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Founded in 1979, Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. (CECB) is a locally owned and operated law firm, noted for its commitment to providing superior client service to a diverse client base, including national and regional businesses, financial institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. The Firm has offices in both Springfield and Branson, Missouri and is "A-V rated" by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating given by the publication.

The Firm's attorneys practice in a wide variety of areas including business litigation, corporate and general business, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, probate, trusts, banking and financial institutions, employment, real estate, tax and wealth strategies. Practice in these areas results in a powerful synergy, providing proactive problem solving and superior service to our clients.

Celebrating over a quarter-century of service, the attorneys at CECB have been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally by their peers. In addition, while the Firm prides itself on the integrity of the legal work performed, we are also deeply committed to service in civic and charitable activities, including serving on the boards of numerous civic and community organizations.

The Firm's record of assisting small and large business is impeccable, and our position indisputable as a preeminent law firm. With these credentials, including seven attorneys who have their Master of Laws in Taxation, our clients are assured of receiving efficient, effective and innovative legal assistance.

Contact Information

2805 South Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: 417-447-4400

Firm Attorneys

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Joseph Dow Sheppard III Joseph Dow Sheppard III Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.
Practicing in: Litigation - Securities
Practicing in: Litigation - Securities

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    Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.

    Contact Information

    2805 South Ingram Mill Road
    Springfield, MO 65804
    Phone: 417-447-4400


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    Partners: 15
    Of Counsel: 1
    Associates: 1
    Paralegals: 8
    Non-Legal Employees: 33

    Practice Areas

    Banking and Finance Law
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Commercial Finance Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Commercial Transactions
    Construction Law
    Corporate Law
    Elder Law
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Environmental Law
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Litigation - Securities
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
    Real Estate Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates
    Utilities Law