In addition to serving clients, the lawyers of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe are actively involved civic and community affairs. We are your neighbors. We care about the communities we live in.
The attorneys of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O'Keefe recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the firm with a party commemorating the milestone. A room full of family and friends honored the history of the firm, toasted the present and looked to the future, planning for the next 30 years. One of the highlights of the evening was the unveiling of "Black Hearts White Minds," a historical fiction novel by Mitch Margo, CHGO attorney and author; the book was given to each of the guests at the celebration.
Founded in 1987 with the merger of two firms (represented today by Lee Curtis, Ken Heinz, Carl Lumley and Steve Garrett), CHGO is a general practice law firm with a reputation for bringing experience, integrity and value to clients. Today 20 attorneys represent practice areas including municipal law, family law, business law, real estate law, estate planning, trusts and probate, securities arbitration, tax law, personal injury law, criminal law and traffic law.
CHGO attorney Helmut Starr and Mara Perry, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Webster Groves, gave a joint presentation at the 2017 Missouri Planning Conference in St. Louis. The presentation, "Town and Gown: Planning for Institutions," focused on the issue of uncontrolled growth of educational institutions causing issues in communities across the U.S. and how zoning codes can help address the situations. The City of Webster Groves created new Educational Campus Zoning categories to address institutions on property of more than five acres. Attendees of the conference learned about the planning process for the approval of these Zoning Code amendments and their success with the opening of the first construction project using the new codes.