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2018 December Issue

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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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. BELLEVILLE Vatterott Properties, LLC sold a 15,200-square-foot warehouse building at 5909 Town Hall Road to Orlet, LLC. BARBERMURPHY represented both parties. CARLINVILLE Celtic Healthcare of Southern Illinois sold…

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Jury awards $30 million asbestos verdict to man diagnosed with deadly cancer

      Alton-based Simmons Hanly Conroy says a California jury has awarded $30.2 million to Norris Morgan, 65, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.     Morgan contracted mesothelioma after repeated exposure to asbestos-containing transite pipe sold by defendant J-M Manufacturing (J-MM) while working as a construction…

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By strategic investment, St. Louis can become urban core we need

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    St. Louis made big news in the world of professional soccer a couple of months ago when the Taylor family of Enterprise Holdings, the top car rental company in the world, and Jim Kavanaugh, co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, announced their bid to build a $250 million soccer stadium…

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