Gary Barnes GE Relationship Manager
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National Presence

Husch Blackwell serves GE from 18 cities, at rates that are significantly lower than firms in higher-overhead markets.

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Litigation & Investigations

Jennifer ZiegenhornJennifer G. Ziegenhorn, Partner | Team Leader – Memphis, TN

An experienced business litigator and trial attorney, Jennifer represents commercial lenders and lessors in creditors’ rights issues in state and federal courts nationwide. She quickly assimilates intricate commercial and legal matters to deliver targeted strategies that incorporate her business acumen with her legal experience. Jennifer has served as lead trial counsel in matters concerning lender liability, defaults, priority disputes, consumer loan litigation and dealer disagreements. View Full Bio.

Catherine HanawayCatherine L. Hanaway, Partner – St. Louis, MO

Catherine has significant experience litigating complex civil and white collar criminal cases and representing clients in regulatory challenges. As a U.S. Attorney, Catherine not only supervised more than 4,000 civil and criminal cases and managed a staff of more than 100 but also carried a personal case load that included trying cases to jury verdicts. Catherine now uses that experience to assist clients before litigation is filed. She also drafts investigations policies, conducts internal investigations and makes presentations to U.S. Attorney’s offices and clients. View Full Bio.

Buffey KleinBuffey E. Klein, Partner – Dallas, TX

Buffey represents financial clients and institutions in areas of commercial litigation, commercial loan workouts, out-of-court restructurings, loan documentation and the protection of creditors’ rights. She advises several national clients on the workout/restructuring of their troubled loans. Additionally, Buffey has experience in transaction and insolvency work in creditors rights and the aviation fields. View Full Bio.

Christine MillerChristine F. Miller, Partner – St. Louis, MO

An accomplished trial lawyer and persuasive negotiator, Chris has tried more than 50 jury trials in state and federal courts across the country. She communicates complex evidence in ways that achieve maximum trial advantage for her clients, whether negotiating a pretrial resolution, shutting down a case in its earliest stages or conveying a convincing defense in the courtroom. Since 2012, Benchmark Litigation has named Chris among the “Top 250 Women in Litigation.” View Full Bio.

Jeffrey WhitneyJeffrey D. Whitney, Partner – Denver, CO

Jeff is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of business and construction litigation. Jeff regularly represents companies in state and federal court on matters involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and unlawful trade practices. Jeff also has represented securities industry clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings before government agencies and self-regulatory organizations. View Full Bio.

Chalon ClarkChalon N. Clark, Partner – Dallas, TX

Chalon is a litigator who represents clients in contract disputes, contract and lease risk mitigation, employer/employee relations, collection-related matters, foreclosures, fraud, banking, partnership, real property, mortgage lending, construction and brokerage/securities issues. She also represents clients in employment-related lawsuits, including claims related to discrimination, noncompete and theft of trade secrets. View Full Bio.

Mixed Collateral & Leasing

Chris RockersChris Rockers, Partner | Team Leader – Kansas City, MO

Chris is extensively involved in representing a variety of lenders in assorted finance transactions, including routine accounts receivable and inventory financing, mergers, acquisitions, syndications of mid-cap and large-cap financings, club transactions, and secured and unsecured loans. For more than a decade, Chris has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law. View Full Bio.

Teresa ReinkingTeresa Reinking, Partner – Kansas City, MO

Teresa’s primary focus is commercial finance and business transactions for financial services companies. She represents a diverse range of clients in connection with equipment financing, asset-based lending, cash flow financing, mezzanine financing and permanent loans. Teresa has extensive experience representing all types of investors in mid-cap and large-cap syndications and smaller club transactions. View Full Bio.

Eleanor 'CackiEleanor "Cacki" Chote Jewart , Partner – Austin, TX

Cacki leads teams assisting national tax equity investors and institutional lenders with investment in wind and solar energy projects. She also has served as lead project counsel for developers of wind and solar projects. Additionally, Cacki advises commercial real estate investors, lenders, developers, buyers and sellers on real estate matters throughout Texas, including purchase and sale, leasing, development, construction and financing matters. View Full Bio.

Kevin ZellerKevin Zeller, Partner – Kansas City, MO

Kevin represents investors and lenders in a wide variety of financing and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with secured lending transactions, advising clients on policies and procedures that provide the most collateral or credit protection possible. His finance work also includes large- and mid-cap syndicated deals; large-, mid- and small-cap acquisition financing; mezzanine lending; asset-based lending; equipment financing; and inventory financing. View Full Bio.

Genevieve ZimmerGenevieve K. Zimmer, Associate – Kansas City, MO

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Restructuring  & Bankruptcy

Marshall TurnerMarshall Turner, Partner | Team Leader – St. Louis, MO

Marshall has handled GE bankruptcy and other insolvency matters for more than a decade. His GE experience has been focused in HB’s national representation of the GE floor plan financing group as well as work on equipment finance insolvency cases. Marshall has extensive experience in all aspects of representation of entities that finance equipment and sell goods in transportation, energy, and healthcare insolvency cases. View Full Bio.

Jennifer ZiegenhornJennifer Ziegenhorn, Partner – Memphis, TN

Jennifer serves as the Lead Litigation attorney for GE insolvency matters. Jennifer led the national insolvency litigation program where Husch Blackwell served GE CDF. Jennifer is an experienced business litigator and trial attorney representing our clients in creditors’ rights issues in state and federal courts throughout the country. View Full Bio.

Buffey KleinBuffey Klein, Partner – Dallas, TX

Buffey represents financial clients and institutions in areas of commercial litigation, commercial loan workouts, out-of-court restructurings, loan documentation and the protection of creditors’ rights. She advises several national clients on the workout/restructuring of their troubled loans. Additionally, Buffey has experience in transaction and insolvency work in creditors rights and the aviation fields. View Full Bio.

Chris RockersChris Rockers, Partner – Kansas City, MO

Chris has worked on restructuring matters for GE for more than 20 years. Chris has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of workout and DIP financing agreements. View Full Bio.

Matt GartnerMatt Gartner, Associate – St. Louis, MO

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Lindsey GreenawaldLindsey Greenawald, Associate – Milwaukee, WI

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Commercial IT & Outsourcing

Wade KerriganWade Kerrigan, Partner | Team Leader – Kansas City, MO

Wade advises large national clients on complicated software and data security matters. His vast experience with technology transactions includes developing and negotiating agreements on joint ventures, software licensing, software and web development, and application service provider (ASP) transactions. Wade represented GE Capital and GE CDF on a major outsourcing project that involved multimillion-dollar international import financing and a complicated technology platform related to provision of the services. View Full Bio.

Kris KappelKris Kappel, Partner – Kansas City, MO

Kris has broad experience with cutting-edge technologies, and clients value the innovative and forward-thinking perspective she brings to her practice. Kris focuses on e-commerce and technology licensing, as well as patent, trademark and copyright prosecution. Kris drafts and negotiates complex agreements related to software licensing, software and web development, joint development, patent and technology licensing, and confidentiality. View Full Bio.

Catherine Hall GiannasiCatherine Hall Giannasi, Partner – Chattanooga, TN

Katie devotes much of her practice to commercial contracting and sourcing support. She has extensive experience negotiating long-term, multimillion-dollar agreements for the acquisition or provision of technical, consulting and professional services; major capital equipment procurement; and post-merger alignment. Katie also represents vendors in the negotiation of electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-commerce buying agreements. View Full Bio.

Chauncey LaneChauncey Lane, Associate – Dallas, TX

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Lauren HawkinsLauren Hawkins, Attorney – Springfield, MO

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