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Private Client and Tax Attorneys in the News

New Irvine Partner Renee Gabbard and New York Of Counsel Edward Peck were highlighted Feb. 22 in The Am Law Daily for their recent move to the firm. Both will practice with our Private Client Group. Also joining them from their old firm is Associate Megan Acosta, who will work in our Irvine office.

New York Counsel Alan Appel was quoted Feb. 14 by Law360 concerning the U.S.- Switzerland FATCA agreement. Switzerland recently agreed to implement a tough law requiring its banks to turn over information on accounts held by U.S. citizens in an effort to help catch U.S. tax evaders. Getting Switzerland to sign on to FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – was a big step forward in extending the law’s reach, Appel said. “It shows Switzerland is not going to fight this and they’ve ordered their financial institutions to comply,” he

Private Client Lawyers Named Best in America 2013

The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., has selected 156 Bryan Cave lawyers for inclusion in the 2013 edition. Selection is based on a peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

Included in the rankings are the following attorneys from the Private Client group:


William Linkous Jr.

Frank S. McGaughey

St. Louis:

Lawrence Brody

Michael N. Newmark

John D. Schaperkotter

Kathleen R. Sherby

Franklin F. Wallis


Steve Daiker in Ladue News

Steve Daiker in Ladue News

February 1, 2013

Authored by: Stephanie Moll

St. Louis Partner Steve Daiker was quoted at length Jan. 25 by the Ladue News concerning when, why and how to modify life insurance policies in order to protect yourself and your family. Life insurance should be obtained at a young, healthy age to qualify for a lower premium, then policy holders should be mindful of when to update policies, Daiker said. Marriage, the birth of a child, divorce, retirement, even changes in the growth of a business all are events that may warrant a change in life insurance, he said.

Norv Brasch in Law Week Colorado

December 21, 2012


Norv Brasch in Law Week Colorado

December 21, 2012

Authored by: Stephanie Moll

Denver Counsel Norv Brasch was quoted, with photo, Dec. 10 in Law Week Colorado regarding end-of-life planning. With an aging nation, those involved in end-of-life legal issues say clients, attorneys and health providers are not communicating on critical issues. “I really think we have fallen down on the job,” said Brasch, who recently headed a seminar in our Denver office for nearly 80 legal, medical and health industry professionals concerning end-of-life issues. The interdisciplinary forum, which included two physicians, a state senator, an expert on end-of-life policy and Colorado’s former first lady, will be repeated next year at the invitation of the University of Denver.

Bryan Cave Named to Top Tier in Trusts & Estates Law

Bryan Cave received numerous national and metropolitan rankings in the third edition of U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Bryan Cave’s National Trusts and Estates Law practice and its Atlanta, St. Louis, and Washington D.C. Trusts and Estates Law practices were all named to the First-Tier rankings.

The analysis of more than 10,000 law firms by practice area are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. All data was combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm.

The national first-tier rankings are featured in the November 20 issue of U.S.News & World Report’s “Money” issue. The rankings can be viewed in their entirety here and Bryan Cave’s rankings can be viewed here.

Partner Michael Bland Named One of Denver’s Five Star Wealth Managers

November 16, 2012


Denver Partner Michael Bland was recognized in the November issue of 5280 Magazine and ColoradoBiz Magazine as one of Denver’s Five Star Wealth Managers, by Five Star Professional, an independent research organization that recognizes professionals in the legal, financial services and accounting industries who provide exceptional service to their clients. Bland was selected for the second year in a row as a Five Star Wealth Manager, an award given to less than 7 percent of wealth managers in the Denver area.

New Article Published by Our Lawyers

Two of our Atlanta attorneys, partner Kim Civins and associate Tiffany McKenzie, recently published an article in the Summer 2012 issue of Insights Magazine entitled “Estate Planning With Conservation Easements”.  Check it out here!

Atlanta Humane Society 2012 Pet Parade – Bryan Cave LLP Walk Team

Kimberly E. Civins and Brent A. Howard serve on the board of the 1873 Society Club, the junior board for the Atlanta Humane Society (“AHS”), and organized a Bryan Cave LLP walk team for AHS’ Pet Parade. The Pet Parade is an annual event that helps promote AHS and raises money for AHS while giving dogs exactly what they want, play time and a walk. The Bryan Cave walk team had a lot of fun and helped raise money for AHS. AHS is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873. Originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals, AHS is now a widely recognized pet adoption center, clinic, and educational program provider, which has been serving Atlanta at 981 Howell Mill Road since the 1930s. AHS does not euthanize for time or space. To adopt, volunteer or donate, you can visit AHS’ website.

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