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 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.
William J. Bruin, Jr., practices in the areas of real estate, real estate development, and real estate tax appeals; banking and finance; Section 1031 like-kind exchanges; and corporate law. His experience includes representation of: real estate developers in multi-million dollar real estate tax assessment reductions; several levee districts in real estate closings including flood protection property acquisitions; the state of Missouri in the buyout of 915 separate parcels of real estate in the state’s buyout of the dioxin-contaminated City of Times Beach; clients in commercial, residential, and agricultural real estate tax appeals and exemptions before the local Board of Equalization and the Missouri State Tax Commission. Bruin earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a graduate of Saint Louis University.
David D. Crane serves major corporations, business owners, officers and directors, contractors, sureties, and insurers through all phases of complex civil trials and appeals. He also handles major construction cases. He is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, District of Colorado, and Southern District of Illinois. Crane served as chair of the Missouri Air Conservation Commission and as judge for the municipalities of Clayton and Frontenac. He earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.