SmithAmundsen LLC, a 128-lawyer firm headquartered in Chicago, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in St. Louis, Missouri. Brad Goss, a well-known member of the St. Louis legal community, will lead the office which opens today, October 1, 2010.
The firm’s Chairman and CEO, Glen Amundsen, announced the opening saying, “As part of our commitment to serve our clients in the Midwest, SmithAmundsen is pleased to open an office in St. Louis. 2010 has been a banner year for the firm with considerable expansion of both the scope of services we are able to offer our clients and the geographic footprint of the firm’s operations. The opening of our office in Missouri with this great attorney is another important step in implementing our strategic vision to be the first and best choice of our business clients in the Midwest. It is a privilege to welcome Brad to SmithAmundsen.”
SmithAmundsen-St. Louis will serve the firm’s clientele with a mixture of both litigation and corporate/business services. The firm already serves the business community with legal professionals operating from its offices in Chicago, Rockford, St. Charles, and Woodstock, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“This expansion enables us to better serve our clients in the St. Louis region and surrounding areas of Missouri and Illinois and acquire new opportunities,” said Larry Schechtman, SmithAmundsen’s Managing Partner. “We look forward to becoming a part of the St. Louis community and offering clients the added convenience and service of a St. Louis location."
Brad Goss has over 27 years’ experience in real estate development, zoning, subdivision, construction, leasing, finance, banking and municipal law. He has represented developers, homeowners associations, banks, contractors, subcontractors, and governmental entities including counties, cities, and special political subdivisions in a myriad of matters. Brad has been instrumental in the drafting and passage of legislation designed for complex mixed-use developments and special taxing districts. Brad received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, high honors, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude.