Stinson Elects 10 New Partners

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Stinson LLP proudly announces the election of 10 new partners, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The group of attorneys is spread out among four of the firm's 14 locations and strengthens a diverse cross section of key practice groups.

The new partners are:

Kansas City

Patrick Calland practices in the firm's Corporate Finance Division. He frequently represents commercial mortgage loan servicers in a variety of matters related to private and public structured finance transactions. Calland also has experience in matters involving master repurchase facilities and servicing agreements, transfers of special servicing and acquisitions of servicing rights. He is an active member of the CRE Finance Council and has spoken on topics related to real estate and market issues. Calland earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Nick Hoffman counsels both public and private companies in matters related to securities laws, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. He has significant experience in the agribusiness, technology and energy industries. In addition to Hoffman's corporate finance practice, he frequently presents securities laws and mergers and acquisitions updates to clients and industry professionals. Hoffman is also a member of the American Bar Association's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and the Market Trends Subcommittee and has served on the firm's Recruiting Committee and Associate Development and Mentoring Committee for most of his time at the firm. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Judd Treeman represents developers, lenders and government clients in complex commercial transactions involving public finance, incentives and partnership complexities. He also works on matters related to tax increment financing, community improvement districting, real and personal property tax abatements, and regional financing and incentive structures. Treeman was recognized by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star, 2015-2017, and recognized as a Rising Star by KC Magazine. Before focusing his practice on corporate transactional matters, Treeman was a litigator at firms in Missouri and Texas. He earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

Nate Van Emon counsels financial institutions on a variety of transactional matters, including bank mergers and acquisitions, bank branch sales and the regulatory issues associated with these transactions. He serves as the leader of the firm's bank mergers and acquisitions practice group, which is consistently ranked among the top legal advisors in the United States for bank mergers and acquisitions and bank branch sales, according to SNL Financial Partners. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Nate has significant experience as counsel to banks and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Jason Engelhart represents clients in the health care industry, including health plans, management service organizations, health care providers and IT vendors. He frequently provides regulatory advice under state insurance law, Medicare and Medicaid laws, the Affordable Care Act, the False Claims Act, HIPAA, and other state and federal laws and regulations. In addition to his practice, Engelhart participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington University School of Law.

Sharon Markowitz specializes in complex, high-exposure cases and matters involving quantitative analysis in the areas of financial services litigation, appellate litigation, anti-trust litigation and class actions. Prior to joining the firm, Markowitz served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Louise Bjorkman of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Matthew Tews is an employment and labor law litigator and counselor, helping employers prepare for and handle complex traditional labor employment issues. Tews focuses a significant part of his practice on traditional labor issues before the NLRB and arbitrators, and his clients include both unionized and union-free businesses of all sizes. Tews also is an experienced litigator and has defended a wide number of claims including ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, Minnesota Human Rights Act, wage and hour laws, discrimination and wrongful termination. Prior to joining the firm, Tews served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

St. Louis

Samir Mehta counsels clients on high technology intellectual property matters and intellectual property litigation within the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Division. As a litigator, Mehta has worked on complex intellectual property matters pending in federal and appellate courts as well as state courts throughout the United States. Within this area, he prosecutes and defends claims of patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation for individuals and private and public companies involving a wide array of technologies. Mehta has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star from 2015-2018, and has presented and spoken extensively on intellectual property and high-technology issues confronting clients. Mehta also has served on the executive committee and board of the South Asian Bar Association since 2017. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University School of Law.

Nicci Warr represents clients in matters of antitrust, trade practices and consumer class actions. Much of Warr’s work focuses on new and emerging technologies and matters involving the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law. Her clients include companies of all sizes in a variety of sectors. Warr was recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Duane Benton of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced in Washington, DC. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.


Frank Basgall is a commercial litigator in the firm's Business Litigation Division. He often represents corporate clients with contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation, and matters related to oil and gas exploration and refinery operations. He has also handled property tax appeals for clients such as casinos, refineries, ethanol plants, chemical processing plants and grain elevators. He recently presented at the Kansas Bankers Association Annual Conference for Lenders, the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Business Law Update Seminar. Basgall is a member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel and Young Professionals of Wichita. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

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