Bryan Cave LLP Elects 14 New Partners
November 21, 2011
By a vote of the partnership, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has elected 14 new lawyers to partnership in the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2012. This brings the number of partners firm wide to 386. The new partners are:
Terrence A. Childers, Atlanta
Childers practices with the Transactions, Corporate Finance, and Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice Client Service Groups. His representative experience includes the areas M&A/corporate finance, securities and private equity.
Kimberly E. Civins, Atlanta
Civins practices with the Private Client and Financial Institutions Client Service Groups. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, trusts, tax exempt entities (including public charities and private foundations), transfer tax, business succession planning and federal and state regulation of trust departments. Prior to attending law school, Civins worked for seven years for a national sports marketing company.
Brian M. Devling, Kansas City
Devling practices with the Real Estate & Banking and Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Client Service Groups. He has experience working with clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and administering a variety of credit facilities including secured and unsecured facilities, asset-based loans, syndicated loans, factoring transactions, real estate development loans and construction loans.
Christopher C. Javillonar, Kansas City
Javillonar practices with the Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense Client Service Groups. Javillonar represents regional and national clients in a broad range of disputes, including class action defense, antitrust claims, corporate internal investigations, securities litigation and white collar defense. While attending law school, he was awarded the Judge John W. Calhoun Trial Practice Award for demonstrating exceptional talent and enthusiasm for trial practice.
Todd M. Kaye, St. Louis
Kaye practices with the Corporate Finance, Transactions and Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice Client Service Groups. He has represented issuers and underwriters in a variety of debt and equity offerings and exchange offers and assisted in large and small private placements of securities and other corporate finance transactions. Kaye also has represented a variety of public and private company clients in connection with numerous merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions.
Robert D. Klingler, Atlanta
Klingler practices with the Financial Institutions and Corporate Finance Client Service Groups. Klingler has advised clients on, and is a frequent public speaker about, federal and state banking regulations, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Prior to joining the firm, he was an assistant coach of the University of Florida Speech and Debate Team. In addition, Klingler publishes and edits the firm’s BankBryanCave.com Web site, which keeps clients and other industry members up to date on the latest developments in the banking industry.
Cullen K. Kuhn, St. Louis
Kuhn practices with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Real Estate & Banking Client Service Groups. He represents both debtors and secured and unsecured creditors in various bankruptcy proceedings, workouts, liquidations and other restructuring matters, as well as litigation and appeals related to bankruptcy and insolvency. Prior to entering practice, Kuhn graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he worked on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Holly P. Lopez, Irvine
Lopez practices with the Real Estate & Banking Client Service Group. She has experience in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions; commercial, industrial and retail leasing; and tax-free exchanges. She also regularly handles projects involving the acquisition and development of real property for the operation of shopping centers, motion picture theaters, business parks and industrial buildings.
Eric Martin, St. Louis
Martin practices with the Commercial Litigation, Class & Derivative Actions and White Collar Defense Client Service Groups. He focuses in complex litigation matters, including securities, real estate and insurance matters. He has extensive trial experience and also works with clients to evaluate litigation risk and counsels clients on risk management.
Shalem A. Massey, Irvine
Massey is a member of the Product Liability and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. He has a broad range of experience in civil litigation including aviation, products liability, crashworthiness, aircraft ground handling, insurance, insurance bad faith, admiralty/maritime, premises liability, toxic tort and business litigation.
Bryce A. Suzuki, Phoenix
Suzuki practices with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group. He advises both creditors and debtors on a wide array of insolvency and bankruptcy issues. He is the immediate past president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association and is a past chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law. In law school, he served as managing editor of the Iowa Law Review
, was invited to join the University of Iowa College of Law’s national appellate advocacy team, and tutored at the law school’s writing center.
Irina Tymczyszyn, London
Tymczyszyn practices with the Commercial Litigation Client Service Group. She has considerable experience in cross-border disputes and international arbitration for international clients, with her main focus being on disputes related to shareholders agreements, the oil and gas industry and claims of fraud.
Ian M. Weiskopf, New York
Weiskopf's practice encompasses corporate, securities and real estate private equity matters. His experience includes representing both publicly and privately held entities with regard to mergers and acquisitions, governance, securities compliance and debt and equity offerings. Weiskopf also has extensive experience with real estate private equity investments and joint ventures. He routinely represents real estate opportunity funds in structuring and negotiating complex joint venture transactions covering varied asset classes.
David A. Zetoony, Washington, D.C.
Zetoony practices principally with the Antitrust, Franchise & Consumer Law Client Service Group. Zetoony is the leader of the firm’s data privacy and data security practice, and has extensive experience advising clients on how to comply with the rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission, and defending class actions brought under state consumer protection statutes.
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