Gillis, Healthy Families, Marillac, Ozanam and Spofford Merger

A Bryan Cave team led by Kansas City Partner Gino Serra (Picture) assisted five Kansas City-area nonprofits in a merger to better provide treatment and support services for thousands of children and their families.

The five organizations – Gillis, Healthy Families, Marillac, Ozanam and Spofford, which collectively have a 400-plus year legacy – along with their three foundations, merged with Cornerstones of Care and Cornerstones of Care Foundation. As a combined entity, Cornerstones of Care will serve more than 12,000 children and families from 11 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Nebraska, providing education, behavioral health, family support, foster care and adoption services.

Bryan Cave has advised with a team including Gino Serra (Picture), Keith Kehrer, Dave Collier, Sam Schultz and Orlando Hodges.

Involved fees earner: Gino Serra – Bryan Cave; Keith Kehrer – Bryan Cave; David Collier – Bryan Cave; Samuel Schultz – Bryan Cave; Orlando Hodges Jr. – Bryan Cave;

Law Firms: Bryan Cave;

Clients: Gillis; Healthy Families; Marillac; Ozanam; Spofford;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti