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Bradley W. Small

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Bradley W. Small is a shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter (MMR), who focuses his practice in estate planning, banking law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate law and wills and trusts.

For the past 37 years, Brad has represented banks and other financial institutions and handled probate, real estate and commercial work. Since joining MMR in 2004, he has expanded the firm’s banking and finance capabilities.

Before joining MMR, Brad represented a wide range of financial clients at a Nashville, Illinois-based law firm. In 1993, he served as president of an independent community bank in Southern Illinois, and he acted as director and audit chair of the St. Louis Federal Reserve from 2001 to 2004. He has written numerous articles relating to mortgage foreclosures and procedures in Illinois in the Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Newsletter and is a popular speaker at economic conferences throughout Illinois, including the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Section and Estate Planning Section. He served as chairman of the Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy Council in 2011-2012.  Brad has also been designated as a Leading Lawyer as voted by his peers.

Besides practicing law in MMR’s Belleville office, Brad also actively practices in Nashville, Illinois and throughout Southern Illinois.

Professional Associations and MembershipsSmall Bradley 2017

  • Community Bankers Association, Associate Member
  • Illinois Bankers Association, Associate Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA), Member
  • Missouri Bankers Association, Member
  • Kaskaskia College Foundation, Director

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