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 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Andrew T. Peebles and David K. Olive were selected for the Inaugural Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
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Mr. Thomas Peebles and Mr. Nickell focus their practices in the areas of estate and wealth transfer planning and estate and trust administration. Mr. Sheppard focuses his litigation and transactional practice in the areas of business, corporate, securities, regulatory, marijuana, hemp, municipal, employment, and real estate. Mr. Andrew Peebles concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts and wills, probate and trust administration business formations and business succession planning. Mr. Olive concentrates his practice in the areas of tax and estate planning, employee benefits, ERISA, business transactions, real estate, entity formation and acquisition, and marijuana and hemp regulations and transactions.
CECB is a locally owned law firm formed in 1979. The firm currently has 14 attorneys.