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Kelly Sullivan Angles Joins Sandberg Phoenix; Assumes Role of Managing Shareholder for Kansas City Office

Sandberg Phoenix names new Managing Shareholder for Kansas City office as the firm welcomes Kelly Sullivan Angles as an equity shareholder.

Sullivan Angles joins the firm’s Business Practice group from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner with proven experience advising clients as outside general counsel and in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance with an emphasis on the insurance industry. Sullivan Angles states she is looking forward to the opportunity to develop and execute a successful growth strategy for the firm in the Kansas City market.

Sullivan Angles will assume the role of Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Kansas City office. In this role, she will serve as the liaison between the firm’s Kansas City office and its headquarters in St. Louis, drive business development and growth efforts, and manage internal operations.

“I speak for our firm as a whole when I say we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Kelly to the firm,” says CEO Bhavik Patel. He adds, “Kelly’s legal expertise, her steadfast and collaborative leadership, as well as her commitment to the legal profession, and local Kansas City community make her a natural fit for our Kansas City office’s Managing Shareholder.” Patel adds that the firm’s Kansas City office is home to 17 attorneys and 13 staff members - a number he anticipates increasing quickly under the direction of Sullivan Angles.

Sullivan Angles is a member of the Women’s Public Service Network, the Civic Council’s State Advocacy Legislative Committee, Kansas City Tomorrow and Co-Founder of the civic interest networking group, Leadership in Focus Together “LIFT KC.”

Sullivan Angles received her J.D. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, an M.A. from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas. Sullivan Angles resides in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Sullivan Angles is the third female attorney to hold the position of Managing Shareholder for the Kansas City office. She follows shareholder Meghan Lewis, who has recently been appointed co-chair of the firm’s Recruitment and Associate Development Committees.

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