SmithAmundsen Expands Midwest Presence by Opening St. Louis Office

Oct 01, 2010, 10:30 ET from SmithAmundsen, LLC

CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SmithAmundsen LLC, a 128-lawyer firm headquartered in Chicago, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in St. Louis, Missouri. Brad Goss and Marvin Lindmark, well known members of the St. Louis legal community, will lead the office which opens today, October 1, 2010.

The firm's Chairman and CEO, Glen Amundsen, announced the opening saying, "As part of our commitment to serve our clients in the Midwest, SmithAmundsen is pleased to open an office in St. Louis. 2010 has been a banner year for the firm with considerable expansion of both the scope of services we are able to offer our clients and the geographic footprint of the firm's operations. The opening of our office in Missouri with these two great lawyers is another important step in implementing our strategic vision to be the first and best choice of our business clients in the Midwest. It is a privilege to welcome Brad and Marvin to SmithAmundsen."

SmithAmundsen-St. Louis will serve the firm's clientele with a mixture of both litigation and corporate/business services. The firm already serves the business community with legal professionals operating from its offices in Chicago, Rockford, St. Charles, and Woodstock, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

"This expansion enables us to better serve our clients in the St. Louis region and surrounding areas of Missouri and Illinois and acquire new opportunities," said Larry Schechtman, SmithAmundsen's Managing Partner. "We look forward to becoming a part of the St. Louis community and offering clients the added convenience and service of a St. Louis location."

Brad Goss has over 27 years experience in real estate development, zoning, subdivision, construction, leasing, finance, banking and municipal law.  He has represented developers, homeowners associations, banks, contractors, subcontractors, and governmental entities including counties, cities, and special political subdivisions in a myriad of matters. Brad has been instrumental in the drafting and passage of legislation designed for complex mixed-use developments and special taxing districts.  Brad received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, high honors, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude.

Marvin Lindmark focuses his practice on labor & employment litigation in both state and federal courts in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Marvin's experience includes handling complex multi-party employment and commercial lawsuits for both large and small businesses. He also counsels clients on restrictive covenant agreements, contract matters, independent contractor issues, and various employment related matters as well as drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks. Marvin received a B.A. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, with distinction, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude.

SmithAmundsen is recruiting experienced attorneys in the St. Louis area to augment the experience already offered from our Missouri operation. In particular, the firm is seeking experienced lawyers who focus their practice on labor and employment, banking, and general corporate litigation and business services.  The firm's St. Louis, Missouri office is located at:

1475 Fairgrounds Road, Suite 102

St. Charles, MO  63301

636.916.3100 (telephone)

636.916.3205 (fax)

SmithAmundsen LLC has grown to 128 attorneys with offices in Chicago, Rockford, St. Charles, and Woodstock, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and St. Louis, Missouri. SmithAmundsen professionals offer competencies in a broad range of practice areas involving most aspects of contract, property and tort law.  As one of Chicago's premier firms, SmithAmundsen's success is built upon a foundation of integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to exceeding client expectations.  For more information on the firm, please visit

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