Washington University School of Law,
Managing Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly
American Bar Association
Section of Business Law
ABA Advisory Panel, 2004-2014
The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Maritime Finance Committee
The Missouri Bar
Business Law Committee
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Business Law Section
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2007-2024
Named Lawyer of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions in St. Louis (by BL Rankings), 2013; 2018, 2019
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in Corporate Law and Transportation Maritime (by Thomson Reuters), 2005-2008, 2011-2018
Named Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law in St. Louis (by BL Rankings), 2016
Thompson Coburn LLP
FOCUS St. Louis
What's Right with the Region Committee, 2006-2013
Executive Committee, 2001-2006
Board of Directors, 2000-2006
Finance Committee, 1992-2002; Chair, 2001-2002
Leadership St. Louis
St. Louis Metropolitan Forum
Charter Member, 2003-2006
For more than 40 years, Don counseled clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate and commercial transactions. He has represented businesses from a diverse group of industries, including health care, maritime transportation, equipment leasing, direct marketing, internet-based services, photographic services, printing, quarries and various technology services.
In addition to his corporate practice, Don has substantial maritime finance experience, having represented lenders and lessors, shipbuilders, and both inland and offshore vessel owners and operators. He has represented barge lines in connection with the financing and refinancing of some of the country's largest fleets of inland boats and barges.
Don has served in a number of leadership positions within Thompson Coburn, including Practice Area Leader, Corporate Department Chair and Executive Partner of the Firm. He also has been active in civic matters, most notably as a Director and the President of FOCUS St. Louis.
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