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Cavataio of MMR&G Appointed To Inagural Board of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Belleville, IL, Nov. 12, 2009. The Belleville-based law firm of Mathis, Marifian, Richter & Grandy, Ltd. (MMR&G), today announced that one of its shareholders, Lorraine Cavataio, was appointed secretary of the inaugural board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois.

The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois began operation on Oct. 1, 2009, when the Girl Scouts of River Bluffs Council and the Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council merged to form the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. This merger was part of the Girl Scouts of the USA's national realignment to strengthen the Girl Scout Movement by creating high capacity councils capable of providing more opportunities for girls, enhanced services and stronger community partnerships. The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves approximately 16,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties throughout Southern Illinois.

Cavataio has a long history with the Girl Scouts. A "Lifetime" scout, Cavataio and her family have dedicated many years to the Girl Scout mission, to use scouting as a way to build courage, confidence and character to help make the world a better place.

"Girl Scouts helped instill in me the character and skills to accomplish my goals in life, and I hope to help Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois to continue to instill character and skills in young women," Cavataio said.

Cavataio, who has been with MMR&G for 14 years, focuses her practice on the areas of trusts and wills, business law, trust and estate administration, mergers and acquisitions, and tortious interference.

Established in 1984, Mathis, Marifian, Richter & Grandy, Ltd., has emerged as one of the most trusted and respected law firms in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas. Headquartered in Belleville, Illinois, the firm also has offices in Clayton, Mo. and Nashville, Illinois. MMR&G's principals and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law,

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