Biography

Brian D. Bouquet focuses on the representation of public and privately held businesses and their owners. He works with clients from entity formation through the life of the enterprise, with primary emphasis in mergers and acquisitions, contractual arrangements, business and succession planning, financings, corporate governance, and general business matters. Experienced in the structuring of new enterprises as corporations, limited liability companies, or partnerships, Brian has represented businesses in numerous real estate matters including purchase, sale, lease, and finance transactions. His knowledge allows him to provide the highest-quality service to his clients while focusing on their individual financial and business goals.

Brian also handles marine finance and admiralty transactions involving documentation of U.S. registered vessels, ship mortgages, and charter party transactions for clients in the marine and marine financing industries.

Brian is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009-2022.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1986)
    • Journal of Urban & Contemporary Law, associate editor
  • University of Missouri at Columbia (B.S., 1983)
    • Finance

Legal Background

  • Shifrin & Treiman (1986-1988)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
Firm Highlights
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Michael D. Mulligan Publishes Article in ACTEC Law Journal Comparing Sales to an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust and a to Beneficiary Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust

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John C. Bodnar Named BTI M&A Client Service All-Star

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Client Alert

FTC Reverses Course on Treatment of Debt Payoff Under HSR Act

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Matthew J. Haas Offers Commentary for Inside P&C Article on Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

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David W. Sweeney Represents Advantes Group in $7.2 Million Apartment Project

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Lewis Rice Wins Nearly $500,000 in Compensation for Sarasota Landowners

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Lauren R. Carey Creates New Blog for Social Media Influencers

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Four Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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Property Owners Can Push the Issue Under Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Law

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Brian P. Pezza Quoted in SHRM Articles on Employee Vaccination Status Disclosure and Employer Vaccination Policies

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Neal F. Perryman Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Employment Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

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FTC Adds Teeth to the ‘Made in USA’ Rule

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OSHA’s New Guidance Regarding Indoor Mask Wearing, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates, Regular Testing of Unvaccinated Workers, and More

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Lewis Rice Recognized as Top M&A Firm by BTI Consulting Group

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Missouri Now Requires Employers to Provide Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Lewis Rice Wins $1.5 Million in Compensation for Covington Landowners

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Michael R. Thiessen Recognized as Pro Bono Spotlight by KCMBF for August

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Supreme Court Limits Ability to Compel Access to Private Property Without Compensation

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61 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2022, 16 Named Ones to Watch

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Diversity & Inclusion

Golf Foundation of Missouri Awards First Larry L. Deskins, Sr. Scholarship

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