Kansas City’s Husch Blackwell recently represented Duke Energy Renewables in its $330m closing of a joint financing arrangement with Sumitomo Corporation of America.
The arrangement will finance two wind farm projects in Kansas: the 131-megawatt Cimarron II Project in Gray County and the 168-megawatt Ironwood Project in Ford County.
Husch Partner John Crossley led Husch’s energy and infrastructure team on the project. Husch attorneys working on the project from its Kansas City office included Partner John Brungardt, Senior Counsel Gaylord Smith, and Associate Ellen Pantaenius. Partner Bob Wilkinson and Associate Megan Fuchs from Husch’s St. Louis office also participated.
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Jones will join Hush Blackwell’s tax group, working closely with Husch Blackwell partner Jason Reschly.
After receiving his BSBA summa cum laude in Finance from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2008, Jones earned his juris doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 2011. He graduated Order of the Coif, having received the 2010 Michelle Cecil Award for being his school’s top tax [...]
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Goldman will join Husch Blackwell’s Tax & Benefits Department. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Goldman will have worked in tax law for more than 15 years.
Goldman received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1990 where he graduated in the Order of the Coif.
After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, [...]
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Attorney John C. Crossley, partner at Kansas City’s Husch Blackwell, was recently named to Ingram‘s 40 Under Forty for 2012.
Crossley practices real estate law and has represented prominent development deals by H&R Block, J.E. Dunn Construction Company, and Black & Veatch amongst other such renowned organizations.
The 40 Under Forty honor is given to those most accomplished leaders in business and the community in the Kansas City region who are under forty years old.
Crossley received his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in 1999. He holds a Masters degree and a Bachelors of Art from [...]
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Vertis Inc. was sued as a third-party defendant by Michael Jordan for violating publicity rights, seeking damages for more than $10m. Vertis used Jordan’s famous number 23 and his name for an advertisement it was contracted to create by Jewel-Osco.
Husch Blackwell represented Vertis Inc., defending that company successfully.
Vertis was asked by Jewel-Osco to create a Jordan tribute advertisement for that company in a commemorative Sports Illustrated issue dedicated to Jordan’s Sept. 11th, 2009 induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Husch Blackwell’s [...]
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These positions were determined by a full partnership vote.
The Husch Blackwell Executive Board now boasts 10 members instead of the original six. Their Partner Board has grown to 37 from 31.
The transition was announced in August 2011 and led by Co-Chairmen Joseph P. Conran and David A. Fenley, each of whom served in their leadership positions for more than 10 years, [...]
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Kansas City attorney Christopher J. Rockers, partner at Husch Blackwell, has been named as the 2012-2013 President of The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL).
Previously, Rockers served as the ACCFL’s President-Elect, Vice-President, and Secretary.
Rockers serves Husch Blackwell in Banking and Finance law, national and local lenders, regional and community banks, commercial and consumer finance companies, and venture and hedge funds amongst several other areas.
According to Husch Blackwell: Founded in 1991, the ACCFL promotes high professional standards and ethical responsibility in the practice of commercial finance law and provides educational materials. The ACCFL also rewards quality work, [...]
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That partner, Kimberly Jones, will join Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris.
Jones will join that firm’s employment and business litigation practice.
Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris specializes in business-related litigation.
Novelis Inc., an international aluminum rolling and recycling company, hired Husch Blackwell to serve as lead outside counsel for the company’s $350m acquisition of a minority interest in Novelis Korea Ltd., its Korean subsidiary.
Novelis successfully obtained a 31% minority interest in Novelis Korea pursuant to the deal reached recently.
Closing on December 28, 2011, the deal marks a two year culmination of work.
Husch was hired to serve as project manager for Novelis Korea’s IPO proposal for the Korea Exchange. However, that project was delayed pursuant to Novelis Korea’s integration with the Novelis international company.
Novelis decided instead to [...]
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Amber Steinbeck, partner at Kansas City’s Husch Blackwell, was recently recognized by KC Business magazine as a 2012 Influential Woman.
Steinbeck is among 32 honorees awarded for their dedication, personal growth, hard work, and community involvement. Those selected where chosen by an independent panel consisting of business and civic leaders from across the metro.
Steinbeck’s profile and those of Kansas City’s other honored Influential Women may be found in the March 2012 issue of KC Business.
Steinbeck received her award at KC Business’ March 6th reception for honorees.
This year marks KC Business’ sixth annual program honoring outstanding female leaders [...]
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