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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Corporate/M&A

9 ranked lawyersBand 2Missouri: Kansas City & SurroundsUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

High-profile firm in the region with a significant presence in both Kansas City and St. Louis, especially in the M&A arena. Regularly assists with multimillion-dollar transactions and cross-border negotiations, including regular work advising on IPOs. Frequently sought out by clients from the finance, technology and manufacturing industries for its broad corporate expertise which encompasses private equity mandates, divestitures, repurchasings and other financial arrangements.

Strengths

Commentators describe the firm as "highly efficient, and they can bring strong specialist support for complex matters when needed."

"The team works well together and they are able to shift responsibilities between each other to satisfy my timelines and competing projects," notes a client.

Work highlights

Represented Torotel in its $44 million merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of TT Electronics.

Acted for Elanco on its $245 million acquisition of Aratana Therapeutics, structured as a stock-for-stock transaction.

Notable practitioners

Fred Bartelsmeyer is respected for his nationwide transactional practice, while also offering experience in deals involving international companies. He is well versed in a host of commercial transactions.
"He has a lot of experience and a financial background which is very helpful."

James Nouss comes recommended for his handling of M&A and securities offerings, as well as broader securities compliance and partnership formation mandates. He has substantial experience acting for clients from a plethora of industries including oil and gas and banking.
"He's an excellent lawyer."

James Pryde regularly counsels companies on M&A and corporate finance. He is particularly experienced in acting for private equity funds on transactions such as formations and portfolio divestitures, while also offering niche energy industry expertise.

Kent Wittrock is increasingly recognized for his strong transactional practice. He advises both buy and sell-side clients on sales and acquisitions arising in an impressively broad spread of industries.

Randall Wang is particularly noted for his strength in both debt and equity securities offerings, in which he has experience acting for issuers as well as underwriters. He is well recognized for his deep expertise in M&A as well.
"Randall Wang is fantastic."

Rob Barnes advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including M&A, corporate governance and securities offerings. He has over 30 years of experience practicing corporate law.

Stephanie Hosler advises clients from a range of sectors, including telecommunications and banking. She is equally well versed in venture capital transactions.
"She is a very knowledgeable M&A lawyer - incredibly detail-oriented and works well with clients." "She's great to work with and very responsive."

Steven Baumer offers transactional expertise which encompasses joint ventures, LBOs and M&A. He also advises on SEC reporting mandates across a range of industries.

William Seabaugh provides expert counsel to public company boards of directors on fiduciary duties, as well as handling transactions such as joint ventures and M&A. His client list includes venture capital and banking groups. 
"William Seabaugh has been around for many years; he's excellent." "He has a broad and deep understanding of the issues within deals - he's very easy to work with, even tempered and always available."

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Missouri: Kansas City & Surrounds

Corporate/M&A


James P Pryde
Band 3
Kent Wittrock
Band 3
Robert M Barnes
Band 1
Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds

Corporate/M&A


Fred W Bartelsmeyer
Band 3
James L Nouss Jr
Band 1
R. Randall Wang
Band 2

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