Nov 25

The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter Receives 2019 Gold Chapter of Distinction

ACC STL is recognized as one of the best chapters in the country at national association meeting

November 25, 2019 (St. Louis) – The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) received the 2019 Gold Chapter of Distinction at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting in October held in Phoenix.

The ACC STL Chapter is one of 10 chapters selected this year for the Gold Chapter Distinction. The award recognizes the Chapter’s accomplishments in areas including programming, membership recruitment, and governance / operations.

“This is an incredible honor for the St. Louis chapter and a reflection of the support, commitment and involvement from the ACC STL board, committees, members, and sponsors. Everyone contributed to making this happen,” said Chrissy Teske, 2019 ACC STL President, and Senior Attorney with Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

In 2018, ACC STL received the Gold Level Award, and the Chapter received the Innovation Award for Best Membership / Recruitment.

Other 2019 Gold Chapter of Distinction Award winners include: Austin, Chicago, Greater Philadelphia, Houston, Nevada, San Diego, Southern California, South / Central Texas, and Tampa Bay.

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications
314.485.9499
annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 30-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel with having received the 2017 and 2019 Gold Level Award and selected for the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Nov 19

YOUNG FRIENDS OF LEGAL SERVICES ELECTS FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

representing young legal professionals with an interest in public service

St. Louis (Nov. 19, 2019) — The Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri have elected five new members to their Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Mackenzie Allan, Luke Jackson, J. Thomas Mihalczo, Dr. Kara Moskowitz and Vannah Shaw.

Board President, Michael Cherba (Danna McKitrick, P.C.) says “We are excited to welcome these new members to our Board. The enthusiasm and professionalism they bring will help increase our sup

port of Legal Services’ mission to provide access to justice and free legal representation to the marginalized

and under-served in our community.”

Mackenzie Allan joins the board as the Washington University Board Representative on a two year term. She is currently a JD Candidate at Washington University School of Law and holds a B.A. in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University. She has completed internships with Danna McKitrick, P.C. in St. Louis and with the Superior Court of California in San Luis Obispo.

Luke Jackson is an associate attorney in litigation practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. He is a 2018 graduate of Saint Louis University Law School and also holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College. He has served in the US Air Force Reserves since 2012. During his time in law school, he also worked with the Civil Litigation Clinic and served as a faculty fellow researcher.

Thomas Mihalczo is an attorney with Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC. He is a 2017 graduate of St. Louis University Law School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He previously served with the Federal Public Defenders Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, and as a Research Fellow for Prof. John Ammann at Saint Louis University. He currently also serves as Board Secretary for MindsEye Radio, which serves people with vision loss.

Dr. Kara Moskowitz is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of History. She is 2014 PhD graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and also holds a M.A. in History from Emory University and a B.A. in History from Grinnell College in Iowa. She has authored four publications on the subject of African Decolonization and is a volunteer tutor at the International institute of St. Louis.

Vannah Shaw is a legal clerk with St. Louis County Pretrial Release. She is a 2013 graduate of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA, and also holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She is currently also a volunteer lawyer with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and served 2014-2017 as an Assistant Circuit Attorney with the St. Louis Circuit Attorneys Office.

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2018, 30,000 people in

21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Nov 11

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Oct 23

“Hoosiers” are Jerks + 6 Other Things About St. Louis That Outsiders Don’t Know

St. Louis welcomes a whopping 28.8 million tourists each year from across the U.S. and around the world, which is fantastic because it supports nearly 90,000 jobs — everything from hotel workers to taxi drivers to sign company installers like the folks at Landmark Signs (find them at landmarksignusa.com), and the list goes on. 

If you’re planning on paying a visit, then here are 7 interesting, unusual, and just plain wacky things about The Gateway to the West:

  1. If someone calls you a “Hoosier,” then they’re hurling an insult (even if you aren’t from Indiana).

The backstory on this one is (as expected) pretty weird. It goes like this: in the 1930s, a St. Louis-area brewery hired non-unionized workers from Indiana — who came to be hated and collectively known as “hoosiers.” Well, fast forward about 90 years, and the term is still used by locals in reference to anyone who is not well-liked, to put it mildly. 

  1. It’s not called Panera — it’s called the St. Louis Bread Company

If you’re looking to take your “carb cheat” day to the next level, then don’t ask the locals where the nearest Panera is located. Instead, refer to the chain’s original name: the St. Louis Bread Company. 

