Armstrong Teasdale Announces New Committee Members, Office Managing Attorneys

June 1, 2022 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale has elected two new members to its Executive and Compensation Committees, as well as named new managing attorneys to three offices, effective June 1, 2022.

Partner Calvin Matthews was elected to serve on Armstrong Teasdale’s Executive Committee, which functions as the governing board of the firm, for a three-year term. Partner and Denver Office Managing Attorney Aubyn Krulish was elected to the firm’s Compensation Committee, which is responsible for the allocation of compensation to firm equity partners, for a three-year term.

Partner Alicia Ashcraft will succeed Partner Kevin Stolworthy as managing attorney of the Las Vegas office. Partner Dale Degenshein and Partner John Sten will succeed Partner and Leader – Eastern U.S. Richard Scheff as managing attorney of the New York and Boston offices, respectively. Scheff will continue to serve in his capacity as Leader – Eastern U.S. Office managing attorneys are charged with driving growth and success in their regional markets and coordinating with the firm’s overall strategic vision.

“Calvin, Aubyn, Alicia, Dale and John each combine outstanding legal skills, client service commitment and exemplary leadership abilities,” said Managing Partner Patrick Rasche. “Each is well positioned to serve in their respective new roles, and I’m confident they will continue to make invaluable contributions to the firm.”

Matthews serves as outside counsel to numerous corporations and corporate boards, and as such, maintains a diverse practice with experience in a wide range of sectors. His clients include both closely held businesses and publicly traded companies across industries, large multistate and international enterprises, and high-net-worth individuals. Matthews previously served on the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Krulish provides counsel on an extensive range of business issues to clients of all sizes, from large, publicly traded companies to emerging companies and startups. She primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, financing and restructuring. Krulish counsels clients through the intricacies of each deal, providing creative solutions that recognize the careful balance required in reducing risk and closing the deal. Her experience also extends to commercial contracts, private placements and capital raises.

Ashcraft has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in highly regulated industries such as cannabis and hemp, gaming, liquor and transportation services. She advises businesses through all phases of operation – from startups, through financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, land use and licensing. Since 2013, Ashcraft has focused her practice on counseling cannabis and hemp businesses through the regulatory process and emerging legal issues. This includes all phases of the application and operation process.

Degenshein has more than 30 years of experience in cooperative and condominium matters, both as a litigator and transactional attorney. She has represented and advised hundreds of cooperatives and condominiums as well as developers on all areas of board governance, construction and contract issues, alterations, license agreements, modernizing governing documents, quality of life issues and fiduciary obligations of board members. Degenshein regularly lectures, teaches and writes on topics which impact boards and apartment owners alike.

Sten has close to 30 years of corporate, securities and white-collar criminal defense experience.  He defends individuals and corporations in all manner of high-stakes litigations. Sten also tries to help his clients avoid trouble in the first place by advising them on various corporate, regulatory issues.

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