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Sally Townsley

Sally Townsley

Senior Counsel
St. Louis
office: 314.345.6279
fax: 314.480.1505

With CPA credentials to support her legal knowledge, Sally is the total package when it comes to supporting clients.

Her role as General Counsel at various publicly traded corporations has given Sally valuable insight to provide advice that goes beyond standard legal counsel. Her understanding of clients’ businesses and ability to speak their language are just two keys to her success. She offers solutions that pertain to the big picture, and she advises on business strategy as well as the law.

Additional Experience:

  • General Counsel of a publicly traded global leader in the manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry with numerous foreign subsidiaries, including overall legal responsibility for: (i) an initial public offering of shares as well as two follow-on offerings, (ii) complying with the securities laws and corporate formalities in the United States as well as Singapore, the entity’s country of formation, and (iii) a transaction in which a Korean corporation purchased all of the outstanding shares of the entity.
  • General Counsel of a publicly traded nationwide building products distributor entity, including ultimate legal responsibility for complying with the securities laws and corporate formalities of that entity.
  • Developing solutions to complex legal issues.
  • Assisting with global joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

Sally is a persuasive counselor who demonstrates good judgment with difficult issues, and her practical approach gives her clients reassurance that she’s viewing all sides of a matter. Her pragmatic methods offer business-oriented solutions in many areas of corporate law, including acquisitions, buy-outs, contracts and loan agreements. She’s hired foreign counsel to assist with rules in various jurisdictions as well as viewed contracts for IP issues. Sally has achieved much success in a variety of roles, from running shareholder meetings to taking charge of a legal team. Her counsel is sought after for many areas in corporate law, corporate governance, SEC and stock exchange matters, compliance and commercial transactions.




  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
      • Order of the Coif
      • Law Quarterly, Executive Articles Editor
  • B.S.B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
    • magna cum laude
    • Business/Accounting


  • Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar