July 19, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes attorney Christopher A. Pesch as a shareholder in the firm’s Business department. Pesch will focus his practice on all aspects of corporate law and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance with federal securities laws, public offerings, corporate governance and general commercial transactions.

“We’re very excited to have Chris join our national corporate law team in Chicago,” said Anthony J. Nasharr, managing director of the Chicago office. “It is our long-term strategic plan at Polsinelli Shughart to grow in a way that satisfies our clients’ needs, and Chris’ sophisticated legal experience with both publicly and closely held corporations aligns with that growth plan.”

Pesch has successfully provided representation to business organizations of all sizes in the areas of corporate finance, securities and business organization. He also has represented purchasers and sellers in a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.

"As a business lawyer, I was drawn to Polsinelli Shughart's impressive national footprint and value-driven approach to providing legal services,” Pesch said. “My corporate law practice is increasingly broad in scope and Polsinelli Shughart's deep bench of talented attorneys in the general corporate and financial services group was a natural fit for me and my growing practice."

Pesch earned his law degree, cum laude, in 1995 from the Seattle University School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers. He earned a B.A. degree from Lake Forest College in 1981. Prior to attending law school, Pesch spent 10 years in various executive capacities in the investor-owned health care industry.

Pesch is a member of the working group for the 2009 Private Targets Deal Points Survey produced by the Market Trends Subcommittee of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on corporate and securities issues.

Pesch is a good source for reporters working on stories about: 

Market trends in Mergers & Acquisitions 
Developments in early stage companies 
Technology and other IPOs

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

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