Lathrop Gage advances three St. Louis attorneys to partnership

CLAYTON, Mo. – Lathrop Gage promoted six lawyers to partner at the firm. Emily E. Cantwell; Alice E. Jennett; Andrew J. Rickie; Eric D. Sidler; Jonathan R. Waldron and Amanda L. Yoder became Partners effective January 1, 2019.

Cantwell, Jennett and Waldron are located at the Clayton/St. Louis office.

“Throughout their years with Lathrop Gage, these six attorneys have demonstrated consistent and exceptional client service, and we are proud to welcome each of them into our Partnership. We look forward to each of them continuing to provide the high-quality legal advice and strategic guidance that our clients demand,” Cameron Garrison, managing partner of Lathrop Gage said.

Cantwell received her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and as named Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 Up & Coming Class and listed as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2014-2017. She focuses her practice specifically in the areas of commercial, banking and real estate litigation; loan enforcement, employment, title disputes and mechanic’s liens. Cantwell serves as counsel in the defense of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour and other employment lawsuits, mediations and arbitrations

In her representation of financial institutions, she works to protect and enforce clients’ rights through litigation of breach of contract actions, asset protection and other matters involving real estate and loan collateral. Advising on labor and employment matters, Cantwell assists entities in navigating the employment law process, from the administrative level up to and including litigation. Cantwell also advises employers on daily human resources matters, including labor relations, non-compete issues and helps to conduct investigations of employee complaints.

Jennett received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law, with a taxation concentration and her LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law, where she earned the Gary I. Boren Memorial Award (awarded to the highest-ranking student completing the LL.M. in taxation) and four CALI awards.

Jennett works with equity investors, tax credit allocatees, lenders and developers in a variety of real estate matters involving federal, state and local tax credit and incentives including new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and low-income housing tax credits. She also advises clients on various real estate issues regarding the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial, senior and multi-family residential property.

Waldron received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. He was named to The Missouri Bar’s Pro Bono Wall of Fame in 2015 and 2016. He represents corporate clients and individuals in complex matters involving environmental litigation, construction and business litigation and insurance recovery on behalf of insureds. He has successfully represented insureds to obtain coverage in insurance actions and obtained awards of penalties and attorney’s fees when the insurance company “vexatiously” refused to timely pay on a valid insurance claim.

Waldron defends environmental claims, handles allocation matters, and initiates contribution actions for cost recovery associated with remediation of Superfund and other pollution sites involving polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hydrocarbons, benzene, lead and various other chemicals and heavy metals. He also handles matters involving product pipeline releases and hydrocarbon contamination of soil and groundwater stemming from historical oil refinery and/or petrochemical operations. Waldron counsels clients in business litigation matters, including disputes concerning renewable biofuels and construction defect and design matters.

“We offer each of Emily, Alice, Andrew, Eric, Jonathan and Amanda our heartfelt congratulations,” Garrison said.