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Husch Blackwell Places 10 Attorneys in 2018 IFLR 1000 United States

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Ten Husch Blackwell attorneys have earned rankings in the IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional attorneys. The firm also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions.

The IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional lawyers, has ranked 10 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its new IFLR 1000 United States edition.

The new edition represents the first time IFLR has ranked top financial and corporate law firms and lawyers on a state-by-state basis. Firmwide, Husch Blackwell also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions, ranking as a Tier 1 Firm for Missouri Corporate/M&A and as one of four Recommended Firms for Financial and Corporate in both Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Three Husch Blackwell lawyers, all based in Kansas City, earned national recognition from IFLR as a “Notable Practitioner," including Jim Ash, Michael Eason, and Kirstin Salzman.

Six Husch Blackwell lawyers were ranked as “Highly Regarded," including:


  • Craig Adoor (St. Louis, M&A)
  • Michael Fielding (Kansas City, Restructuring and Insolvency)
  • Jim Goettsch (Kansas City, Project Finance and M&A)
  • Edward Wilson (Kansas City, M&A)


  • David Gardels (Omaha, M&A)
  • Victoria Sitz (Omaha, M&A)

Additionally, Ashley Edwards, an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office, was recognized as a "Rising Star" in Missouri in the M&A practice category.


Craig A. Adoor


James M. Ash

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