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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Missouri, 1969, Missouri Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Order of the Coif; Law School Foundation Prize, graduating student with the highest scholastic average; Graduate of the Year of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity in Province IX
    • B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1966, Dean’s List; Alpha Pi Mu, Engineering Honorary; Triangles Engineering Honorary
Kenneth H. Suelthaus has guided the acquisition, disposition, and reorganization of a variety of business entities, including banks and bank holding companies. With Mr. Suelthaus’ expertise, this firm was first in Missouri to accomplish such transactions as an all-cash triangular merger involving an interim bank and first nationally to achieve a reverse stock split for a national bank, ending the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s self-imposed moratorium on these transactions. With his unique strategies, Mr. Suelthaus’ clients have also received many tax benefits in their business transactions.

Over the years, Mr. Suelthaus has represented clients in a number of contests for control by shareholders and directors (offensively and defensively). Such disputes have included assertion of shareholder rights, proxy contests, controversies among members of the board of directors, poison pills, takeovers, forced and agreed buyouts and split-ups, and other serious corporate issues.
Publications & Presentations
Responding to Shareholder Demands for Inspection of Corporate Records
Missouri Independent Bankers Association | Director's Supplement
Co-Authored by Kenneth Suelthaus and Jennifer Feldhaus
February 2010
Publications & Presentations
Internet-Based Social Network Lending
BankNews
Co-Authored by Kenneth H. Suelthaus and Shanti Katona
March 2008
Publications & Presentations
The Directors’ Dilemmas, Commentary on Corporate Governance
Association of Corporate Counsel of America, St. Louis Chapter
2006
Publications & Presentations
Protecting Yourself and Your Board of Directors in the New Higher Risk Environment
Missouri Bankers Association
2005
Publications & Presentations
The Directors’ Dilemmas, Commentary on Corporate Governance
The Directors College and Society of American Business Editors and Writers
2005
Publications & Presentations
The Key Elements of Being a Good Corporate Director
The Missouri Banker and The Directors College
2005
Publications & Presentations
Building a Board of Directors/Advisors
Presidents’ Forum of St. Louis
2005
Publications & Presentations
Enforcement Actions: Keeping the Directors Away From the Regulators’ Microscope
Community Bankers Association of Illinois
2004
Publications & Presentations
Current Developments in Banking Law
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference
2004
Publications & Presentations
Common Sense and Corporate Governance
Missouri Independent Bankers Association of Directors Supplement
2004