B.B.A. Economics & Finance, magna cum laude, 2006
Additional Major Political Science
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
Order of the Woolsack
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Academic Excellence Awards Recipient
American Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2008
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
Clerk to the Honorable Kurt S. Odenwald and the Honorable Mary K. Hoff, 2009-2010
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Mary Ann Medler, 2008
United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois
Summer Law Clerk, Civil Division, 2007
McKendree University Board of Trustees
St. Clare Grade School, O'Fallon Illinois
Strategic Planning Committee, 2011
Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated securities offerings, and offers advice on the wide range of regulatory and compliance issues affecting public and private companies.
With experience in all aspects of M&A transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of stock and assets, Greg counsels business leaders and in-house legal professionals from the start of a matter to its closing. He handles letters of intent, leads M&A due diligence, and drafts and negotiates definitive asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, and merger agreements. Greg also leads work on ancillary agreements for such transactions, including escrow and transition services agreements, and closing transactions. Greg represents issuers in public and private offerings of debt securities, as well as issuers and investors in initial and late-stage equity financing rounds, and drafts and negotiates underwriting and other securities purchase agreements.
In his regulatory work for clients, Greg assists with continuing reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including annual (10-K) and quarterly (10-Q) reports, current reports (8-K), proxy statements, and insider beneficial ownership reports. He also ensures public and private companies are compliant with new Dodd-Frank requirements applicable to swaps and other transactions in derivative hedging instruments. Greg advises investment advisory firms on federal and state securities laws, drafts investment advisory agreements, conducts mock SEC audits, and designs compliance programs.
Greg also counsels private equity funds in business acquisitions, co-investments, majority and minority equity investments, and debt placements, and provides assistance on a wide range of general corporate matters.
Advises on a wide variety of general corporate matters, such as business formation and planning, choice of entity, and business contract negotiation (including employment/consulting agreements, license agreements and supply-chain/distribution agreements).
Experience drafting formation documents for newly formed companies and joint ventures (articles of incorporation/organization, bylaws, limited liability company operating agreements, and limited partnership agreements), as well as general corporate governance documents (board committee charters, codes of ethics, and corporate resolutions).
Represented a private, family-owned aerosol and chemical company in its $12.75 million sale of the business to a national aerosol packaging company.
Represented a private construction equipment rental company in its $54 million sale of the business to a national equipment rental company.
Represented a NYSE-traded public company in the $110 million sale of its intelligent transportation business to a Fortune 500 company.
Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition and going private transaction of a NYSE-traded public company with an enterprise value of $25 million.
Represented the North American operations of a global distribution company in its $100 million acquisition of a third party logistics company.
Represented a private scrap processing company in its $48 million acquisition of land and scrap metal processing business from a private equity firm.
Represented the North American operations of a global payment and risk management solutions company in its $7 million purchase of a Canadian bank's foreign exchange business and $3 million purchase of a privately-owned Canadian foreign exchange broker.
Represented a privately owned armored truck security business in its purchase of two Nevada-based armored truck businesses totalling $1.2 million.
Represented a private family-owned residential care company in its purchase of an additional residential care facility.
Represented the North American operations of a NYSE-traded public company in the $15 million sale of its pool and spa water treatment chemical business to a privately-owned international specialty chemicals company.
Represented a global rental car company in its acquisition of a privately-owned vanpooling company.
"CFTC rule change brings record-keeping relief for commodity dealers and end-users";
Thompson Coburn Publications, January 2016
"Lessons Learned from the Fall of YieldPlus";
Practical Compliance & Risk Management Strategies for the Securities Industry, July-August 2011