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Attorney Practice Areas

Our office deals with a wide range of legal matters, so each of our attorneys works on a variety of subjects. Below is a list of some of the topics we commonly handle. If you are a faculty or staff member and you have a question in one of these areas in connection with your work for the University, we encourage you to contact one of the attorneys listed below for that topic. Just click on that attorney's name to get his or her contact information.

If you have a question in an area not listed here, or if you're otherwise not sure who to contact, feel free to:

  • Contact one of our attorneys who you have met or worked with in the past. He or she will help you, or refer you to the appropriate attorney.
  • Contact our office at (573) 882-3211 and ask Michelle Blevins, Lori Robinett or Angela Childs for help.

Practice Areas

Attorney Practice Areas
Topic Attorney(s)
Advancement / Development / Gifts Jenelle Beavers, Steve Wild
Athletics Joel Poole, Matt McNamee, Paul Maguffee
Collection / Bankruptcy / Liens Kathy Bunn
Conflict of Interest Jenelle Beavers, Kelly Mescher
Construction Kelly Mescher
Contracts, Business Services / General Kelly Mescher, Mark Van Zandt
Contracts, Health Care Kathy Bunn, Robert Hess, Jon McGough
Contracts, Procurement Kelly Mescher
Copyright Lana Knedlik
Corporate and Business Entity Matters Steve Wild, Matt McNamee
Diversity Paul Maguffee
Economic Development Matt McNamee, Steve Wild
Employment Law
(FMLA, FLSA, Discrimination, Contract, etc.)
Nick Beydler, Joel Poole, Jenelle Beavers, Phil Hoskins
Equity Processes / Discrimination Jenelle Beavers, Kathy Bunn, Mark Van Zandt
Export Controls / International Paul Maguffee
Faculty Employment Matters Paul Maguffee, Nick Beydler, Jenelle Beavers,
Antwaun Smith, Phil Hoskins
FERPA / Student Records Mark Van Zandt
Finance / Investments Steve Wild
First Amendment Paul Maguffee
Grant / Research Contracts Kelly Mescher, Lana Knedlik
Health Care Billing Kathy Bunn,  Robert Hess, Sheryl Feutz-Harter,
Emily Little, Jon McGough
Health Care Compliance / Patient Issues /
Hospital Issues
Robert Hess, Sheryl Feutz-Harter, Emily Little,
Jon McGough, Kathy Bunn
Health Care Transactions Robert Hess, Matt McNamee
HIPAA Privacy and Security Kathy Bunn, Sheryl Feutz-Harter, Emily Little,
Jon McGough
Immigration Mark Van Zandt
Information Technology Paul Maguffee
Intellectual Property / Patents Lana Knedlik,  Phil Hoskins
Litigation Joel Poole, Nick Beydler, Antwaun Smith
Leases of Property Steve Wild, Matt McNamee
Medical Malpractice Kathy Bunn, Emily Little
Political Activities / Election Issues Paul Maguffee
Real Estate Steve Wild,  Matt McNamee
Research Compliance / Institutional Review Board Paul Maguffee, Kelly Mescher
Research Parks Steve Wild, Matt McNamee
Student Affairs / Conduct Mark Van Zandt
Student Disability Mark Van Zandt
Study Abroad Paul Maguffee, Kelly Mescher
Subpoenas / Orders Emily Little, Mark Van Zandt
Sunshine Law Paul Maguffee,  Phil Hoskins, Mark Van Zandt
Title IX Jenelle Beavers, Kathy Bunn, Mark Van Zandt, Emily Little
Technology Transfer Lana Knedlik
Trademark Lana Knedlik
Transactional Matters Matt McNamee, Steve Wild
Wills / Trusts / Estates Steve Wild, Jenelle Beavers

Reviewed 2019-08-05