  1. When it comes to sports conversation, it’s fine to talk baseball, hockey, soccer, or basically any sport except professional football (college football is fine).

A few years ago, the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League packed their balls and helmets, and headed westward to Los Angeles. Understandably, this remains a real sore spot for both sports fans, and folks who love St. Louis and have plenty of civic pride. So, your best bet is to avoid the topic altogether. Oh, and while we’re talking sports etiquette: if you are fortunate enough to attend a baseball game to watch the beloved St. Louis Cardinals, then be prepared to seriously watch the game. It’s not a game, it’s a religion.

  1. There’s way more to do than visit the Gateway Arch.

Yes, you should definitely check out the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see around 30 miles in every direction. But there’s plenty of other things to do, too. In fact, St. Louis is home to more free tourist attractions than any other city in the U.S. except for Washington D.C. For example, you’ll enjoy free entry to the zoo, the art museum, the history museum, and the science center. 

  1. Beer is ridiculously cheap.

Sometimes weird can be wonderful, and if you’re a beer lover than you’ll be overjoyed to discover $2-$3 beers across most bars in St. Louis. Enjoy (and drink responsibly!).

  1. Toasted ravioli is really a thing — and you’ll love it.

You love toast. You love ravioli. Well in St. Louis, you can bring those passions together in one delectable dish called (believe it or not) toasted ravioli. While you can find this all over the place, many foodies head to Mama’s on The Hill, which is St. Louis’ famous Italian district. Mangiamo!

  1. The cost of living is very reasonable for a large city.

According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in St. Louis is about 12% lower than the national average — and compared to some cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston, is significantly cheaper. Who knows? Maybe you’ll fall in love with St. Louis so much (or at least get addicted to toasted ravioli) that you’ll want to make it your new home. In addition to having more disposable income (for yet more toasted ravioli), you’ll have the right to call other people “hoosier” and fiercely root for the Cardinals and Blues. What’s not to love about that?

Oct 23

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Receives $316,361 Grant for Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative

Partners for program include leading law firms and community organizations

October 22, 2019 (St. Louis) – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri announced at an October 21 press conference that it received a two-year, $316,361 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

The grant gives Legal Services the opportunity to expand volunteer lawyer involvement in its Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative (NVI) to better serve four high-vacancy City neighborhoods – The West End, Academy/Sherman Park, Old North St. Louis, and Hyde Park.

This month, four of St. Louis’ largest law firms, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Husch Blackwell, Stinson, and Thompson Coburn, began work with Legal Services and the four neighborhoods to provide direct assistance to resident-led community groups.

Building on the long history of Legal Services’ pro bono support, the press conference was announced during the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono week, Oct. 20-26, 2019.

Speaking at the press conference were City of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson; Sundy Whiteside, St. Louis Association of Communication Organizations (SLACO) Board President; Dan Glazier, Legal Services’ Executive Director and General Counsel; and Peter Hoffman, Legal Services’ Managing Attorney of the Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative.

Also in attendance at the press conference were more than forty participating law firm representatives, neighborhood association partners, members of the St. Louis Vacancy Collaborative, and Otis Williams, St. Louis Development Corporation Executive Director. 

Services provided to neighborhoods through the grant include litigation support to hold absentee owners of vacant property accountable and assistance on matters relating to corporate governance and compliance. Legal Services plans to expand services to vulnerable residents to prevent displacement through estate planning and help resolve land title issues that prevent people from obtaining home repair services.

At the press conference, Hoffman, who previously directed a similar neighborhood vacancy effort in Kansas City, said, “It’s easy to see the physical blight: broken windows, illegal dumping, weeds. What is less obvious is the legal blight. Fractured land titles, unreleased mortgages, liens – all of these result in a blight that requires legal assistance before anyone can even think about getting a house fixed up.”

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is one of 14 recipients of grants from LSC’s $4.5 million Pro Bono Innovation Fund, a competitive program that invests in projects intended to encourage and expand pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve more low-income clients.

“These grants stimulate more participation by pro bono volunteers. They enhance public-private partnerships, leverage the federal investment in civil legal aid, and allow our grantees to reach more people in need of civil legal assistance,” said LSC President, Jim Sandman.

