MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Jan. 16, 2020
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
St. Louis Area
Nathaniel S. Walsh was honored by Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) with the 2019 Silver Bell Award. Walsh accepted the award on Dec. 6 at the organization's annual Snow Ball Gala, held at the Four Seasons St. Louis.
The Silver Bell Award is given annually to recognize individuals or organizations that provide outstanding community service, leadership, vision and values.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to honor Nat with the Silver Bell Award,” says Suzanne King, president and CEO. “His passion for mental health advocacy and longtime commitment to MHA-EM spans nearly 30 years. During that time, he has been a consistent champion of our programs and the people we serve. Nat’s leadership has served our organization well and has helped shape our mission for continued impact and growth.”
Walsh joined the board of directors for MHA-EM in 1992 and completed a term as president in December 2019. He was instrumental in acquisition of the organization’s current home, the historic Warner Mansion, located on South Grand in St. Louis.
Walsh is co-founder of Title Holdings, LLC. He attended law school at St. Louis University. In 2004, he co-founded McGowan and Walsh, LLC, a historic renovation company focused on contributing to the revitalization of downtown St. Louis and Kansas City. In addition to his significant contributions to MHA-EM, he has served in volunteer leadership roles with Habitat for Humanity, The Missouri Athletic Club and Rohan Woods School.
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (formerly Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1945 to address the growing community concerns for the needs of those with mental illness. Each year, more than 27,000 individuals living in St. Louis City and St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin and Jefferson Counties are reached with MHA-EM’s programs of direct service, education and advocacy. The organization is among 200+ local organizations nationwide operating as affiliates of Mental Health America, the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.
Kansas City Area
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the firm has moved its Overland Park office to 6201 College Boulevard.
The new location provides more capacity to accommodate growth and addresses an increased need for office space and conference rooms. The Class A seven-story office building recently went through renovations on the first and second floors with an expanded outdoor patio. Spencer Fane will occupy 22,017 square feet in Suite 500 of the building.
“We are excited to have completed this transition and look forward to using this expanded space in a manner that aligns with our promise to deliver high-level services,” said Blane Markley, Spencer Fane office managing partner in Overland Park. “We continue to grow our Overland Park office to provide the full range of legal services our clients expect. This move not only benefits our current attorneys and staff but will help us continue to grow along with our clients in an important market for our firm.”
The firm has had offices in the Kansas City area since 1952 and now has 18 offices located throughout the country.