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Belleville Attorney Mathis Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Belleville, IL, November 5, 2010. Patrick B. Mathis, shareholder of Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., was recently profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine — Business Edition for 2010. The magazine is published by Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Leading Lawyers Network includes only lawyers who are most often recommended by their peers as most qualified within their fields of practice.

The article titled "Pat Mathis: Metro East Businesses Thrive on His Creative Deal Making" highlights Mathis' road to becoming an attorney and talks about his rewarding experience specializing in business, estate planning and taxation law. The article features glowing reviews from both clients and colleagues who point to Mathis' outside-the-box approach to resolving business disputes. One client credits Mathis with being a visionary for his efforts to help market the clients' business internationally, therefore resulting in an "exceptional" purchase price for the client. Also highlighted in the article was Mathis' outstanding personal commitment to local charities, organizations and business groups.

Mathis has nearly 30 years' experience in providing legal counsel related to business mergers, sales and acquisitions, shareholder litigation, trusts and wills, probate, federal and state tax audits and appeals, tax court litigation and criminal tax defense. He has written several definitive articles on various aspects of each area.

Mathis is a member of the American Bar Association, and he has served on the organization's Taxation Section since 1980. He has also served on the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis' Taxation Committee and is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, where he previously served as chairman of the Federal Taxation Section Council, the St. Clair County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has conducted numerous seminars and educational programs for the IICLE and the American, Illinois State and Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Associations. Mathis has also been named to Illinois' Leading Lawyers and Illinois Super Lawyers for several consecutive years, as well as to Who's Who in American Law.

Established in 1984, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., has emerged as one of the most trusted and respected law firms in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas. Headquartered in Belleville, Ill., the firm also has offices in Clayton, Mo. and Nashville, Ill. MM&R's principals and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law, taxation, estate planning, employee benefits, banking law, bankruptcy, and commercial and tort litigation. For more information, please

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