Biography

William M. Bolster focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate, and real estate law. He counsels clients with respect to corporate formation and governance, financing, securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters. Bill represents a broad range of private and publicly traded companies including health care industry manufacturers, private equity funds, insurance brokerage firms, and real estate development firms.

As a valued member of Lewis Rice, he is a member of the Firm's Management and Recruiting Committees.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1998)
    • Walter A. Kniep Award for Best Moot Court Brief, 1997
    • Friedman Fellowship in Real Estate Law, 1998
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
    • Moot Court Board, Chairman, 1997 - 1998
  • Georgetown University (B.A., 1990)
    • History

Legal Background

  • Associate, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. (1998-2000)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Laumeier Sculpture Park (2011-present)
  • Chairman of the Board and member of Board of Trustees, St. Louis Chapter of Autism Speaks (2009-present)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Mercy St. Louis Foundation (2008-present)
  • Member, Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism-Missouri Senate appointment (2007)
  • President and member of Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, Community School (2006-2013)
  • President and member, Saint Louis University School of Law Dean's Council (2002-present)
  • Member of Board of Trustees, Clayton Child Center (2000-2012)

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Superhero for Kids, St. Louis Arc

Firm Committees

  • Member, Management Committee
  • Member, Recruiting Committee
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