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Mary Anne assists companies with mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses and other strategic opportunities.

She represents a number of private equity firms, as well as operating companies, in structuring, negotiating and administering investments in early- and later-stage companies. 

Mary Anne also advises public companies on securities law and governance matters and works with clients on private placements of securities. She has been recognized by a number of organizations for outstanding mergers and acquisitions and corporate work, including recently being named as one of the “Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business.”




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007-2023
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions; Top 50 Women
  • Small Business Monthly, Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business, 2017
  • Who's Who Legal, Corporate Governance


  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • with distinction
    • UMKC Law Review, Associate Editor
  • B.A., Saint Louis University
    • English


  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
  • The American Bar Association – Business Law Section


The Hon. Howard F. Sachs, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1982-1983

  • Led dozens of acquisitions and sales of manufacturing and distribution companies for private equity funds, ranging in size from $1 million to more than $100 million.
  • Advised numerous family-owned businesses on structuring sales and selling to outside industry players.
  • Assisted with numerous angel and venture capital investments, representing recipient companies and venture investors.
  • Counseled manufacturing companies on sale and recapitalization transactions.
  • General representation of several privately held manufacturing and distribution companies, such as counseling on various contracting and employment matters, including:
    • Plastics pulverizing, logistics and distribution company
    • Manufacturer of custom cable assemblies and related products
    • Contract machining, mold and tool manufacturing company
    • Manufacturer of medical furnishings, including specialty patient chairs
    • Precision parts manufacturing company 
    • Manufacturer of grain storage and related equipment for the agriculture industry
  • Assisted with several public equity and debt offerings for Fortune 1000 manufacturing companies.
  • Represented publicly traded U.S. companies of all sizes on compliance with SEC reporting and other regulations and corporate governance matters.

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