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Lewis Rice Names Three New Members

The St. Louis office of Lewis Rice LLC is pleased to announce it has named three new members. Christy L. Abbott and Emily K. Bardon both practice in the Corporate Department, while Benjamin J. Siders practices in the Litigation Department.

Christy L. Abbott practices in the areas of commercial real estate and creditors' rights. She represents lenders, developers, retailers, landlords, municipalities, nonprofits, and others in real estate sales and acquisitions, leasing, development, financing, asset sales, and various other transactional matters. Christy also has significant experience in commercial loan workouts, restructurings, liquidations, and foreclosures, particularly situations involving complex real estate components.

Emily K. Bardon represents both publicly and privately held companies across several industries, working closely with clients on corporate and transactional matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to the negotiation and drafting of various commercial contracts. Emily also focuses her practice in the information technology area and advises clients with respect to software licenses, development agreements, and hosting and cloud computing agreements.

Benjamin J. Siders practices in intellectual property and technology licensing and compliance, with a focus on helping small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups develop and protect their IP assets. He also assists clients with licensing their technology as well as licensing third party technologies. A former software engineer himself, Ben puts his development background to work by providing cost-effective representation to software and computer technology companies.


Throughout the Firm's history, Lewis Rice attorneys have made excellence the foundation of their practice. Founded in 1909, more than a century of service gives the Firm the experience, resources and tools to serve their clients' dynamic needs. A diverse team of more than 160 attorneys provides counsel and solutions for the challenges facing local, regional and national businesses, as well as individuals and families. Lewis Rice maintains offices in downtown St. Louis, suburban Town & Country, Washington and Jefferson City, Missouri and Edwardsville, Illinois. The Firm also has offices in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and suburban Overland Park, Kansas.

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