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Stinson Leonard Street Adds Seven Attorneys in Missouri

Press ReleaseRecent Additions in Kansas City and St. Louis Expand the Firm's Banking, Corporate Finance, Environmental, Litigation, Private Business and Real Estate Practices
10.17.2014

KANSAS CITY and ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2014) – Stinson Leonard Street LLP announced that seven attorneys have joined two of the firm's offices in Missouri. Benjamin E. Busboom, Christopher B. Frantze, Evan M. Lange, Tianyu Ma and Christopher R. Wray joined the Kansas City, Mo. office. Nathan A. Shelton and Benjamin D. Woodard joined the St. Louis, Mo. office.

Benjamin E. Busboom joined the Environmental and Natural Resources Division as an associate. He received a law degree from Washburn University School of Law, graduating with honors in 2014. He earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2008. Busboom has prior experience as an environmental scientist and biologist. He was also a stormwater specialist with the Johnson County (Kan.) Public Works and Environmental Departments.

Christopher B. Frantze joined the firm's Real Estate Division. He received a J.D., with highest honors, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2014. He earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from University of Oklahoma in 2011.

Evan M. Lange joined theBusiness Litigation Division as an associate. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2011. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from William Jewell College in 2007. Prior to joining Stinson Leonard Street, he was an associate in an Overland Park, Kan.-based law firm, where he focused on commercial and construction litigation for nearly three years.

Tianyu Ma joined the firm's Corporate Finance Division. She received a J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2014. In 2011, she earned an undergraduate degree in English from the China University of Political Science and Law, in Beijing, China.

Nathan A. Shelton joined the Private Business Division as a staff attorney. Shelton received a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2014. He earned an undergraduate degree from Webster University in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, he was a law clerk to the Honorable William D. Stiehl in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, in East St. Louis, Ill.

Benjamin D. Woodard joined the firm's Business Litigation Division. He received a J.D., magna cum laude, from St. Louis University School of Law in 2014. He earned an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011.

Christopher R. Wray joined the firm's Banking and Financial Services Division. He received a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 2013. He earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Wray was a law clerk to the Hon. W. Duane Benton in the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Kansas City, Mo.

About Stinson Leonard Street

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation legal services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D.

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