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Shands Elbert Law Firm and Lawyers Recognized In Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers

October 19, 2018

St. Louis, MO

Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America “Best Law Firms®” for Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Municipal, and Tax Law in the St. Louis metropolitan rankings.  

The firm would like to congratulate John Gianoulakis as being honored as Best Lawyers in America® 2019 Lawyer of the Year in St. Louis in Litigation – Municipal.  Mr. Gianoulakis was also recognized in the areas of Bet–the–Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Litigation – Labor & Employment.  In addition, five other partners have been individually selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2019: Joseph P. Giljum (Tax Law and Litigation and Controversy – Tax); Mark J. Bremer (Employment Law – Management); Charles S. Elbert (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment); Franklin F. Wallis (Trusts & Estates); and David A. Castleman (Litigation – Labor & Employment). 

Also, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® selected several of the firm’s lawyers for inclusion in its 2018 list of the top attorneys in Missouri and Kansas:  John Gianoulakis (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Joseph P. Giljum (Tax); Mark J. Bremer (Business Litigation); Charles S. Elbert (Employment & Labor); Douglas W. King (Business Litigation); and Peter J. LeBlanc, Jr. (Rising Star: Estate Planning & Probate).

Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP combines small firm responsiveness with large firm capability and clientele in its areas of practice.  The firm focuses on business litigation, labor and employment counseling and litigation, education law, and corporate, real estate, tax, and estate planning. 


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