“Thanks to this federal grant, we can expand legal services to economically challenged City neighborhoods to build upon the hope and promise of neighborhoods that have long been underserved, and provide resources for growth and opportunity to areas struggling with disinvestment,” stated Glazier. “We are excited for this opportunity to expand, and we are so grateful for our community partners, funders, volunteers, and the City of St. Louis, all of whom are committed with us to improve the quality of life in our communities.”

About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2018, 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Oct 22

ACC STL Chapter Participates in 2019 National Pro Bono Month

Members provide year-round volunteer support throughout the St. Louis region

St. Louis (Oct. 22, 2019) – October is National Pro Bono Month to highlight the volunteer legal counsel attorneys provide. Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter (ACC-STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, provide pro bono legal assistance and volunteer for community services projects not just this month but throughout the year.

The 2019 ACC STL Pro Bono Committee Co-Chairpersons are Patricia Duft, Sr. Legal Director, Medtronic; and Paula Finlay, Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, Labor & Employment, AT&T.

“Each October, we’re reminded of the impact as attorneys we make in the St. Louis community. As a chapter, our involvement is not for one month but throughout the year,” said Finlay.

The Pro Bono Committee identifies pro bono and community services opportunities where members can become involved in a variety of projects ranging from helping entrepreneurs with legal matters to volunteering at a local food pantry providing groceries to its clients.

“Our chapter members, for example, volunteer each month for the monthly Nonprofit Legal Clinics at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Members meet with prospective Legal Service clients for brief one-on-one sessions to respond to questions they may have on legal issues they experience in the formation or management of a business or non-profit. This work is gratifying because we are involved with helping someone launch a new business,” said Duft.

Provided are highlights of where the ACC-STL members provided free legal counsel and volunteered for community services projects: 

·         Throughout the year, ACC-STL volunteers work with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Community Economic Development Program (LSEM-CED), whichprovides free business legal assistance to entrepreneurs who are starting or expanding small businesses that provide a benefit to lower-income communities that Legal Services servs and to non-profit entities that promote community development to benefit lower-income individuals. On Oct. 17, the ACC-STL and LSEM-CED partnered to hold a workshop, “How to Start a Small Business,” at St Louis County Library.

  • In March, ACC-STL volunteers in coordination with Legal Services and Thompson Coburn held a Business Legal Clinic for small business owners and entrepreneurs at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Roundtable discussions were held with volunteer attorneys and followed by legal clinic sessions with clients who had questions on individual small business matters.

·         In April, ACC-STL members collaborated with Legal Services, Husch Blackwell and the Family Care Health for National Healthcare Decisions Day where volunteers offered a free legal clinic to assist low-income individuals in Missouri with Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Healthcare Directive forms.

·         In May, the ACC-STL partnered with the Veteran Justice Outreach Program, the VA St. Louis Healthcare System, and Missouri Attorney General’s Office Military Assistance for the Veterans Wills Clinic where 40 veterans and their spouses received free legal counsel on wills, living wills and power of attorney valued at $35,000 or less.

·         In late October, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) held, “Celebrate Pro Bono 2019,” a workshop that offered training to local attorneys to support the ACC-STL clinic at Legal Services and to enable members to take on other representations.

“Our committee identifies pro bono opportunities and community service opportunities throughout the St. Louis region because we want to offer our members a well-rounded volunteer experience. From our recent survey results, we learned that a variety of volunteer opportunities is a key draw for members to become active with the Chapter,” said Duft. 

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications

314.485.9499

annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 30-year-history, the ACC STL has grown to become one of the leading chapters in the country having been selected as a 2017 Gold Level Award recipient and winning the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Oct 21

Legal Services Receives Grant to Help Neighborhoods

Funds Expand Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative

October 17, 2019 (ST. LOUIS) – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has been awarded a two-year, $316,361 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Legal Services will use these funds to expand volunteer lawyer involvement in its Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative (NVI) to better serve four high-vacancy City neighborhoods – The West End, Academy/Sherman Park, Old North St. Louis, and Hyde Park.

Beginning this month, four of St. Louis’ largest law firms, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Husch Blackwell, Stinson, and Thompson Coburn, will begin working with Legal Services and the above neighborhoods to provide direct assistance to resident-led community groups. Services provided to neighborhood associations through the grant include litigation support to hold absentee owners of vacant property accountable and assistance on matters relating to corporate governance and compliance.

