University of Chicago,
B.A. with Highest Distinction (Top 2% of Class), 1988
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Nebraska State Bar Association
CFA Society of St. Louis
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®", 2013-Present
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Venture Capital Law
Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rated
Thompson Coburn LLP
Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
Kutak Rock LLP
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
French (Basic Knowledge)
Spanish (Limited Knowledge)
Board of Trustees, Missouri Historical Society
Board of Directors, CFA Society of St. Louis
Nationally recognized for his M&A transactional expertise, Fred is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group.
Fred is a skilled corporate transactional attorney focused on providing practical, solution-oriented advice to his clients. In working with a client on complex transactional matters, he seeks first to understand his client's goals thoroughly, and he structures his advice to the client with the knowledge that his job is to help the client achieve those goals while appropriately managing risk. Moreover, Fred draws on his unique background as a CFA® charterholder to combine extensive finance and valuation expertise with his legal skills.
With more than 20 years of experience, Fred focuses on various areas of corporate and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, commercial law and general corporate representation. Fred has worked with a wide range of clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and his clients represent a broad range of industries including chemicals, packaging, energy, heavy industry and consumer products. He has successfully represented clients in transactions ranging in size from a few million dollars to several billion dollars.
Fred is also active in the St. Louis community and serves on the Board of the Missouri Historical Society, a 150 year-old, non-profit organization that operates the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis' historic Forest Park. Fred also serves on the Board of Directors of CFA Society of St. Louis.
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