Attorney Stefan Palys, an associate in Stinson's Phoenix office, was recognized by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) as a "Star of the Year" at the Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, Aug. 8 - 13, 2013.
Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard, two of the leading full-service law firms in the Midwest, announced that they will merge to become one of the largest law firms in the U.S. The combined firm will operate as Stinson Leonard Street LLP beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Mark Hinderks and Lowell Stortz will serve as co-managing partners and Allison Murdock will be the deputy managing partner. The new firm will have more than 525 attorneys in offices in 14 cities, with substantial coverage of the Midwest, a meaningful presence in the Mountain West and Southwest, and an office in Washington, D.C.
Stinson attorneys Castor Armesto and Andrew Scavotto were selected as Up & Coming lawyers for 2013 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes attorneys who are younger than 40 years old or in the first 10 years of their legal careers. Honorees were selected based on their academic and career accomplishments, their ability to overcome obstacles in their lives and careers, their community involvement, and their potential to make a difference in the profession, the legal system or the community.
The St. Louis Business Journal profiled Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Partner Jane Dueker in its weekly St. Louis Character feature. The article highlights Dueker's career path which began in the Missouri attorney general's office to become the first woman to serve as chief legal counsel to the governor of Missouri.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. closed two of Capitol Bancorp's 11 units on Friday, May 10. American Banker examined how the bank failures will affect regulatory oversight of Capitol as well as adversely affect the company's bankruptcy restructuring. Ernie Panasci, a banking and financial services partner at Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, predicted the failures will prompt tighter regulatory supervision of the company, which is operating under an enforcement order from the Federal Reserve.