Our Team


Bruce E. Beard

Managing Partner

Licensed in Missouri & Illinois

"We’re helping small town America in a cutting-edge industry that provides services people want and need. I enjoy working closely with our clients, as part of their team, to ensure their success."


Scott C. Friedman


Licensed in Wisconsin & Illinois

"I grew up in the industry, so it seemed like a natural fit. One of the best parts of working with our clients is getting to understand how they’re running their businesses and working alongside them, not just on their behalf.”


Melanie A. McMullen


Licensed in Kansas & Missouri

"When our clients come to us first for advice, I feel like I’m their in-house legal – it’s like being part of their team. We get to work with the “white hat” men and women, many of whom are highly innovative and are visionaries in the industry.”