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Dianna Bartels

Dianna Bartels

Attorney at Law

Arnold
Missouri
Licensed in
MO
Saint Louis University
School of Law
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About
Dianna graduated from St. Louis University School of Law. Her practice areas include government and commercial contracts, employment law, audits and regulatory.

Dianna's prior experience includes 14 years working with government and commercial contracts, 3 years as General Counsel and 3 years as Director of Contracts and Compliance.
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"Fantastic, knowledgeable attorney who also is a keen listener. Wonderful attention to detail. Would highly recommend."

Employment Agreements Services
Posted on Jul 9, 2016
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"Thanks Dianna. You were very helpful, clear, and prompt. I'm looking forward to working with you on our next project!"


Posted on Apr 29, 2016
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"I have known Dianna Bartels since 2002 when we were colleagues at the Missouri Attorney General’s office. Dianna is a highly competent attorney and also quite personable. She is knowledgeable on many areas of law that are of importance to businesses both large and small, and provides useful and practical advice to her clients. Dianna excels at handling commercial matters (drafting, negotiating, reviewing and updating sales, purchasing or other commercial contracts), as well as developing policies and procedures for clients in order to help them create programs to manage issues such as import/export compliance and FARs flow downs and compliance. Dianna is also well versed in employment law matters, from drafting employment agreements and reviewing employee handbooks to providing advice to HR groups and management. Very truly yours, /s/ Tiffany B. Kieffer Tiffany B. Kieffer General Counsel"

Commercial and Government Contracts and Employment law
Posted on Mar 6, 2016
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"This letter is my personal recommendation for Dianna Bartels. I selected Dianna as our company attorney after evaluating multiple alternative options. I found the process of working with Dianna to be exceptional in every way. Dianna is very personable and professional. She takes her work very seriously and is passionate about providing outstanding service to her clients. I hired Dianna to provide a legal entity for my company, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Our requirements were numerous and Dianna worked tirelessly to provide counsel and to represent our company in areas of conflict. I would highly recommend Dianna Bartels to anyone looking for a talented, ethical, professional, committed and effective lawyer who also has an outstanding attitude and solid reputation for fiduciary execution. We were truly pleased and impressed with the outstanding person Dianna Bartels is and the excellent job she did for our company. Sincerely, Gina Hubbard Owner, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts"

Contract Review,
Posted on Mar 6, 2016

Work History

Dianna Bartels

Owner

May 2013 - Present

Provide oversight and advice to businesses regarding, government and complex commercial contracts, negotiate contracts and non-disclosure agreements, audits, compliance programs, mergers and acquisitions. Worked with clients regarding filing of Incorporation and S-Corporation papers, contract review and modifications, compliance audits and Environmental Health and Safety audits.

May 2013 - Present

Triumph Fabrications -St. Louis

Director Contracts and Compliance, Director Human Resources

Mar 2010 - May 2013

Director of aerospace fabrication and machine subsidiary to Triumph Group Aerospace Inc., facilities in St. Louis, Missouri and Orangeburg, South Carolina. Responsible for legal opinions regarding state and federal employment law, federal and commercial contracts, compliance, quality and environmental compliance.

Mar 2010 - May 2013

MorrowGroupUSA

General Counsel

May 2008 - Mar 2010

General Counsel specializing in review of government and complex commercial contracts, prepared responses, negotiations, modifications, equitable adjustments, developed, implemented compliance programs, lease agreements, deeds, bonds and easements. Provided advise and sat on committees working with elected officials to include mayors, congressmen and senators at both the state and federal level.

May 2008 - Mar 2010

Graybar Electric

Corporate Attorney

Oct 2006 - May 2008

Served as a Federal Contracts Attorney, provided legal review and advice to Graybar’s Government Contracts Division regarding General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) contracts. Commercial Contracts -reviewed and negotiated complex contracts and Terms and Conditions.

Oct 2006 - May 2008

Law Offices of Mark Anson

Part-Time Attorney

Jun 2005 - Oct 2006

Served as an attorney for a defense firm which specialized in workers compensation cases. Provided litigation support and trial preparation, deposing claimants/expert witness, hiring of defense experts, appearing at pre-hearings, settlement conferences and mediations, negotiating settlements, direct contact with clients and employers, obtained Social Security Disability for clients.

Jun 2005 - Oct 2006

Office of Missouri Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General

Jun 2002 - May 2005

Lead counsel on all hearings, oral arguments at the Labor Industrial Relations Commission and Missouri Court of Appeals as well as writing proposed awards/briefs, presenting exhibits, preparing direct/cross examination at hearings and preparing/presenting closing arguments. Responsible for fourteen hundred plus cases in all stages of litigation.

Jun 2002 - May 2005

US Army Corps of Engineers

Intern/Paralegal

Oct 1999 - Jan 2002

Provided litigation support for issues such as construction contract disputes, regulatory compliance, boundary-line disputes, condemnation, National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act, 404 Permits – Clean Water Act, undermining of federal land, Administrative Procedures Act and other regulatory issues.

Oct 1999 - Jan 2002

US Army Corps of Engineers

Purchasing Agent

Apr 1994 - Oct 1999

Reviewed construction contracts, specifications and bids for compliance with federal contract law (FAR, EFARS and DFARS). This included reviewing construction contracts for Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Locks and Dam 24, Locks and Dam 25, Locks and Dam 27 and Kaskaskia Lock and Dam. I drafted Terminations for Default/Cause for both procurement/contacting and purchasing IT equipment.

Apr 1994 - Oct 1999

US Coast Guard

Contracting Officer/Purchasing Agent

Aug 1992 - Apr 1994

Served as Contracting Officer and supervised two employees. In charge of purchasing commercial items for twenty-two state area to include a 19 boat fleet and over 40 field units.

Aug 1992 - Apr 1994

US Coast Guard

Storekeeper Third Class

Mar 1987 - Mar 1992

Purchased commercial items, administered accounts receivable/payable for government expenditures and accumulated DD214- 5 point Veterans Preference.

Mar 1987 - Mar 1992

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