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Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2022

January 10, 2022

Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that the Firm has elected 10 attorneys to partnership, effective January 1, 2022.




Talar Berberian (Chicago) advocates for clients in land use, zoning and licensing matters throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. She works with a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate matters, including the development, financing, acquisition and sale of commercial real estate. Talar earned her J.D. and M.S. from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from University of California, San Diego. 

Justine Block (New York) represents commercial banks, investment banks, and hedge funds in connection with the purchase and sale of domestic and international bank loans, securities and claims against companies in bankruptcy or undergoing financial restructuring. She also represents clients in the trading and settlement of private securities issued by companies that have recently emerged from Chapter 11. Justine earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a B.A. from Cornell University.

Shaun Broeker (St. Louis) represents clients in complex business and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts across Missouri and Illinois. He defends large corporations and financial service entities facing fraud, breach of contract, and shareholder dispute claims at both the trial and appellate court levels. Before attending law school, Shaun served in the U.S. Army Reserves and deployed to Balad, Iraq, as an Intelligence Analyst. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, and a B.A. from Washington University.

Katie Colvin (St. Louis) represents clients in a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters, including counterfeiting, patent and other trademark litigation for a wide range of clients in diverse business sectors. Katie is a registered patent attorney who earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and a B.A. from DePauw University.

Nathan Fonda(St. Louis) is a patent attorney and intellectual property litigator with experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in federal litigation and before arbitration and administrative bodies. He has experience in disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, representing large and small companies across a variety of industries and technologies, including telecommunications, biotechnology, consumer electronics, and sporting goods. Nathan earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and a B.S. from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Ben Harner (St. Louis) primarily represents clients in complex product liability and tort matters. He has defended product manufacturers, designers, and distributors in product liability actions involving, among other products, automobiles, automotive components, motorcycles, ATVs, industrial machinery, power tools, and consumer products. Ben also represents clients in commercial and business litigation and environmental matters. Ben earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Evansville.

Sarah Larson (St. Louis) advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general business counseling. In addition, she represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and hybrid funds. Sarah also counsels public company clients with respect to SEC reporting matters, governance trends and exchange listing requirements. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, and a B.S. from Missouri State University. 

Joseph Orbach (New York) represents a variety of clients in diverse aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency law including the representation of debtors, creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and trustees in corporate reorganizations, restructurings and liquidations. Joe is an American Bankruptcy Institute certified bankruptcy mediator, and a member of the Mediation Panel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of Delaware. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York.

Kacey Riccomini (Los Angeles) represents clients of varying size, from members of the Fortune 500 and other large privately held companies to smaller businesses in a variety of industries, including health care, cannabis, privacy and data security, private equity, corporate finance and securities and real estate. A seasoned writer, Kacey has been professionally published a number of times on various legal topics including labor and employment issues, professional negligence under MICRA, reasonable reliance on CPAs audit reports and more. She earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.