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Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2016

January 6, 2016

Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that the firm has elected five attorneys to partnership.

Matt Bober (St. Louis) Matt is an experienced business litigator who represents major agricultural companies in business-critical disputes involving technology licensing, distribution channels, grain channeling, genetic testing, and patent infringement. Matt’s broad litigation experience also includes several years spent representing financial sector clients and other businesses in litigation at the state and federal level. He has arbitrated a case to a successful conclusion, first-chaired a federal jury trial, and worked on state appeals. Matt earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. 

Brandi Burke (St. Louis) Brandi Burke (St. Louis) In her business litigation practice, Brandi focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation. She has represented clients in class action lawsuits in state and federal court, securities and trust litigation, shareholder disputes, tax litigation and insurance recovery efforts. Brandi has also represented both businesses and individuals in commercial contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims, premises liability, and franchise matters. Brandi obtained her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jackie Dimmitt (St. Louis) Jackie has two decades of experience counseling individuals on all aspects of estate planning, trusts, probate and tax law, tax planning and charitable giving. She creates sophisticated estate plans that incorporate wills and trusts, life insurance trusts, trusts for gift planning, specialized tax planning trusts, charitable trusts and other charitable giving arrangements. From early in her career, Jackie’s estate planning practice has been complemented by her work with nonprofit organizations. Jackie advises nonprofit organizations on endowments, donor-advised funds, supporting organizations, tax law compliance, gift annuities and other planned giving arrangements, gift acceptance, and policy development. Jackie obtained her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Emily Wang Murphy (Washington, D.C.) As a partner in the Corporate and Securities group, Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as their long-term business objectives. She has negotiated and closed a variety of complex and strategic transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, equity and debt financings, and other corporate transactions on behalf of her clients. Emily also advises clients on securities regulation issues and represents public and private issuers in connection with various securities offerings. In the area of export finance, Emily has successfully closed corporate, asset-backed and small project financings for the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Emily obtained her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Lacey Searfoss  (St. Louis) As a partner in the Private Client group, Lacey has extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning, estate and trust administration and charitable giving. She works closely with clients to develop estate plans that maximize family wealth and minimize income and estate taxes. Lacey also works with closely-held businesses for tax planning, business succession planning, and general business needs. In her work with nonprofit organizations, she assists with obtaining tax exempt status and ongoing operational matters. Lacey obtained her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and also earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.