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Greensfelder attorneys named to Chambers USA rankings for 2016

May 27, 2016

Newly released rankings from Chambers USA place the franchise law practice at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. among the nation’s best, while the firm’s corporate M&A, employment, litigation and real estate groups also were recognized among the top practices regionally. 

Chambers USA is a prestigious annual law firms ranking based on extensive research that includes client and attorney interviews.

Two Greensfelder officers were nationally recognized in franchise law: Leonard D. Vines and Beata Krakus. Vines is based in St. Louis and Krakus in the firm’s Chicago office.

Regionally, Chambers recognized Greensfelder as a top firm in the St. Louis area in corporate mergers and acquisitions, employment and labor law, general commercial litigation and real estate law. Greensfelder officer David M. Harris was listed as a top general commercial litigator in the St. Louis area, and officers Dennis G. Collins, Jill K. Luft and Kevin T. McLaughlin were named among the top employment and labor attorneys.

Chambers’ notes on Greensfelder specifically recognized the firm’s wide range of services. The employment and labor group’s “significant bench of attorneys experienced in both traditional labor and employment law” was noted, as well as the group’s knowledge of the health care industry. The litigation team was recognized for its “excellent” track record in representing major businesses across the country, including in the energy, securities, health care and automotive industries. The firm’s corporate and real estate attorneys were cited for their business-savvy dedication and their highly regarded work in mergers and acquisitions. 

London-based Chambers and Partners ranks attorneys from around the world. Results of this year’s U.S. rankings were released May 27, 2016. For more information, go to