"There's a lot of good you can do for people." That's the philosophy Tom Stahl, Partner, Lathrop & Gage, LLP, practices every day. With a father that worked at the same bank from the day he graduated college to his retirement, Tom grew up in a banking family and the industry. It was while attending St. Louis University on a soccer scholarship that Tom elected to study law and upon graduation and passing the bar, decided he wanted to primarily work with entrepreneurs. In his 40+-year career, Tom has worked with numerous banks on the brink of closing and laying off employees, counseling them to be proactive, solving their problems, and helping them meet their agreements with regulatory agencies. What Tom brings to the table and provides him with a unique perspective is that his expertise covers litigation, banking and regulatory day-to-day work – he does it all. Tom is well-versed in Regulation B with helping banks prevent bad examples and serving as a bridge between the banks and the regulators. Tom has always stayed true to his mission of "I like my clients and I practice for them.",
In high school and college Greer Lang, Partner, Lathrop & Gage, LLP, was a competitive runner. And the mental grit, endurance and will to finish that she put into running half-marathons and marathons have paid off throughout her career. Flash forward 27 years, and using the same drive and focus when she started, Greer has built a diverse book of business that includes a variety of clients. Known for her workhorse mentality, Greer excels at investing time to thoroughly review and analyze a situation, and "finding the needle in the haystack" that turns the tide for her clients. As a business litigator, Greer handles cases that always involve an interesting story, and she stays true to the businesses she represents that are made up of people that entrust their problems with and rely on her for sound counsel. She handles breach of contract matters, partnership disputes, disputes involving covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, loan enforcement and lender liability actions, construction matters, insurance coverage disputes, regulatory matters, trusts, business torts and professional liability matters. As part of the webinar, Greer will share her experience in successfully representing a community bank before the trial court, and on appeal before the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, to invalidate Regulation B's purported expansion of the ECOA's protections to guarantors. Greer's ongoing success is attributed to her philosophy of "I fight for clients that have been wronged. I never give up. Ever."