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We advise individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities on the issues that affect their day-to-day operations as well as on the extraordinary events that can have significant repercussions for their businesses. We assist these individuals and businesses with all types of business agreements, contracts, transactions and issues, drawing on the broad knowledge and experience.

Our role as legal counselors covers many areas. We frequently attend our clients’ board of directors, shareholders and members meetings. We also routinely structure and organize business entities of all types, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general partnerships, and prepare the appropriate organizational documents. We counsel our clients regarding separation of the business entity from their personal finances.

We have extensive experience in preparing and reviewing a wide variety of agreements. We frequently assist our clients with the design and drafting of their standard business agreements, such as purchase order terms and conditions, supplier and distribution agreements, employment agreements, and non-competition and non-disclosure agreements.

Because we work closely with our clients, naturally we come to learn many aspects of our clients’ businesses and operations. Often we are able to identify situations or operational practices that must be addressed before the client incurs any legal liability, thereby helping the client avoid the potentially costly consequences. We frequently identify issues in our client’s operations that can be resolved with the help of other attorneys at the firm, such as our employment, tax, employee benefits or intellectual property practice groups.

Publications

5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

Is venture debt right for your start-up or growth-stage company?

Private equity’s top ten issues for the next president

U.K. now requires supply chain transparency on human trafficking risks

Key considerations for representation and warranty insurance

Doing business in California or the UK? You may be required to be a watchdog for human trafficking

Technology companies: Are your employment policies due for a reboot?

Protecting the identity of your LLC members, LP partners in litigation, Part II: Strategies for discovery

Protecting the identity of your LLC members, LP partners in litigation, Part I: Motions to remand

NLRB posting requirement struck down by court; federal contractors still on the hook

The Wheatley review of LIBOR: final report

Invitations to collude – the unprecedented expansion of the FTC Act

Blog Posts

Home Depot directors prevail in cybersecurity liability claim

Cybersecurity liability: Delaware has good news for directors

TCLE

Dealing with Financially Troubled Customers Outside and Inside of Bankruptcy

Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act)

Trade Issues in M&A

Current Issues in M&A Law and Practice

News

Thompson Coburn congratulates Diane Compardo for being selected as one of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors

Thompson Coburn congratulates Bob Chapman of Barry-Wehmiller on best CEO honor

Thompson Coburn named among top 30 law firms for client service

Emily Wang Murphy appointed to Lawyers Have Heart board

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Three Thompson Coburn attorneys tapped for St. Louis Magazine’s 2016 ‘Power List’

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2016

Supporting worldwide growth of Enterprise

Thompson Coburn assists with merger of St. Louis Minority Business Council, Regional Chamber

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Explore ‘Current Issues in Securities Litigation’ at Feb. 23 ABA event

Tom Minogue named chair of University of Missouri-St. Louis board

Los Angeles litigator, business advisor Rich Reinis joins Thompson Coburn

Health care attorney John S. Howard joins Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn earns eight national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Thompson Coburn leads deal that brought One Direction to Edward Jones Dome

Sixth Circuit rules cows can be leased

Fred Strasheim featured in Law360 ‘Dealmakers’ series

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Jim Slear leads webinar on ‘Navigating the Russian and Ukrainian Sanctions Maze’

Read Tom Minogue’s remarks from the Top 150 Privately Held Companies Dinner

Kevin Young joins Thompson Coburn's corporate practice in Chicago

Claire Schenk to speak at 10th Annual ABA National Institute on False Claims Act

U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with position of Thompson Coburn airline client

Higher education attorney Aaron D. Lacey joins Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn earns six national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Webinar will review attorney client privilege for in-house counsel

Tom Minogue accepts pro bono award from LSEM, surprises the crowd

Rob Lang publishes e-book on corporate governance litigation

Manufacturing magazine publishes Rob Kamensky article on distribution agreements

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

Tom Minogue represents the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 50th anniversary ad campaign

Thompson Coburn partner Tom Litz receives national honor for client service

Harvey Levin and Tim Sullivan listed as SmartCEO’s ‘Legal Elite’

Bob Wallace joins Thompson Coburn as partner

Rob Kamensky publishes book chapter on distribution agreements

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6546

Senator Bond draws on his distinguished record of public service to represent clients on matters related to international trade, economic development, biotechnology, agri...

Senator Bond draws on his distinguished record of public service to represe...

Kit Bond
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6021

Cathy focuses her practice on employee benefits, taxation and closely-held businesses.

Cathy focuses her practice on employee benefits, taxation and closely-held ...

Cathy Conrad
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6028

For more than 40 years, Don has counseled clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate and commercial transactions.

For more than 40 years, Don has counseled clients in connection with merger...

Don Dorwart
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2217

Allen Fagel practices in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate & Securities area.

Allen Fagel practices in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate & Securities area....

Allen Fagel
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6034

Pete's practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with conventional and asset-based lending transactions and regula...

Pete's practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financi...

Pete Fanchi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6528

Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities, and national and international companies in commercial transactions and counseling involving t...

Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities,...

Chip Fendell
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2233

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well as individuals involved in all types of complex transactions.

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well a...

Barry Fischer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6035

Jim serves as a key advisor to regional medical groups on the full spectrum of business and regulatory issues they encounter while providing medical services.

