Category archive: Firm News

David Z. Hoffman Appointed as New Shareholder

Sandberg Phoenix recently appointed David Z. Hoffman as shareholder of the firm. David Hoffman joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2003. He focuses his practice in the firm’s products liability and general litigation areas. David has experience working on a variety of sports injury lawsuits, including issues related to supervision, faulty equipment, and the applicability of waivers….

Peter von Gontard Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Peter von Gontard has been named the “2013 St. Louis Product Liability Litigator of the Year” by Best Lawyers ® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Unlike the Best Lawyers in America listing, only one lawyer from each specialty within each community is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” title. Peter…

Six Attorneys from Sandberg Phoenix Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013

Six attorneys from Sandberg Phoenix were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Sandberg Phoenix attorneys have been consistently named to Best Lawyers since 1999. For the current edition, the following attorneys were selected: Kenneth W. Bean (Inducted in 2005) Health Care…

Bhavik R. Patel Named Up & Coming Lawyer

Bhavik R. Patel has been named a 2012 Up & Coming Lawyer by the editors of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. This award is given to high achieving attorneys based on their academic and career accomplishments; community involvement; contributions to initiatives likely to make a difference to the profession, the legal system or the greater community; and…

Richard A. Stockenberg Joins Sandberg Phoenix

Sandberg Phoenix welcomes Richard A. Stockenberg to the firm. Dick’s expertise is construction law. He has been practicing in that area for over 30 years, representing subcontractors, suppliers, owners and design professionals, and specializing in filing and perfecting mechanic’s liens, bond claims, negotiating and drafting contracts and legislation, and seeking creative solutions to troublesome problems….

Sandberg Phoenix Welcomes Dennis Harms as New Associate

Sandberg Phoenix welcomes Dennis Harms to the firm as a new associate. Dennis will focus his practice within the Health Law practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Dennis gained experience in a wide variety of litigation types, including the defense of medical malpractice and products liability cases at defense firms in St. Louis. This…

Lorraine Cavataio Joins Sandberg Phoenix as Shareholder

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. welcomes Lorraine Cavataio to the firm as a new shareholder. Lorraine’s practice focuses on business law, estate planning, estate and trust administration, litigation and real estate. Lorraine has more than 17 years experience in representing a wide range of clients. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has effectively…

Anthony Soukenik Named to Five Star Wealth Manager List for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Anthony Soukenik, shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., has been named a Five Star Wealth Mana­­ger? ? for St. Louis. This listing, which includes fewer than 3% of the wealth managers in St. Louis, is developed using third party research which identifies wealth managers who score highest in…

Stephen Strum Featured in 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Healthcare

Stephen Strum was selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel’s 2012 Top AV Rated Lawyers Guide to Healthcare. The AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment and testament to the fact that Steve’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Steve is featured in the February 2012 issue of Corporate Counsel.

Michael Forster Named a Top 100 St. Louisan to Know

Michael Forster, shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, was named a Top 100 St. Louisan to Know to Succeed in Business by Small Business Monthly (SBM). Mike was selected by a panel of judges based on his efforts, contributions, and experience giving back and helping business owners reach their dreams. Mike will be featured…

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