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Kathy Sherby Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year”

August 18, 2014


krsCongratulations to our own, Kathy Sherby, on being named “Lawyer of the Year” for her specialty in Trusts and Estates by Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S.

Best Lawyers names a single lawyer in each specialty in each community as ‘Lawyer of the Year.’  Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Renee Gabbard Honored for Excellence in Public Service

March 24, 2014


KKFIrvine Partner, Renee Gabbard, is being honored on March 27, 2014 with an Award for Excellence in Public Service at the Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) 2014 Silent Auction and Gala.  The Silent Auction and Gala honors the dedicated work of its students and community leaders in public interest law.  Proceeds from the dinner and auction will support PILF’s public interest summer jobs grant program.

Sherby Elected President of ACTEC

March 13, 2014


Kathleen Sherby in our St. Louis office has been elected president of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), effective March 8. Kathy’s election as president is an honor that recognizes her reputation as one of the country’s preeminent estate planning attorneys. She most recently served as president-elect of the organization. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Kathy is a partner in our Private Client Group and co-leader of the Fiduciary Litigation Team.

Private Client Group Receives Best Law Firms Ranking

January 10, 2014


U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Our Private Client Group received Tier 1 rankings nationally, and in the Atlanta and St. Louis regions, as well as a Tier 2 ranking for Orange County, California. Bryan Cave received numerous national and metropolitan rankings in the fourth edition of this annual analysis.

The rankings of more than 11,000 law firms by practice area are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. All data was combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm.

The national first-tier rankings were featured in the November U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue. The publication rankings can be viewed in their entirety at

Bryan Cave Appoints Therese Pritchard as Chair-Elect

PritchardThe Private Client Group at Bryan Cave congratulates DC Partner Therese Pritchard for her appointment as Chair-Elect of Bryan Cave.  She will become Chair of the Firm upon the expiration of Don Lent’s term in October 2014.

DC Partner Therese Pritchard has been featured in numerous outlets for the announcement that she will succeed Don Lents as chair in October 2014. Pritchard will become the first woman in the firm’s 140-year history to hold the role of chair. Pritchard was featured Dec. 18 in The Wall Street Journal’s law blog, The Washington Post, Law360, The AmLaw Daily, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and in the St. Louis and Kansas City business journals, among others. “Our challenges are some of the same challenges facing the entire legal industry,” Pritchard told The Wall Street Journal. “We have to work hard to expand

Renee Gabbard and Stephen Daiker Named Five Star Estate Planning Attorneys

Irvine Parter, Renee Gabbard, and St. Louis Partner, Stephen Daiker, were both recognized as 2014 Five Star Estate Planning Attorneys.

To receive the award, an estate planning attorney must satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with estate planning attorneys who provide quality services to their clients. Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to identify reputable and trustworthy service professionals.

Congratulations to Renee Gabbard and Stephen Daiker!

Three Private Client Attorneys Named to Best Lawyer Status For Thirty Years

November 15, 2013


Six of Bryan Cave’s attorneys are featured in a special publication of The Best Lawyers in America for having achieved “Best Lawyer” status in each of the list’s 30 years of publication.  St. Louis Partner Lawrence Brody; St. Louis Partner John Michael Clear; Atlanta Of Counsel William Linkous Jr.; DC Partner Stanley Marcuss; St. Louis Partner Michael Newmark; and Atlanta Of Counsel Joe Thompson all have been featured in Best Lawyers since the first directory was published in 1983. Best Lawyers is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the United States. The 30-year list of honorees ran in numerous regional outlets recently, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Congratulations to our Private Client attorneys, Lawrence Brody, William Linkous, Jr., and Michael Newmark for being three of those six!

Michael Bland Named One of Denver’s 2013 Five Star Wealth Managers

November 15, 2013


Denver Partner Michael Bland was recognized in the November issue of 5280 Magazine and ColoradoBiz Magazine as one of Denver’s 2013 Five Star Wealth Managers, as rated by Five Star Professional – an independent research organization that recognizes professionals in the legal, financial services and accounting industries who provide exceptional service to their clients. Bland was selected for the third year in a row as a Five Star Wealth Manager, an award given to less than 7 percent of wealth managers in the Denver area.

Congratulations Michael!

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