BTI Client Service All-Stars 2016 Recognizes Armstrong Teasdale Partner

February 9, 2016 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States and in China, proudly announces that Corporate Services practice group partner Michael S. Jefferies was named a 2016 BTI Client Service All-Star. More than 300 attorneys earned recognition nationwide this year from clients, including leading general counsel and legal decision makers, for their performances. 

Based in the firm’s St. Louis office, Jefferies represents clients across multiple industries on matters related to business operations and growth. His practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate development transactions, counseling public and private companies through all phases of the purchase and sale of businesses and assets. This work includes pre-transaction planning, due diligence, deal and information management, preparation and negotiation of purchase and other transaction agreements, closings, post-closing matters, and business integration. He leads transactions involving equity and assets, mergers, venture capital, private equity and bank financings, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations and restructurings. Jefferies’ experience extends to the purchase of assets and businesses through managed sale processes as well as in bankruptcy, receivership and other distressed situations. 

In addition to his M&A practice, Jefferies also provides advice on general corporate, commercial contract, real estate and loan matters. He assists with the formation and structuring of limited liability entities, including shareholder, buy/sell and operating agreements between owners and investors, and routinely works with clients to structure purchasing, supply, manufacturing, leasing, licensing, employment and consulting agreements, as well as agreements to protect key client assets and information. 

At Armstrong Teasdale, Jefferies serves as the chair of the firm’s Technology Committee and a member of the firm’s Opinion Letter, Alumni and Wellness Committees. He is also active in associate mentoring and development. 

He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law and B.A. in Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jefferies is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.