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Greensfelder practice areas and attorneys earn rankings in Chambers USA 2017 Edition

ST. LOUIS – Chambers USA rankings for 2017 placed Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.’s franchise law practice among the nation’s best, while the firm’s corporate M&A, employment, litigation and real estate practices were recognized in the St. Louis area.

greensfelderlogoChambers USA is an annual law firms ranking based on extensive research that includes client and attorney interviews.

Two Greensfelder officers were nationally recognized in franchise law: Leonard D. Vines and Beata Krakus. Vines is based in the firm’s St. Louis office, and Krakus works from the firm’s Chicago office. The firm’s nationally ranked franchise group was described as having significant knowledge of domestic and international franchise-related matters, with high-value service that is “very responsive, very helpful and very knowledgeable.”

Chambers recognized Greensfelder as a top firm in the St. Louis area in corporate mergers and acquisitions, employment and labor law, general commercial litigation and real estate law. Also for the St. Louis area, Greensfelder Officer David M. Harris was listed as a top general commercial litigator, and Officers Dennis G. Collins and Kevin T. McLaughlin were named among the top employment and labor attorneys.

Chambers specifically noted Greensfelder’s wide range of services and, in particular, its deep experience in the health care industry. According to Chambers, the firm’s employment and labor group has a “significant bench of attorneys experienced in both traditional labor and employment law,” and Greensfelder’s litigation team was recognized for its excellent track record in representing “household names” across the country, including in the energy, health care and automotive industries. In the corporate practice area, Greensfelder was noted as “highly regarded for its service to clients in the M&A arena.”

London-based Chambers and Partners ranks attorneys from around the world. Results of this year’s U.S. rankings were released May 26, 2017. For more information, go to

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, has offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville.

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