Biography

John J. Riffle is Chairman of the Firm's Corporate Department. His practice is focused on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, franchise and distribution law, and health care law. John has more than 38 years of experience representing a wide range of taxable and tax-exempt organizations, closely held businesses and their owners, and publicly traded companies in acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, financings, corporate planning, and general corporate matters. He has successfully represented clients in transactions of all sizes, ranging from a few million dollars to more than a billion dollars.

John is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2021, was named the Best Lawyers' 2012 St. Louis Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2007-2008 and 2012-2013. He is also a member of the Firm's Management Committee.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1982)
  • Saint Louis University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1978)
    • Finance

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Member, Regional Business Council (2012-present)
  • Board of Directors, City Academy (2017-present)
  • Advisory Board of Directors, Eagle Brands (2013-present)
  • General Counsel, Forest Park Forever
  • Member, Bellerive Country Club (Board of Governors, 2009-2013)
  • Advisory Board of Directors, Virtual Realty, LLC (2007-present)
  • Advisory Board of Directors, The Business Bank of St. Louis (2007-2012)
  • Board of Directors, The Friends of St. Luke's Hospital (2006-2009)
  • Board of Directors, Siboney Corporation (2005-2009)
  • Board of Directors, Trustcorp., Inc. (2001-2006)
  • Board of Directors, Missouri State Bank (2000-2006)
  • Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities (1997-2005; President and Chairman, 2002-2004)
  • Board of Directors, St. Louis Area Chapter of American Red Cross (2002-2003)
  • Development Board of Directors, St. Louis Children's Hospital (1992-1998)
  • Member, Bellerive Country Club
  • Member, Missouri Athletic Club

Firm Committees

  • Member, Management Committee
  • Chairman, Corporate Department
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