Attorney Philip D. Speicher has been named a shareholder of Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., the firm announced April 3. Speicher has been an associate with the firm since 2004.

Speicher provides legal counsel to clients in matters pertaining to business transactions and tax planning, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) controversies, corporate mergers and acquisitions, wills and trusts, and estate and gift tax planning. He also provides representation to businesses and individuals in IRS audits and in litigation before the United States Tax Court. And he provides tax exemption planning services for charitable organizations and other not-for-profit entities.

Pat Mathis, shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd, said, "Philip is a tremendous attorney and an invaluable asset to our firm. We are proud to have him represent Mathis, Marifian & Richter as a shareholder."

Speicher serves on the Federal Taxation Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association, as well as the School Board for North County Christian School. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Ferguson Church of the Nazarene.

Speicher graduated summa cum laude from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in History. He received his juris doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004, and in 2008, he earned his LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis.

Established in 1984, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. has offices in Belleville, Edwardsville and Nashville, as well as Clayton, Mo. MM&R's principals and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law, taxation, estate planning, employee benefits, banking law, bankruptcy, and commercial and tort litigation.

For more information, please visit www.mmrltd.com.

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