Jim serves as a key advisor to regional medical groups on the full spectrum...

Jim Fogle
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2207

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of companies, from startups to multi-level international organizations.

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of comp...

A. Jay Goldstein
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2216

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has been sought out by clients of all sizes to counsel them through complex business combinations ...

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has...

Joel Haber
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2306

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success at each stage of their business.

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entreprene...

Matt Hafter
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6045

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, including transactions requiring prior notification to the Federal Trade Commissi...

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions o...

Ron Haglof
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6155

Ruthanne represents parties on both sides of complex commercial transactions, providing responsive advice on a variety of finance and sales matters.

Ruthanne represents parties on both sides of complex commercial transaction...

Ruthanne Hammett
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6148

Julie practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group, where she focuses primarily in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and gene...

Julie practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group, wher...

Julie Hellmich
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6485

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety of privately-held businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofits.

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety ...

Benjamin Hulsey
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5068

Emily represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, and related corporate matters.

Emily represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financial transaction...

Emily Jenkinson
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2247

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through major transactions as well as provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and ...

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through ...

Rob Kamensky
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9476

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, practicing in the areas of income tax planning, business succession planning, and estate and gi...

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, ...

Jon Karp
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2342

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal strategies that help clients achieve their high-level business and financial objectives.

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal s...

David Kaufman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6176

Tom practices in the firm’s corporate and securities group.

Tom practices in the firm’s corporate and securities group.

Tom Kinsock
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6171

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice group.

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice grou...

Andy Klinghammer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6170

Michele serves as a key corporate securities and compliance advisor to public and private companies.

Michele serves as a key corporate securities and compliance advisor to publ...

Michele Kloeppel
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6068

Bob advises public companies on a wide range of sophisticated corporate finance and securities transactions.

Bob advises public companies on a wide range of sophisticated corporate fin...

Bob LaRose
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6576

Sarah advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general business counseling.

Sarah advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law...

Sarah Larson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6069

Mike focuses his legal practice on public finance, corporate law, business transactions, governmental and nonprofit law.

Mike focuses his legal practice on public finance, corporate law, business ...

Michael Lause
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6452

Thad is a familiar name and face in the St.

Thad is a familiar name and face in the St.

Thad Leach
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2520

With more than three decades of experience behind him, William "Mark" Levinson serves as a partner in our Los Angeles office.

With more than three decades of experience behind him, William "Mark" Levin...

William Mark Levinson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6072

Tom is a veteran M&A and corporate finance attorney who provides clients with common-sense solutions to address complex transactional issues.

Tom is a veteran M&A and corporate finance attorney who provides client...

Tom Litz
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6222

Taylor practices in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, where he focuses primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and compliance, ...

Taylor practices in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, where he foc...

Taylor Melching
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6542

Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated securities offerings, and offers advice on the wide range of regulatory and compliance issues affect...

Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated secur...

Greg Mennerick
Chairman
St. Louis
314 552 6080

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the firm through a period of growth and nationwide expansion.

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the fir...

Tom Minogue
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6939

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as their long-term business objectives.

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day...

Emily Wang Murphy
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6480

Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as regional and community banks, in a broad-based regulatory practice, focusing in the areas of banking,...

Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as region...

Greg Omer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6219

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional investors on a wide range of securities offerings and transactions while providing comprehensive ...

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional in...

Greg Patterson
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2512

As a Partner in the Firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Jennifer Post serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, inc...

As a Partner in the Firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Jennifer Post...

Jennifer Post
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6190

Chris is a valued strategic partner to emerging companies and the institutions and individuals that invest in them.

Chris is a valued strategic partner to emerging companies and the instituti...

Chris Reid
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6104

Gerry concentrates his practice in securities, banking and general corporate representation.

Gerry concentrates his practice in securities, banking and general cor...

Gerry Sandweg, Jr.
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6295

Dee Anne focuses her practice on representing registered investment companies, registered investment advisers, broker-dealers and institutional investors with respect to ...

Dee Anne focuses her practice on representing registered investment compani...

Dee Anne Sjögren
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6910

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and Tax practice groups.

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and T...

Ray Stewart
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6006

Nationally recognized for his M&A and venture capital transactional experience, Fred is Vice-Chair of the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions practice and a member of the...

Nationally recognized for his M&A and venture capital transactional exp...

Fred Strasheim
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6569

Brent practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Brent practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Brent Trame
Associate
Los Angeles
310 282 2513

An attorney in the firm's corporate practice, Gia regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general busin...

An attorney in the firm's corporate practice, Gia regularly advises clients...

Gia Twine
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6023

Jonathan's practice focuses on representing registered investment companies and their independent directors in a variety of matters, including fund reorganizations and co...

Jonathan's practice focuses on representing registered investment companies...

Jonathan Van Duren
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5058

Nathan advises mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care, and energy companies on securities compliance, financing, licensing and other commercial transact...

Nathan advises mid-market, growing and emerging technology, health care, an...

Nathan Viehl
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6116

Stan's practice includes mergers, acquisitions, and commercial litigation.

Stan's practice includes mergers, acquisitions, and commercial litigation.

Stan Walch
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9448

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries.

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small...

Barry Weisz