Polsinelli Shughart has been chosen by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) as a recipient of the 2012 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award. Selection for the award is based on an organization’s contributions to the St. Louis region and how it positively impacts the future of the business community. The RCGA selects 50 businesses that have “positively affected the future of our business community” in areas including “growth in number of employees, enhancement of the community, revenue growth, acquisitions, green/sustainable efforts, and the expansion/development of facilities.”
Among the major initiatives in 2012 for Polsinelli Shughart in St. Louis included the addition of about a dozen lawyers at once from a St. Louis firm, and about the same time, a dozen from another St. Louis firm. The firm also experienced additional lateral growth in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles increasing the total number of attorneys to more than 600, with 110 of them in St. Louis, the firm's second largest office. The firm's growth is based on client need. Among the firm's recent accomplishments:
- Inc. Magazine ranked Polsinelli Shughart as the nation’s fastest growing full-service law firm in 2012
- American Health Lawyers Association ranked the firm’s Health Care Practice seventh largest in 2012
- Midwest Real Estate News ranked Polsinelli Shughart’s Real Estate Practice among the Best of the Best for 2012 based on total number of successfully completed transactions
"It is an honor to recognized, along with other St. Louis businesses, by the RCGA for our commitment to the St. Louis business community,"said St. Louis Managing Director Randy Gerber. "Thank you to our clients who helped make this award possible. We would not achieve this success without you, and we share this honor with you."
Winners of the 2012 Greater St. Louis Top 50 were recognized and presented an award at the annual awards dinner Monday, Nov. 5, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The award was presented to Polsinelli Shughart Chairman Russ Welsh and St. Louis Managing Director Randy Gerber. Also attending from Polsinelli Shughart included Shareholders Ken Suelthaus, Jane Arnold, Joe Porter, Paul Klug, Mark Goran, Keith Grady, Tara Nealey and Bill Kuehling.
Polsinelli Shughart was featured as an award recipient in the Nov. 2-8 edition of The St. Louis Business Journal.