Legal Services will also expand services to vulnerable residents to prevent displacement through estate planning and help resolve land title issues that prevent people from obtaining home repair services.

“It’s easy to see the physical blight: broken windows, illegal dumping, weeds. What is less obvious is the legal blight. Fractured land titles, unreleased mortgages, liens – all of these result in a blight that requires legal assistance before anyone can even think about getting a house fixed up,” explained Peter Hoffman, managing Attorney of the Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative, who recently directed a similar effort in Kansas City.

Building on the long history of Legal Services’ pro bono support, the organization is hosting a formal grant announcement with community and civic partners Mon., Oct. 21, at 8:00 a.m. at Deaconess Center, 1000 North Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113 – the start of national Pro Bono week. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is one of 14 recipients of grants from LSC’s $4.5 million Pro Bono Innovation Fund, a competitive program that invests in projects intended to encourage and expand pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve more low-income clients.

“These grants stimulate more participation by pro bono volunteers. They enhance public-private partnerships, leverage the federal investment in civil legal aid, and allow our grantees to reach more people in need of civil legal assistance,” said LSC President, Jim Sandman.

“Thanks to this federal grant, we can expand legal services to economically challenged City neighborhoods to build upon the hope and promise of neighborhoods that have long been underserved, and provide resources for growth and opportunity to areas struggling with disinvestment,” stated Dan Glazier, Legal Services’ Executive Director and General Counsel. “We are excited for this opportunity to expand, and we are so grateful for our community partners, funders, volunteers, and the City of St. Louis, all of whom are committed with us to improve the quality of life in our communities.”

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 63 years. Last year nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Oct 09

The One-Client One-Caregiver Concept methodology released by Confidential Home Care – STL (PHC) will be celebrating its 3 rd anniversary.

They created and put in place the One Customer One Caregiver Strategy to make sure each customer has private home care’s own continuous caregiver(s) & Treatment co-ordinator.

They went a step even further by keeping case-loads for treatment coordinators as little as they can to make certain that they have ample time to become familiar with PHC’s clients.

All their treatment coordinators keep up to date and handle each and every client’s everchanging care program, make home visits as frequently as required & speak with the care-givers. Every one of their care coordinators is available to clients, their family members & caregivers twenty-four seven, in keeping with their vision to give the highest degree of treatment personalization.

PHC approaches St. Louis’s home health treatment differently. Confidential Home Care’s focus on personalization, consistency, and openness generates a compassionate, secure environment that allows clients to continue to be positively engaged in day to day living.

Confidential Home Care hires the Highest-Rated Care-givers. They go further than knowledge & training, looking for staff that has their enthusiasm & who’ll provide joy to their own job.

PHC is a boutique home care company, referred to as the industry experts in-home care in the St Louis location. Every constantly changing treatment program will be expertly maintained by a treatment co-ordinator that customizes every aspect of the treatment services to meet the distinct requirements of every client.

Unique private and qualified They zero in upon giving regular caregiver professional services that ensure the full satisfaction of all of their customers. Private Home Care zero in on creating associations & are obviously a service provider you can trust.

Healthcare professional services may start right now and go on for as long as you would like. There won’t be any long-term legal contracts.

The Private Home Care approach is rather simple. They enjoy, welcome and enhance the aging experience for people who choose to grow older the natural way in their home. As a way to enable their clients to continue being in their own home for as long as they prefer home health care St. Louis and put exceptional devoted home health care providers with their clients.

Along with the main caregiver, each of their clients is assigned to a Care coordinator. Care Coordinators at Private Home Care are continuously in the field, connecting and interacting with treatment givers & customers.

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old staff are works of art” – Eleanor Roosevelt

A different kind of care needs a different style of treatment giver. Dr. Ballwin informed us; “Our trusted home health caregivers are experts. Giving essential day-to-day treatment, Private Home Care – STL caregivers focus on stimulating customers in the process of living & growing old with dignity.”

He continued to clarify: “For our care-givers in Saint Louis and the surrounding regions, the achievement is measured by the capability to form a bond with every customer whilst delivering an all-inclusive, customized service. As well as conventional background checks & additional evaluation techniques, our skill-assessed care providers will be selected to some extent because they are well-rounded, caring individuals, with a confirmed track record of consistency. They will be committed to both our customers & our goal.

Our assistance solutions will be tailored to meet the distinctive needs of each client. We are right here to be able to offer a solution that is confidential, expert, & personalized.”

