Lewis Rice Names John C. Bodnar Chair of Corporate Department

Lewis Rice LLC has named John C. Bodnar Chair of the Corporate Department. Bodnar is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

“John Bodnar is an outstanding lawyer, terrific mentor, and is regularly recognized by his clients and the industry for excellent service,” said John J. Riffle, who made the announcement and has served as Corporate Department Chair for the past 11 years. Bodnar and Riffle have worked closely together over the past several months to ensure a smooth transition. 

“John Bodnar has been recognized as a BTI M&A Client Service All-Star and has been characterized as bringing a rare sense of deal savvy, determination and boundless energy to get the deal done. John’s demonstrated leadership abilities and vision for growth make him a natural choice to step into the role as Chair of our Corporate Department,” said Richard B. Walsh, Jr., Firm Chairman.

Bodnar joined Lewis Rice in 1996 and practices in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He represents public companies, large private companies, and middle market private companies located across the country and in varied industries in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. In his mergers and acquisitions practice, Bodnar provides counsel in all forms of transactions, from multibillion-dollar public deals to middle market private company transactions.

Riffle will continue to serve on the Firm’s Management Committee, and remains an important member of the Firm. “John Riffle’s commitment to excellence sets the standard for our world-class corporate practice at Lewis Rice,” said Walsh. “His steady leadership saw the firm through tremendous growth and prosperity. His client-centric approach to service continues to be the gold standard.”