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Danna McKitrick Attorney Makes 2010 Missouri Super Lawyers List


St. Louis, MO – Dec. 15, 2010 – Attorney Joseph R. Soraghan has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Missouri for 2010.

Soraghan’s primary practice areas include business law, securities and corporate finance and alternative dispute resolution. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state were selected for inclusion in Missouri Super Lawyers.

“I am surprised and proud to be mentioned in the same publication as so many of the lawyers whom I admire,” he said.

The selection for inclusion in the list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division based in Eagan, MN. Each year, the research team undertakes a rigorous, multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and good-standing and disciplinary checks.

Thomson Reuters Legal publishes Super Lawyers® magazines across the country. In addition to the magazines, the organization publishes newspaper inserts and special sections devoted to Super Lawyers. In 2010, Super Lawyers will reach more than 15 million readers. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It can be found online at where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

James Heffner Appointed to Cardinal Glennon Impact Board


St. Louis, MO, March 2, 2010- James Heffner, an attorney with Clayton-based Danna McKitrick, P.C., has been selected to the Impact Board of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

Heffner is a member of the firm’s transactional practice group, concentrating on banking and finance, corporate, and real estate law.

“I wanted to get involved with Cardinal Glennon because it is a great organization and its activities directly benefit the Children’s Medical Center,” Heffner said.

The IMPACT Board is a group of young professionals who volunteer to promote community awareness and raise funds for the overall betterment of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The spirit created through the special events/social functions fosters a commitment to civic responsibility and provides opportunity for personal growth.

Heffner is a 2005 graduate of St. Louis University Law School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining Danna McKitrick, he served as a judicial law clerk for former St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Calvin.

About Danna McKitrick: Located in Clayton, Mo., Danna McKitrick, P.C. delivers legal representation to businesses (emerging to national), insurers, government-related entities, and individuals throughout the Midwest. To supplement its local resources, the firm is a member of MSI Global Alliance – an international association of over 250 independent law and accounting firms in 100 countries.

Ruth Binger Named “Top Lawyer” by St. Louis Small Business Monthly

St. Louis, MO, February 3, 2010 – Ruth Binger, a principal of Clayton-based law firm Danna McKitrick, P.C. has been named as a “Top Small Business Lawyer” in this month’s edition of St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

The recognition is for attorneys who play an active and necessary role in many facets of entrepreneurs’ businesses. It recognizes attorneys who have proven their dedication to the success of small businesses in St. Louis, according to the magazine. All the Top Small Business Lawyer recipients are selected by the magazine’s readers.

Binger said she provides small businesses with advice to help them achieve their goals.

“I know how difficult it is to navigate competing business priorities and grow a small business at the same time. It is my job to give wise legal counsel so my clients grow and prosper,” Binger said.

She also provides her clients with advice on intellectual property law, employment and labor law, as well as aspects of corporate law regarding structure and governance of businesses, contracts, licensure, franchise, confidentiality, distribution consulting and joint venture agreements. Binger is a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is qualified as a neutral third party to resolve disputes between businesses. She also is active in the community helping not-for-profit organizations.