Private Home Care – STL understands that it is a serious topic to seek professional house heath care treatment for family members. Through their One Client One Caregiver school of thought, they guarantee that very careful consideration is given to their customer’s personal personalities and their particular requirements.

Private Home Care – STL recommends that you contact a St. Louis Private Home Care specialist right now in order to discover more about their in-depth services, fees, and availability to accept new customers!

Private Home Health Care St. Louis

Sep 24

TWELVE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE at the 2019 For The Common Good Awards presented by LEGAL SERVICES OF EASTERN MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS – On Friday, August 16, 2019, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, the area’s largest nonprofit law firm, honored twelve individuals and organizations with awards in recognition of their commitment to volunteer work and community service.

Receiving awards were: Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. (Robert Walston Chubb Award for lifetime commitment); BDO, USA, LLP (Richard B. Teitelman Community Service Award); Home Sweet Home (Edna M. Taylor Client Service Award); Marygrove (Ashley Award for Child Advocacy); Dana Malkus, Saint Louis University Law School, (Melton M. Lewis Equal Justice Award); Saint Louis Crisis Nursery (Eddie Mae Binion Community Service Award); Mary Sullivan-Thomas (Eddie Mae Binion Community Service Award); Steve Shredl, Thompson Coburn (John R. Essner Young lawyer of the Year Award); Washington University Office of General Counsel (Gerald R. Ortbals Law Practice Award); April Waugh, Citi (F. Wm. McCalpin Pro Bono Award); State Senator S. Kiki Curls and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (Rory Ellinger Legislative Award)

More than 200 guests gathered at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton to honor the dedication and outstanding contributions of these twelve awardees. Sponsorship for the event was provided by: Missouri Lawyers Weekly; Alaris Litigation Services; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Emerson and Thompson Coburn LLP. Awardee videos were produced by Alaris.

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2018, more than 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org. 

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

L to R: Dan Glazier (Legal Services Executive Director & General Counsel); DiAnne Mueller (Saint Louis Crisis Nursery); Dana Malkus (Saint Louis University Law School); April Waugh (Citi); Missouri State Senator S. Kiki Curls; Steve Shredl (Thompson Coburn); Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed; Steve Lenivy (BDO, USA LLP); Betsy Reznicek (Home Sweet Home); Mary Jane Pieroni (BDO, USA LLP); Monica Allen (Washington University General Counsel); Amicia Young (Marygrove); Mary Sullivan Thomas (Lincoln County Domestic Violence Council); Maria Perron (Legal Services Board President); Jim Guest (Legal Services Director of Volunteer Lawyers Program) and Karen Warren (Legal Services Director of Administration & Community Engagement).

L to R: Dan Glazier, (Legal Services’ Executive Director & General Counsel) with Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. who received the Robert Walston Chubb Award for lifetime dedication to legal aid.

L to R: Karen Warren, (Legal Services’ Director of Administration & Community Engagement), Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, Missouri State Senator S. Kiki Curls

Back row, L to R: James Surber, Tim Huskey, Patricia Hart Hastings, Tammy White Devine, Chris Goddard

Front row, L to R: Jessica Curtis, Monica Allen(General Counsel), Lisa Wood, Heidi Klosterman

Sep 24

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Voted One of the “2019 Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly Readers

“We are thrilled to be voted one of the most innovative companies in St. Louis by Small Business Monthlyreaders. Our business model is different. The way we approach our client relationships is one where we have engaged relationships where we meet with them weekly to pay their bills, provide business guidance and help them forecast. For the accountants with our firm, they have a quality of work / life balance that few regional firms are able to offer,” said Tom Dunn, CPA, Founder and Owner of Tom Dunn CPA Firm. 

The list of the top 2019 CPA firms is published in the September issue of Small Business Monthly. To view, please click on the following link, https://www.sbmon.com/Awards/Article/1551/2019-Most-Innovative-Companies.

Dunn has been selected by Small Business Monthly readersfor multiple awards including one of the best companies in St. Louis for customer service and best in reliability. He has also been voted one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis” in 2017. 

Tom Dunn CPA Firm, founded by Tom Dunn, CPA, is a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm that serves small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families and trusts.  Nearly 20 years ago, Tom decided to focus on his passions of accounting and helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Tom and his team can manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their clients by partnering with them so they have a better chance at success, life-changing results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.