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Danna McKitrick Attorneys Jeff Schmitt & Misty Watson Named to 2016 Missouri Rising Stars


Jeffrey R. Schmitt

Jeffrey R. Schmitt
Attorney at Law

Jeffrey R. Schmitt and Misty A. Watson, attorneys with the Danna McKitrick, P.C. law firm, have been selected to the 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. Up to 2.5 percent of attorneys in Missouri 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less are selected annually by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Schmitt has been named to the Rising Star list (2011-2016). He practices in the areas of banking and finance, real estate, litigation, pensions, and retirement plans. He was previously recognized by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section as a “Young Lawyer You Should Know.”

Misty A. Watson

Misty A. Watson
Attorney at Law

Watson is receiving the honor for the third consecutive year (2014-2016). Her practice focus is estate-related: planning, administration, and probate. She creates trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships.

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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of PSL Owners in Lawsuit Against the Rams


A federal judge in St. Louis has ruled that persons who had purchased Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) and continued to purchase season tickets through the end of the team’s tenure in St. Louis are entitled to compensation or to purchase season tickets in LA, depending upon the PSL agreement which they had entered into.

David R. Bohm Attorney at Law

David R. Bohm
Attorney at Law

Two contracts exist: one with FANS Inc. and the other with the Rams.

PSL owners who purchased from FANS Inc. will receive a refund.   The Court held that by moving to LA, the Rams had terminated the PSL agreement with those PSL holders who entered into an agreement with FANS, Inc., but not with fans who had entered into an agreement with the Rams. Continue reading »

David Crane Recognized in 2017 “Best Lawyers in America©”


The law firm of Danna McKitrick P.C. is pleased to announce that David D. Crane has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Crane is recognized in field of Insurance Law. He was also selected to the 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists.

David D. Crane Attorney at Law

David D. Crane
Attorney at Law

Crane has represented numerous fidelity and surety companies, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in claims, mechanic’s liens, trials and appeals. He concentrates his practice in areas of construction, insurance, and real estate. Continue reading »

Danna McKitrick Adds Daniel Willingham as Tax Associate


Danna McKitrick, P.C. has announced the addition of Daniel C. Willingham as a tax attorney on the firm’s transactional team. Willingham advises individuals and businesses on federal and state tax statutes and regulations that affect their objectives.

Daniel C. Willingham Attorney at Law

Daniel C. Willingham
Attorney at Law

As a tax attorney, he guides clients through the numerous contracts, compliance issues, and formation of entities involved in historic and new market tax credit investments. He also assists clients with negotiating and closing complex commercial transactions and corporate reorganizations.

Willingham also advises startups and emerging businesses in the St. Louis entrepreneurial community on entity selection, organizational structure, and funding methods. Continue reading »

Jim Baalmann Honored as Missouri Lawyers Media 2016 “Unsung Hero”


Congratulations to Jim Baalmann, Director of Administration at Danna McKitrick, on being honored by Missouri Lawyers Media (MLM) as a 2016 “Unsung Hero” for his work in Firm Administration at the firm.

James G. Baalmann, Jr. Director of Administration

James G. Baalmann, Jr.
Director of Administration

MLM recognized 21 Unsung Hero honorees in the July 18 edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly in these categories: accounting, legal education, firm administration, IT, legal marketing, legal secretary, and paralegal.

According to MLM, Unsung Heroes are “those employees who attorneys rely on day-in and day-out to consistently support their efforts.”

Click here to learn more about Jim and the other Unsung Hero honorees.

Jeff Schmitt on Considerations for Short-term Rentals via Internet Outlets


Jeff Schmitt, real estate attorney with Danna McKitrick, P.C., spoke with Dan Gray on the KTVI Fox2 News about important considerations regarding using online outlets such as AirBnB and VRBO to rent your home or condo on a short-term basis and advice for renters as well.

Watch the full interview here – starting at the 2:00 mark:

 

For additional information on short-term rentals, including tips for homeowner and condominium associations, read the following articles by Jeff Schmitt:

 

Michael Cherba Joins Danna McKitrick Litigation Team


Danna McKitrick, P.C. has announced the addition of Michael R. Cherba to the Danna McKitrick litigation team. He will primarily concentrate his practice on insurance-related, business, probate, and civil litigation matters.

Michael R. Cherba Attorney at Law

Michael R. Cherba
Attorney at Law

Cherba received his Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University in 2007. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Missouri Attorney General’s office, where his practice included consumer protection, administrative/professional licensing, and a wide variety of other types of cases. While with the Attorney General, Cherba litigated more than 50 bench trials and defended 20 administrative decisions in judicial review actions before the circuit court. He also briefed and argued six cases in the Missouri Court of Appeals.  Cherba was also part of a team in the Attorney General’s office which successfully defended ballot language related to efforts to repeal Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan. Continue reading »

Danna McKitrick Adds Litigation and Transactional Associates


Danna McKitrick, P.C. has announced the addition of Katherine M. Flett and Brian C. Zaldivar to the firm as associates. Their additions expand both the transactional and litigation groups, especially in the areas of estate planning, business law, general civil and commercial litigation, and insurance defense.

Katherine M. Flett Attorney at Law

Katherine M. Flett
Attorney at Law

As a member of the litigation department, Katherine Flett will be working primarily on matters relating to business, civil, and commercial disputes. Flett holds a J.D. cum laude from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and graduated Order of the Coif (2015). She was an associate of The Journal of Dispute Resolution and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Lindenwood University (2012) where she was a three-year recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award for softball. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and the U.S. District Courts, the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. Continue reading »

James Heffner Again Named One of Best M&A Advisors


James M. Heffner Attorney at LawJames M. Heffner has been named one of the 2016 Best Mergers & Acquisitions Providers by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM).

James is among 23 professional services providers nominated by readers of the St. Louis SBM for being the best advisors for business owners in St. Louis.

Read full article here.

David Bohm to Represent Former St. Louis City Excise Commissioner


David Bohm will represent the long-time former City of St. Louis Excise Commissioner Robert Kraiberg against the City of St. Louis. Kraiberg was terminated from the position he has held since 1986.

Read the full article … St. Louis Post-Dispatch