Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, LC is pleased to announce the opening of it’s newest office at 414 E. Broadway, Ste. 100, Columbia, MO 65201, on the first floor of the McAllister Building Downtown, email:, website: phone: 573-634-2500. The office is managed by firm member Chris Pieper, who practice focuses on regulatory and government solutions, administrative law, professional licensing, real estate, public finance and tax incentives, local government, environmental law, and state and local tax. Chris received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has lived in Columbia for more than a decade, recently returning to private practice following service in state government, including directing the Missouri Department of Economic Development and serving as Chief of Staff to the Missouri Governor. Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch has built an impressive team of seasoned attorneys who deliver outstanding results at exceptional value, serving as trusted advisor to individuals and small to medium sized businesses across a variety of industries, with offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City and now Columbia, to better serve its clients throughout Missouri and the Midwest.

Kirby, David is departing Lewis Rice, LLC to serve as campaign manager for Senator Claire McCaskill’s re-election campaign, phone: 314-918-8100, email:, mail: P.O. Box 300077, St. Louis, MO 63130.

Oxenhandler, Gary is pleased to announce “Mediator Gary Oxenhandler, Oxenhandler Law, is now an active panel member of the American Arbitration Association. Gary is available for mediations, arbitrations, special master appointments and settlement conference.”