In Memorium

Larry L. Deskins' transactional practice encompassed representation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, individuals, and others across a broad range of industries including auto supply, food and beverage, gaming, manufacturing, and service companies. He represented clients on both buy-side and sell-side and as borrowers or issuers in structured and other financings. Larry was a member of the Committee on Private Equity and Venture Capital of the American Bar Association and was AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was also selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2005.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1977)
  • Allegheny College (B.A., 1974)

Professional Affiliations

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


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Automobile Club (AAA) of Missouri
  • Tyrrell Williams Lecture Committee, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Advisory Committee on the 21st Century, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Board of Directors, Girls Incorporated of St. Louis
  • YMCA of Greater St. Louis Heritage Club - Monsanto Branch
  • Board of Commissioners, St. Louis Regional Convention & Sports Complex Authority
  • Board of Directors, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation
  • Member, Missouri Athletic Club
  • Member, Norwood Hills Country Club

Honors & Awards

  • "Yes I Can" 1987 Special Achiever in Business and Industry
  • Role Model, St. Louis Public Schools