Broad experience. Regional focus.

Belleville 618.234.9800
Edwardsville 618.656.2244

Practice Areas

Broad Experience. Regional Focus.

With a broad range of experience, education and certification — including business degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advanced tax degrees and CPA certifications — our attorneys provide exceptional legal representation in a wide variety of legal practice areas. At Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., we focus our efforts to help clients in the Southern Illinois and Missouri regions, handling matters that include:

Business Law

At MM&R, we represent all types and sizes of businesses, including publicly traded corporations, global product manufacturers, financial institutions, engineering firms, hospitals, medical care providers, retail enterprises, automobile dealerships and locally owned small businesses. MMR's business clients are as diverse as the communities we serve. We know that one of the most important factors in effectively representing clients is to understand their business needs, structure and organization, relevant industry trends and opportunities and financial conditions, as well as the management, employees and individuals who make up each enterprise. We recognize that these critical components of your business are often integrally associated with and impacted by the legal matters we handle. Click here to learn more.


Whether you are an individual or a small or large corporation, comprehensive tax planning and representation are critical. Our Edwardsville taxation lawyers are equipped to handle the complexity of federal, state and local tax regulations. Click here to learn more.

Estate Planning

At MMR, our estate planning attorneys begin by understanding you, your family, your financial situation and your unique and individualized needs. We work directly with you in planning the transition of your estate to the next generation. Whether you have a family member with special needs, require assistance in transitioning your family business to the next generation or simply seek to minimize the potential tax burden to your heirs, our estate planning attorneys have the knowledge and experience to meet the unique and varied needs of a diverse clientele. Click here to learn more.

Banking Law

Real-world experience. That is what distinguishes MMR's banking law practice from many other law firms. Our attorneys do not just practice banking law; they have hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of banking institutions. Our team even includes a former bank president and a former director of the Federal Reserve. We represent a wide range of banks and financial institutions throughout the Southern Illinois region, providing representation ranging from routine banking matters to sophisticated banking litigation, all while attending to our clients' individual needs and concerns. Click here to learn more.

Employee Benefits

Within the ever-changing realm of employee benefits, disputes and complex issues often arise. Whether you are a business owner seeking to provide competitive benefits packages for employees while complying with state and federal regulatory requirements, or a corporation or individual seeking legal consultation in matters pertaining to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the attorneys at MM&R work together to ensure clients receive integrated legal advice and quality representation. Click here to learn more.

Commercial Litigation

With the ever-expanding maze of regulations and the complexity of modern business relationships, competent legal advice is an increasingly important aspect of every commercial enterprise. Our commercial litigation attorneys possess broad business backgrounds, are well-versed in business issues and have successfully represented clients before both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. We represent small, medium and large businesses, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in jurisdictions across the country. In addition, our attorneys have experience in avoiding costly litigation through the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. Our commercial litigation practice offers clients a broad range of representation in various matters. Click here to learn more.


Whether you are an individual or business organization, bankruptcy may be an option if you are facing unexpected financial circumstances. Changes in the economy, unforeseen liabilities or loss of employment may necessitate a bankruptcy filing. The protections afforded under the federal bankruptcy statutes may provide a business or an individual with the opportunity to restructure debt or reorganize operations. Click here to learn more.

Civil Litigation

In our complex modern society, disputes among individuals, businesses and organizations are increasingly common. Physical injuries resulting from negligence, product liability or malpractice can have a devastating impact. Retaining knowledgeable and experienced trial attorneys to handle your litigation can be critical to the success of any case. Our Belleville and Edwardsville civil litigation lawyers, utilizing a staff of experienced paralegals and modern computer-assisted litigation techniques, have successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of litigation.Click here to learn more.

Employment Law

The rapidly expanding field of employment law is a broad area, including nearly all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Employment terminations, workplace disputes and the complex and interrelated web of employment-related statutes and regulations can cause confusion and hardship for both individuals and employers alike. The attorneys in MM&R's employment law practice group have the experience needed to advise and represent clients in a broad range of employment-related matters. Our attorneys work closely with clients and have successfully litigated employment cases in many areas. Click here to learn more.

Real Estate Law

Our real estate practice group offers effective and sophisticated representation to clients with an emphasis on personal attention. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate development and have represented a variety of clients, including banks, hospitals, school districts and closely held businesses. The real estate law practice group encompasses virtually all aspects of real estate law. Click here to learn more.

Local Counsel

It is impossible to be everywhere, responding to legal challenges across the map. For this reason, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., makes its skilled team of lawyers available as local counsel for cases filed in Southern Illinois courts. Our local counsel clients include businesses and individuals from Chicago and nationwide. Click here to learn more.

Elder Law

As people get older, basic financial, health and estate planning matters become tremendously complicated. Because of these complications, a simple will and an understanding between spouses are no longer adequate to protect your assets, pass on your wealth and protect your autonomy. At Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., we represent elderly Southern Illinois clients with issues involving estate planning, Medicare and VA benefits, Medicaid and long-term care planning. Click here to learn more.

Business Succession

Business ownership interests can complicate an estate plan. Whether you wish to pass on your business to someone within your family or another party, sell your interest in the business outright or restructure your business as part of your estate planning strategy, the experienced business succession lawyers of Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., can help you. We represent clients in matters that include buy-sell agreements, business succession tax strategies, exit strategies, transfers of ownership and minimizing tax liability. Click here to learn more.

Workers' Compensation

The purpose of workers' compensation is to provide benefits to employees who have been injured on the job. The law exists to respond properly to injuries but also to contain employer costs; outside workers' compensation, injured workers have only limited legal recourse. Within the system, disagreements still occur, and this is where a skilled workers' compensation firm like Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., can be of use. We represent workers who have been discriminated against for filing a claim, harassed, demoted or unjustly terminated. Click here to learn more.


Dispute resolution is frequently a preferable alternative to a trial. Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. can serve as a neutral third party and guide disputing parties towards a resolution. Click here to learn more.

Contact Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd.

To discuss your legal matter with one of the experienced lawyers from Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., contact our Belleville office at 618-234-9800 or our Edwardsville office at 618-656-2244.

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