Raymond Jr., and Rhys J. Williams to their St. Louis office.

Raymond joins the firm’s intellectual property practice group as of counsel. Both in the United States and abroad, he prepares and prosecutes patent applications. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Raymond counsels inventors, engineers and in-house counsel through all stages of the patent application process. He focuses on matters relating to the computer, electrical and electromechanical fields. Raymond prepares noninfringement and invalidity opinions and patentability, due diligence and patent landscape analyses. In these matters, he assists clients in pre-litigation enforcement of patent rights by performing initial infringement analyses, providing tailored patent enforcement strategies, preparing cease and desist letters, and negotiating settlement agreements. In addition to handling patents, Raymond guides in the licensing of trademarks and copyrights and in various aspects of technology law.

Williams joins the firm’s financial and real estate services practice group as an associate. He focuses on banking and debtor and creditor rights. Williams represents clients in commercial transactions and related finance matters involving debtor and creditor rights, lender liability, bankruptcy, restructurings and workouts. He routinely counsels both creditors and debtors on methods of insuring that their respective interests are protected. He also helps lenders assess and secure collateral by reviewing loan documents.

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