Attorneys Of Southwestern Illinois

Good communication goes long way, MM&R says

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Communication, proper planning and good advice go a long way to help entrepreneurs and established businesses avoid legal entanglements, say two shareholders from Mathis, Marifian and Richter.    The Belleville-based firm serves clients big and small and works on cases throughout the country. That experience is key when it comes to advising individuals,…

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BCPK attorney happy to be plying trade in his hometown

By RITA DUCKWORTH    In January 2018, attorney Joe Harvath joined Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC (BCPK). A native of Edwardsville, he is happy to be establishing a career in his hometown.    Harvath’s law practice covers a wide variety of legal issues. He is involved in commercial litigation, business transactions, real estate, and estate planning…

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Varied interests led BCPK attorney to career in transactional law

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Jillian Clark joined the Edwardsville firm of Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC (BCPK) in June 2017 as a transactional associate. Her areas of practice include real estate, estate planning, commercial transactions and business formations.     A native of Naperville, Ill., Clark attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, earning a degree…

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Consider bottom line of business disputes, Goldenberg attorneys say

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Business owners need to consider the bottom line costs and benefits before initiating litigation. While legal fees are one component, business owners often underestimate the disruption litigation causes their business and the emotional toll and stamina needed to persevere throughout the litigation process. Experienced business litigation attorneys can help explain the costs…

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Interests, upbringing cultivate partner’s career at HeplerBroom

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Eric Hall is not your typical attorney. A former amateur boxer and metal musician, he came into the legal profession through a love of movies such as “A Time To Kill” and “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”     “It seemed like an interesting profession,” he said. “It’s something that allows for compelling…

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Greensfelder attorney serves community in multiple ways

By RITA DUCKWORTH    For more than 30 years Kurt Schroeder has been a business attorney in the Metro East. In 2015 he joined Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC, where he practices law in the areas of business services, real estate, trusts and estates, and related litigation.    As an undergraduate, Schroeder was on track to start…

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Business lawyer says complexity of cases makes it all interesting

By RITA DUCKWORTH    As a shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, Lorraine Cavataio’s area of practice is business law. Her cases involve business mergers and acquisitions and estate planning. She also holds a CPA designation, and has developed a strong specialty in trust and estate administration.     Cavataio’s most rewarding cases are complex trust…

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