Eva M. Merrell, ACP, a senior paralegal at the St. Louis, Missouri, firm of Spencer Fane LLP, specializes in the areas of real estate and public finance. She is presenting at the 2018 NALA Conference on Real Estate and Real Property. She has presented NALA webinars since 2011. She has served in a number of positions for the St. Louis Paralegal Association. She received her BS Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her Paralegal Certificate from The American Institute for Paralegal Studies. She was the first paralegal in Missouri to be awarded the real estate specialty certification by NALA and she was awarded the Contracts Administration/Contracts Management specialty certification by NALA in 2014.