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KC Business Journal: Gates Biles Shields & Ryan changes name to Gates Shields & Ferguson

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

KC Business Journal:

The Overland Park law firm of Gates Biles Shields & Ryan PA is changing names to reflect the departures and arrivals of partners.

The firm now goes by Gates Shields & Ferguson PA to usher in the arrival of Mark Ferguson, a former Lathrop & Gage LLP lawyer.

Ferguson’s last day at Lathrop & Gage was Monday, bringing to a close his 20-year tenure at the firm.

Ferguson said he accepted his new position to find a more suitable business model for his practice, which is in litigation, employment and education matters.

“The business model is better at a small firm,” Ferguson said. “I don’t want to be negative toward Lathrop; it’s a good place. I’ve been there 20 years, but I am excited to work with Larry Gates and Eldon Shields.”