Transactional Department Continues Growth With Addition of New Attorney
Christopher K. Gaffney
Attorney at Law
St. Louis, MO – October 7, 2014 – Danna McKitrick, P.C. announced that Attorney Christopher K. Gaffney has joined the firm as an associate. Gaffney represents business clients in matters related to business transactions, business formation, financial transactions, and general corporate law. He also represents business owners and other individuals with estate planning matters.
He has experience assisting clients in bankruptcy proceedings, with financial reviews for business or personal transactions, and in family law matters. During law school, Gaffney completed several internships, including one with the SLU Law Economic Development Clinic, where he assisted nonprofit organizations with incorporation, compliancy, tax-exempt status, and review of loan programs to limit liability. Continue reading »
10/7/14 6:05 PM
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Christopher Gaffney Joins Danna McKitrick, P.C.
Family law attorney Sophy Qureshi Raza had the opportunity to discuss important considerations before entering a second marriage in a recent article in the Ladue News.
“The main reason people want to do a prenup is to protect their assets in the event of a divorce – and also to protect their wealth for their children in the event of their death,” explains family law attorney Sophy Raza of Danna McKitrick.
Before or soon after the marriage, it is important for each spouse to “think logically” about marriage, and that may mean a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. According to Raza,
“You would never go into a business relationship without signing something….With marriage, you are entering a financial relationship – you also are entering a relationship with a lot of other things, but it is also a financial relationship. (With prenuptial agreements,) you know everyone’s expectations ahead of time. It decreases arguments over finances….”
“Both parties should be represented by an attorney and know what they’re signing.”
Click here for the full article.
09/26/14 3:57 PM
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Sophy Raza in Ladue News: Things to Consider Before Entering a Second Marriage
Three attorneys from Danna McKitrick – Laura Gerdes Long, Sophy Qureshi Raza, and Misty Watson – were interviewed by the Ladue News to provide a little insight to new law school graduates. They answered questions about why they chose the practice of law, how they decided on their area of practice, and any advice for new attorneys as they start their careers.
Here are just a few of their comments:
Laura Gerdes Long:
I would say don’t try to concentrate in a single field when first graduating. Instead, try to find a bunch of different lawyers and different practice areas to work in to see what is your passion. Continue reading »
06/27/14 4:42 PM
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Addition of Three Attorneys Expands Family Law, Litigation, and Insurance Defense Practices
St. Louis, MO – June 24, 2014 – Sarah J. Barbarash, Nina L. Windsor, and Matthew D. Bigham have joined Danna McKitrick, P.C. as litigation associates. Their additions expand the family law, general civil and commercial litigation, and insurance defense practice groups of the firm.
Sarah J. Barbarash
Attorney at Law
As a member of the family law practice group, Sarah J. Barbarash represents individuals in domestic matters involving divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, guardianships, and adult abuse, as well as custody and support modifications. In addition to family law, Barbarash practices in the areas of insurance defense and toxic tort litigation.
Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, Barbarash earned her J.D. from John Marshall School of Law where she received the Dean’s Award. She was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science from Saint Louis University. Barbarash is a court-appointed special advocate with Voices for Children for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Barbarash is a member of the Jewish Family & Children’s Services Young Leader Board.
Nina L. Windsor
Attorney at Law
Nina L. Windsor is a member of the litigation practice group. She assists with the representation of employers, individuals, and insurers in the areas of insurance coverage and liability, products and premises liability, and civil litigation.
Windsor is admitted to practice in Missouri and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law (2013) where she received the Academic Excellence Award in Education Law and was an active member of Phi Delta Phi, serving as treasurer. She graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, with a B.A. in economics (2005). Windsor is a member of the Young Friends of the St. Louis Symphony and the Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio.
Matthew D. Bigham
Attorney at Law
Matthew D. Bigham focuses his practice primarily in the areas of insurance defense, toxic tort litigation, and products and premises liability as a member of the litigation practice group. Experienced in insurance defense and professional malpractice litigation, Bigham has successful jury trial experience and has arbitrated numerous cases. He has also represented a local municipality in its legal matters.
Bigham is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law (2011), where he was a member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, a Dean’s Select Scholar, and recipient of the Academic Excellence Award in Taxation. He graduated from the University of Illinois – Urbana (2008) with a B.A. in Political Science.
Read … St. Louis Post-Dispatch via stltoday.com
See Sarah J. Barbarash in St. Louis Business Journal
See Nina L. Windsor in St. Louis Business Journal
See Matthew D. Bigham in St. Louis Business Journal
06/24/14 5:26 PM
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Barbarash, Windsor and Bigham Join Danna McKitrick
Attorneys Patrick J. Murphy and Misty A. Watson were featured in an article in the Ladue News discussing the importance of getting both your personal and business affairs in order before you travel.
For individuals and families, this may involve decisions regarding your children while you are away. Watson gives the following example:
…. if you are leaving your kids with their grandparents, [the grandparents] can be the health care power of attorney for [your children] in case of an emergency.
Business owners have an additional set of concerns beyond personal and family matters. A succession plan that lays out how the business will continue to operate if the business owner meets with death or injury is necessary – and should be prepared as early as possible and preferably not at the last minute.
“Every business should be thinking of [succession planning]—it’s like buying insurance,” he says. “With no planning, we see far too many businesses die on the vine.”
Read the full article here
05/30/14 12:16 PM
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Murphy and Watson on Travel and Your Legal Affairs