MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Dec. 4, 2019
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
St. Louis | Kansas City | Mid-Missouri Area
St. Louis Area
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC, is pleased to announce that Dawn M. Johnson, an officer and a leader of the firm’s franchising and distribution industry group, has earned the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association (IFA) Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
“We congratulate Dawn on achieving the Certified Franchise Executive designation in recognition of her many years of outstanding work, success and leadership in the franchising industry,” said interim Greensfelder Chief Executive Officer John W. Dillane.
Highly regarded in the franchising community for creating opportunities for education and networking, and for sharing best practices, the CFE designation “exemplifies a commitment and passion toward franchising and the franchising community,” according to the IFA. The designation requires a high level of participation in initial and ongoing educational programs intended to provide in-depth insights into every aspect of franchising. The IFA is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and franchise establishments.
A longtime member of the IFA, Johnson has represented national and international franchisors for more than 20 years. She focuses her practice on all aspects of the dealer, distributor and franchise relationship, including termination and non-renewal, claims under state and federal relationship laws, and claims such as breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, antitrust pricing, and trademark infringement. Among her clients, she has represented oil refiners in numerous state and federal courts. Johnson also handles a range of general business litigation disputes for clients. In addition, she is co-leader of Greensfelder’s appellate practice.
Kansas City Area
Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP is pleased to announce that Ali Evans Gottschalk is joining the firm as an associate, effective Dec. 10. She concentrates her practice in estate and trust litigation/dispute resolution, and will office in the firm's Liberty location. Gottschalk previously practiced law for nine years with the Scottsdale, Arizona firm of Becker & House, and she has now relocated back to her hometown of Liberty.
Amy Henderson has joined Cripps and Simmons, LLC, as an associate. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia. Since graduating from law school, she has worked in the private sector and has more than 15 years of experience in the administration of trusts and estates within the financial services industry. Henderson's focus with Cripps and Simmons will be in the areas of estate planning, trust, probate and elder law.Henderson is licensed in Missouri and Colorado and holds her CTFA from the American Bankers Association. She serves on the board of directors for both the Boone County Historical Society and the Millersburg Fire Protection District.