News & Announcements

Congratulations to Wendy Gauntt and CIO Services

Congratulations to our client Wendy Gauntt and her team at CIO Services on the successful sale of the company to Karpel, Inc.

Tom DeWoskin Appointed as Receiver for Shaun Hayes’ Partnership Interests

A. Thomas DeWoskin Attorney at LawTom DeWoskin, an attorney with Danna McKitrick P.C.’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights practice group, has been appointed by the St. Louis County Circuit Court as receiver for Shaun Hayes’ interests in Fordyce Brown Enterprises LP and numerous other entities in which he is believed to have an interest.

Receivers can be appointed by state or federal courts to locate and preserve a defendant’s assets. This keeps them available to satisfy plaintiffs’ claims (if allowed by the court). In some cases, the receiver operates the defendant’s business to preserve its value. Receiverships play an important role in the legal practice areas of bankruptcy, debtor-creditor relations, and insolvency in general. Continue reading »

Jeff Schmitt and Misty Watson Named to 2015 Missouri Rising Stars

Jeffrey R. SchmittDanna McKitrick, P.C. attorneys Jeffrey R. Schmitt and Misty A. Watson have been selected to the 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. Each year up to 2.5 percent of attorneys in Missouri 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Schmitt has been named to the Rising Star list for the fifth consecutive year (2011-2015). 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.” Continue reading »

David Crane Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America©” for 2016

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© 2016. Crane is recognized in field of Insurance Law. He was also selected to the 2014 and 2015 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 »

Misty Watson on Estate Planning and Your Divorce

Misty A. WatsonMisty Watson, estate planning attorney with Danna McKitrick, discusses things to consider regarding your estate plan if you are contemplating a divorce on KTVI FOX2News with Elliot Weiler.

Click here to watch the full interview

Click here to register for the Divorce Survival Seminar on September 26, 2015, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Chesterfield Mall.

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Danna McKitrick Expands and Welcomes Four Attorneys

New practice areas added to law firm’s arsenal; other areas expanded

Danna McKitrick, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys to the firm. Robert L. Devereux, William J. Bruin, Jr., and David D. Crane have joined the firm as principals and Richard J. Schwartze has joined as Of Counsel.

The new attorneys add more depth and breadth to Danna McKitrick’s litigation, corporate and business law practices while adding new areas of practice as well, such as mass tort and comprehensive project development.

“We are excited to hire attorneys of this caliber,” said John F. Cooney, litigation principal and member of the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee. “All four have great reputations and great experience that blend well with our existing practice areas. They will strengthen the representation we already provide for clients and extend our capabilities into new areas of law. We look forward to their contributions in driving Danna McKitrick’s continued growth and enhanced service for our clients.”

Robert L. Devereux Attorney at Law

Robert L. Devereux
Attorney at Law

Robert L. Devereux has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and corporate law. His areas of practice include securities, banking and finance, real estate, insurance, probate, and appeals. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Title Company, Inc., and is a founding member and of member of the Board of Directors for Triad Bank. Devereux is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit and to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. Devereux earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a graduate of Saint Louis University. Continue reading »

Tobben Argues in Vogel Case: Majority of Plaintiffs in Case Have Already Settled

Daniel G. Tobben Attorney at Law

Daniel G. Tobben
Attorney at Law

Attorney Dan Tobben represents Paul Vogel in a third party complaint filed by St. Louis Bank. The bank is seeking to recover damages it could be ordered to pay in a lawsuit by investors involved in a fraudulent real estate investment scheme run by  Martin Sigillito.

However, “the majority of the plaintiffs in the St. Louis Bank suit have already settled with Vogel in previous cases,” according to Tobben in court documents.

Read the full article … St. Louis Business Journal

Attorney David Bohm with Rick Cantor of Avery’s Angels on Teen Suicide Prevention

Teen suicide prevention and the efforts of Avery’s Angels Foundation were discussed recently on St. Louis Voices on Y-98FM. Joining host Brion O’Brion were Rick Cantor, Avery’s Angels president and founder, and David R. Bohm, foundation vice president and attorney with Danna McKitrick, P.C.

Avery’s Angels works to educate teens to know the signs and symptoms of teens, including and especially depression, who are suicidal and to take the necessary steps to prevent suicide. This includes peer-to-peer groups in schools. Continue reading »

Attorney Jeff Schmitt on Neighbor Disputes

Jeffrey R. Schmitt Attorney at LawAttorney Jeff Schmitt recently spoke with the Ladue News about disputes between neighbors

His comments appear in the article “Legal Corner: Keep It Neighborly.”

Schmitt shared that the most frequent issues he sees involve property boundaries.


“People should know that this is not a typical business transaction where you only deal with somebody one time,” Schmitt says. “You could be living next to them for a long time. You don’t want to burn bridges, or things could get very uncomfortable.”

Though many conflicts can be solved without legal counsel, Schmitt says there are times when it’s appropriate, like with forming a draft of rights for things like driveway easements. For instance, he explains if a driveway is built a few inches onto someone else’s property, it’s a good idea for homeowners to form a written agreement with their neighbor detailing rights and obligations.

“That way, when either one of those parties goes to sell their house, it doesn’t affect the sale,” Schmitt says. “It also gives the new owner peace of mind.”

Read full article hereLadue News: Legal Corner

James Heffner Named One of Best M&A Advisors

James M. Heffner Attorney at LawJames M. Heffner has been named one of the 2015 Best Mergers & Acquisitions Providers by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM).

James was among 22 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.