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Belleville, IL, September 2, 2010. Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MMR), received the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club’s quarterly Commitment to Community award for its outstanding business leadership and contribution to the community.

MMR was founded in 1984 and since has become the law firm of choice for businesses and individuals throughout Southern Illinois. Offering clients a diverse range of legal services, MMR’s attorneys provide quality representation in the areas of business law, taxation, estate planning, banking law, employee benefits, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, civil litigation, employment law and real estate law.

Deeply committed to its practice and the community, MMR takes great pride in giving back to the Southern Illinois region. For the past eight years, the firm has awarded annual scholarships to area students interested in legal careers. It is also a proud sponsor of public radio and Belleville’s annual Art on the Square festival, which takes place literally on the doorstep of the firm’s offices in the heart of Belleville. A strong supporter of Art on the Square’s new Corporate Collections program, MMR is proud of its own art collections on display throughout its offices, which consists of paintings, sculptures, glassware and other works of art created by local and national artists.

Last holiday season, the firm took its commitment to the arts one step further by engaging students at Southwestern Illinois College in a contest to create the cover image for the firm’s holiday card. The contest allowed a local artist the opportunity to gain exposure to all of MMR’s clients, peers, family and friends.

For clients, MMR provides a broad level of experience, knowledge and skill while working with a team that has deep roots in the local community and a commitment to personalized solutions and services. This past year, the firm celebrated its 25th anniversary and is prouder than ever to say that MMR is one of the most respected and trusted law firms in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The award is presented quarterly to a Chamber member who demonstrates commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and/or businesses in the greater Belleville area.

Established in 1984, Mathis, Marifian, Richter, Ltd., has emerged as one of the most trusted and respected law firms in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas. Headquartered in Belleville, Ill., the firm also has offices in Clayton, Mo. and Nashville, Ill. MMR’s principals and associates possess knowledge and experience in practice areas that include business law, taxation, estate planning, employee benefits, banking law, bankruptcy, and commercial and tort litigation. For more information, please