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Two at MMR Appointed to Councils of the Illinois State Bar Association

Belleville, IL, January 12, 2011. The law firm Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MMR) today announced that two of its attorneys have been appointed to different councils of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

George Marifian, a shareholder at MMR, was reappointed to Federal Taxation Council of the ISBA. Marifian concentrates his practice in business law, civil and criminal tax controversy, estate planning and probate, and litigation related to these practice areas. He is a recognized tax authority and has more than 25 years of experience handling tax controversy matters. A past chair of the council and a longtime member of the ISBA, Marifian has served continuously on one of the organization's section councils or committees since 1985.

Kevin Stine, a shareholder at MMR, has been appointed to the ISBA Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Section. Stine has been a shareholder at MMR since 1994. He focuses his practice in banking law, bankruptcy, real estate law, commercial litigation and civil litigation, and has more than 20 years of experience handling litigation matters for financial institutions and commercial enterprises.

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization, the association's primary focus is to help Illinois lawyers practice more effectively and efficiently by providing time and money-saving services.

Established in 1984, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. has emerged as one of the most trusted and respected law firms in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas. Headquartered in Belleville, Ill., the firm also has offices in Clayton, Mo. and Nashville, Ill. MMR's principals and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law, taxation, estate planning, employee benefits, banking law, bankruptcy, as well as commercial and tort litigation. For more information, please visitwww.mmrltd.com.

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