Lewis Rice Names Nine New Members

The St. Louis office of Lewis Rice LLC is pleased to announce it has named nine new members. Al Ludwig practices in the Corporate Department, while Derick C. Albers, Gregory D. Bulgrin, Jennifer L. Gustafson, Taylor Matthews, Sarah E. Mullen, Corey M. Schaecher, Oliver H. Thomas, and David A. Weder practice in the Litigation Department.

A former licensed CPA, Derick C. Albers represents and advises banks, financial services companies, insurers, corporations, and other clients on a range of litigation and corporate issues. His litigation practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, banking litigation, insurance litigation (including coverage disputes), trust and estate litigation, real estate litigation, and shareholder disputes.

Gregory D. Bulgrin's civil litigation practice focuses primarily on labor and employment law. He represents employers and management in personnel-related disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country.

Jennifer L. Gustafson’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, and she also has significant experience in trust and estate litigation including will contests and trust modifications. Jen represents a wide range of clients, from a municipal school district and a local consulting firm, to a large national bank and a major manufacturer of high-end fitness equipment.

Alfred J. Ludwig represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded companies to individuals and sole proprietorships in a wide array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, commercial finance, intellectual property licensing, the sale, purchase, and leasing of commercial real estate, and entity creation, maintenance, and restructuring.

Taylor Matthews represents and advises clients involved in complex commercial disputes in state court, federal court, and arbitration. Taylor has extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending complex cases with claims for breach of contract, negligence, tortious interference, fraud, indemnity, and injunctive relief, among others.

Sarah E. Mullen has a dynamic and diverse litigation practice, representing clients in both the public and private sectors. Sarah also counsels clients on a host of issues, including labor and employment, municipal and school governance and compliance, and immigration.

Corey M. Schaecher's civil litigation practice focuses on defending corporations in various complex tort-based personal injury claims in state and federal courts throughout the country that often involve product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, environmental, toxic tort, chemical exposure, contamination, and various related causes of action.

Oliver H. Thomas is an experienced litigator focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation. Oliver has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters throughout the country. His representation spans an array of industries and includes a wide variety of clients, including local and national banks, a leading Missouri liquor distributor, a large nonprofit health corporation, and numerous manufacturers.

David A. Weder's general practice includes premises and products liability; intellectual property litigation as well as prosecution, licensing, and other transactional matters; e-commerce; and general litigation.