Missouri-based Law Firm Bolsters Title Division

March 8, 2012

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith (GJTBS) announced the addition of the Title Resolution Team to the St. Louis office.

The group is led by attorney Scott B. Mueller, a former principal of Danna McKitrick, P.C., and comprised of Kristin J. Steinkamp and Rebecca Spurgin, both also formerly of Danna McKitrick, P.C.

The firm recently added another paralegal and plans to add a title litigation attorney in April for the St. Louis office. GJTBS will expand its ability to handle this type of work for their clients in their other offices. The addition of this practice group in St. Louis will not only support the needs of clients in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, but also that of their clients in the other jurisdictions in which GJTBS has a presence. Mueller practices real property law throughout Kansas, Missouri and Illinois and concentrates in the areas of real estate and banking litigation. He began working in the real estate industry as a title agent law clerk and now often represents homeowners, lenders and title insurance companies with a wide spectrum of issues surrounding property ownership and enjoyment and real estate secured lending. Mueller is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, including the U.S. District Courts of Kansas, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois.

Steinkamp represents lenders and insurers who face potential adverse claims implicating owners or lenders’ title insurance policies, as well as owners or contractors regarding property-related matters. She litigates quiet title and reformation actions, defends mechanic’s lien actions, and resolves disputes involving adverse possession and boundary or lien priority. Spurgin has more than 20 years in civil litigation paralegal experience, specializing in real estate and title resolution.

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