My primary interests as a lawyer concern sales of businesses, property tax contests, natural resources, commercial real estate, title insurance litigation, lending transactions, and local government.
My firm works on complicated problems involving troubled real estate projects, including several timeshare projects. We have a lot of experience working for developers, lenders and municipalities on issues related to land use and infrastructure. We have prepared declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions for more than 100 subdivisions and more than 40 condominiums.
Through my blog, Ozarks Law & Economy, I present information about how court decisions and legislation affect life and business in the Ozarks.
For several years, I was the program chair for the Missouri Bar's Annual Real Estate Institute, which is a continuing education program for lawyers. I usually speak on at least one topic--condominium law, easements, zoning, and laws relating to streams and lakes, for example. I am past achair of the Property Law committee of the Missouri Bar Association.
Licensed since 1999
Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (10-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Check, Credit Card
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1999||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2010 Business Blog of the Year||Springfield Bloggers Association||2010|
|City Attorney||City of Reeds Spring||2015 - Present|
|City Attorney||City of Sparta||2013 - Present|
|Village Attorney||Village of Indian Point||2011 - Present|
|City Attorney||City of Branson West||2003 - Present|
|partner||Styron & Shilling||1999 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Missouri Bar, Property Law Committee||Chair||2010 - Present|
|Missouri Municipal Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Christian County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Local Government Law Committee||Member||N/A|
|Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Tulsa College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Annual Real Estate Institute||Law of Streams and Lakes||2010|
|Annual Real Estate Institute||Essential Elements of Real Estate Documents||2009|
|Plat and Subdivision Law||Plat Review and Subdivision Approvals||2008|
|Annual Real Estate Institute||Troubled Real Estate||2008|
|Annual Real Estate Institute||Surveys and Plats||2007|
|Annual Real Estate Institute||Client Relationships in Real Estate Practice||2007|
|Annual Real Estate Institute||Condominium Conversions||2006|