Springfield, Mo. — Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (CECB) is pleased to announce Thomas D. Peebles, Jr., Joseph D. Sheppard, III and Douglas R. Nickell, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.Mr. Peebles and Mr. Sheppard have both been included in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and Mr. Nickell has been included since … [Read more...] about Three Attorneys From the Law Firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. Included in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
Springfield, MO - May 24, 2019 – Andy Peebles, who practices with the law firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. in Springfield has graduated from Class I of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.Peebles successfully completed three two-day sessions over six months; the in-depth educational presentations on trust and estate law were taught by ACTEC Fellows.Peebles earned his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO and earned a bachelor’s in History from the University of Missouri. He joined Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. in 2015.The Heart of America Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders. For more information, visit www.hoafellowsinstitute.org.The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, … [Read more...] about Andrew T. Peebles graduates from the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Springfield, Mo. — Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jay Preston was named a Shareholder.Mr. Preston is a member of CECB’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Transactional, and Marijuana/Hemp practices groups. As a graduate of the University of Missouri’s joint M.B.A./J.D. program, Mr. Preston utilizes his business and legal knowledge to represent clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. He represents clients in civil litigation in both federal and state court focusing on business and real estate matters. Mr. Preston also assists clients in avoiding litigation through proper drafting of contracts/agreements, and counseling on how to deal with precarious situations. Mr. Preston is a native of Springfield, Missouri, an eagle scout, and a graduate of Leadership Springfield and the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy.CECB is a locally owned law firm celebrating its 40th anniversary, having been formed in 1979. The firm currently has 17 … [Read more...] about Attorney Jay Preston named Shareholder at Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.
Springfield, MO - The law firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (CECB) is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph D. “Chip” Sheppard, III was one of three lawyers recently named as Lawyers of the Year by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly.Chip is a shareholder in the Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Transactional Practice Groups of CECB. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business, real estate, employment, acquisitions, banking, contracts, medical marijuana, hemp, licensing, municipal, planning and zoning, securities and intellectual property transactions, litigation and dispute resolution.CECB is a locally owned law firm formed in 1979. The firm currently has 18 attorneys. … [Read more...] about Attorney Joseph D. “Chip” Sheppard, III Named Missouri Lawyer of the Year
Springfield, MO — Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (“CECB”) is pleased to announce that David K. Olive has joined the firm’s Estate Planning and Transactional practice groups.David concentrates his practice in the areas of tax planning, corporate transactions, employee benefits, estate planning, and business succession planning for family-owned businesses.Prior to joining CECB, Mr. Olive was a Trust Officer at two national trust companies, where he handled complex issues related to trust and estate settlement administration.CECB is a locally owned law firm formed in 1979. The firm currently has 18 attorneys. … [Read more...] about Attorney David K. Olive Joins Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.
Springfield, Mo. — Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (CECB) is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been named, by Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers magazine, as among the top attorneys in Missouri for 2018. John M. Carnahan, III and Thomas D. Peebles, Jr. were included on this year’s Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers list. Megan E. McCullough was included on the Missouri-Kansas Rising Stars list.The selections for the Super Lawyers list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Being included on the lists is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5 … [Read more...] about The law firm of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. Has Three Attorneys Selected for Inclusion On the 2018 Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers-Rising Stars lists
Springfield, MO — Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (“CECB”) is pleased to announce that Andy Peebles was recently selected to participate in Leadership Springfield Class 36. Leadership Springfield is a nine-month comprehensive community-based leadership program.Mr. Peebles is a member of the Estate Planning group at CECB and his practice involves interpersonal communication with clients aimed at understanding their unique estate planning needs and objectives, and the preparation of various estate planning documents, including simple and complex trusts, wills, powers of attorney, premarital agreements, and business documents to accurately reflect those needs. Mr. Peebles also assists clients in the administration and distribution of the estates and trusts of recently deceased loved ones.Mr. Peebles earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law, graduating with a concentration in Estate Planning and Taxation. … [Read more...] about Attorney Andrew T. Peebles Selected to Leadership Springfield Class 36
Springfield, MO — Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (“CECB”) is pleased to announce that Douglas R. Nickell has joined the firm’s Estate Planning practice group.Doug concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration.Doug most recently practiced with Lathrop Gage, LLP and has more than 38 years of experience.CECB is a locally owned law firm formed in 1979. The firm currently has 17 attorneys. … [Read more...] about Attorney Douglas R. Nickell Joins Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.
CECB is pleased to announce Mr. Andrew K. Bennett as the Chair of our Banking and Financial Services Group. Mr. Bennett is a member of the Bank Counsel Section of the Missouri Bankers Association, which is made up of member attorneys from across Missouri who focus their practice on representation of financial institutions. CECB is an associate member and proud supporter of the Missouri Bankers Association. Other members of the Banking and Financial Services Group include John M. Carnahan, Frank C. Carnahan, C. Bradford Cantwell, Julie T. Brown, Joseph D. Sheppard, John E. Price and Christiaan D. Horton.The Banking and Financial Services group at CECB provides a full range of services to financial institutions, including advice on formation, regulatory compliance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial loan transactions, estate and trust administration, loan enforcement, and protection of creditors’ rights, including bankruptcy representation in U.S. Bankruptcy … [Read more...] about CECB Banking and Financial Services Group of CECB