Armstrong Teasdale Announces New Partners

December 18, 2020 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale proudly announces that seven attorneys have been named partners of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2021. The equity partners include Paul Cambridge and Courtney Jackson. In addition, the associates named income partners include Zachary Block, Erin Edelman, Brian Nye, Jonathan Shulan and John Willard.

“People first and firm growth are two of our strategic goals and those are especially reflected in partner promotions,” said David Braswell, managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale. “The elevation of our attorneys across the country is indicative of our commitment to professional development and advancement, as well as celebration of successes. The remarkable accomplishments of these members of our team, along with many others, will drive the firm forward in 2021 and beyond.”

Cambridge (St. Louis) is leader of the firm’s national Financial Services and Banking industry team. He provides legal services to clients of all sizes and structures – from entrepreneurial startups to large, publicly held companies.  He counsels clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities matters, and lending transactions. Cambridge has significant experience advising clients on matters related to entity formation and planning, corporate governance, contract negotiation, strategic planning, debt and equity financing, securities law, banking and lending regulatory compliance, joint ventures, and other business law matters.

Jackson (St. Louis) serves as a strategic brand-management partner to her clients, focusing her practice on domestic and foreign trademark portfolio management and enforcement. Most often, she provides counsel regarding brand strategy and related operational issues involving trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, domain names and marketing. Jackson counsels organizations around the globe in the development, maintenance and protection of their trademark portfolios, providing a creative approach to trademark selection, protection and infringement issues. She also negotiates and drafts worldwide, industry-related agreements and assists her clients with the legal implementation of marketing campaigns. Recognizing that IP, including trademarks, can be a client’s top asset, she regularly assists in the due diligence and onboarding of brand acquisitions and other major, complex transactions involving IP.

Block (St. Louis) counsels clients on patent acquisitions, licensing, enforcement, product clearance, freedom-to-operate, validity and due diligence. He works closely with inventors and businesses to develop IP strategies and build portfolios. He also assists clients on issues of patent infringement, provides opinions of noninfringement and invalidity, and performs due diligence and patent landscape analyses. As a patent attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Block actively engages in preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patents.

Edelman (St. Louis) counsels clients in bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate litigation and construction matters. In the business insolvency area, Edelman represents the interests of both corporate debtors and creditors seeking to maximize their return through bankruptcy and restructuring, preference litigation and other litigation relating to the debtor-creditor relationship. She also handles a variety of real estate litigation, including condemnation proceedings and large-scale tax appeals, and represents clients in construction litigation, including defending and prosecuting mechanic’s lien claims.

Nye (Kansas City) defends corporations in product liability, employment dispute, contract, insurance coverage, premises liability and complex mass tort litigation matters involving a wide range of claims. He also works as defense counsel for a Fortune 500 company on general litigation matters. He has also served as national coordinating counsel and local counsel for clients facing asbestos claims. In addition to his litigation experience, Nye helps clients minimize future litigation threats by assessing and managing the inherent risks of doing business.

Shulan (St. Louis) has a robust litigation practice focusing on complex commercial disputes, insurance counseling and litigation, and appeals. He regularly represents individuals and organizations in high-stakes civil litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration tribunals throughout the country. Experienced in all phases of insurance disputes, he also counsels insurers and policyholders on coverage and represents their interests in insurance recovery litigation.

Willard (St. Louis) has extensive experience advising clients in financial transactions and restructurings. In his lending practice, Willard represents corporate borrowers and domestic and international financial institutions in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and retail. In his restructuring practice, he advises corporate and financial institutions in difficult insolvency, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights matters. Willard’s background in finance, business, entertainment, and international transactions has made him a versatile advisor for a wide array of clients and organizations, including the world’s largest neurosurgical society and the historical trust of a former United States President. 

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