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   3Kevin J. RichterBelleville(618) 234-9800krichter@mmrltd.comkrichter@mmrltd.comMathis Marifian & Richter Ltdwww.mmrltd.comwww.mmrltd.comrichterkevin.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawEmployee Benefits LawTrust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Kevin J.
Mathis Marifian & Richter Ltd
23 Public Square Ste 300
Belleville IL 62220-1627
Ph.(618) 234-9800 Fx.(618) 234-9786Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Employee Benefits Law
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  St. Clair
Practice Description:  
Kevin J. Richter is a founding shareholder at Mathis, Marifian & Richter (MM&R), who focuses his practice in business law, taxation law, estate planning, employee benefits law, employment law and real estate law.

Kevin has more than 30 years' experience representing business owners, corporations and individuals in matters involving business sales and acquisitions, retirement plan benefits, disability, ERISA litigation, contract law, tax representation and all phases of estate planning. Kevin has been involved in numerous probate matters, covering an array of complex issues. He has provided legal counsel to clients in a wide range of personal and business transactions, including employment contracts, covenants-not-to-compete, distribution agreements, operating agreements, franchise agreements, buy-sell agreements and shareholder agreements. He works with businesses concerning entity selection and in all phases of business operations, and he has also been involved with substantial business sales and purchases involving both asset and stock transactions.

Kevin has worked with a variety of clients, including manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, physician groups, clinics, physician specialty practices, service entities, law firms, school districts and governmental entities. He has also represented international, national, regional and local businesses.

Kevin’s Certified Public Accountant (CPA) background is helpful in understanding complex financial issues. He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Kevin is a frequent contributor to both state and local law publications and has been asked to lecture extensively throughout the area.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983
Missouri, 1984
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Tax Court

Year of Birth:  1958

Law School:  Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Undergraduate School:  Southern Illinois University, B.S., accounting and finance, 1980

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois CPA Society, Member

Published Legal Writing:  
"Valuation and Division of Retirement Benefits in Dissolution of Marriage" , Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

"Amending Fraudulent Returns and Their Affect on the Statute of Limitations", ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter

Legal Lectures:  
"Employee Benefit Update" - Mathis, Marifian, Richter & Grandy, Ltd. Annual Seminar, 1993-2008

"Estate Planning" - St. Mary Parish

"Retirement Planning" - Various Organizations

"Bankruptcy & Retirement Plans - Exemption and Plan Loan Issues - What's an Employer to Do?" - The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (with course material), 1991

"The Sales Tax Problem: What to Do?" St. Clair District Dental Society (with course material)

"Determining Who is an Employee and the Consequence of Mistaken Classification" - Southern Chapter of Certified Public Accountants (with course material)

"Employee Benefit Plans - Maintaining the Plan and Containing the Costs" - Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (with course material). 1990

"What Employers Should Know About Section 89" - Mark Twain Banks, 1989

"Pension Plans and IRA after the Tax Reform Act of 1986" - Southern Illinois Chamber of Commerce

"Retirement Planning After Tax Reform Act of 1986" - Illinois Institute of Legal Education (with course material)

"Sales and Use Taxes" - Illinois Independent Accountants Association

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