July 30, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart has expanded its corporate law team with the addition of Andrew C. Speciale as an associate. Speciale focuses his practice on general corporate matters, assisting clients in a variety of industries and with issues such as business entity formation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning.

The downtown St. Louis resident said he is thrilled with his new position and that Polsinelli Shughart is perfect for his experience and interests. Admitted to both the Missouri and Illinois bar associations, he will serve clients in Polsinelli’s offices located in downtown St. Louis, Mo. and Edwardsville, Ill.

“I was looking for a firm with depth in a wide array of corporate matters. That, coupled with the positive experiences I’ve had in dealing with Polsinelli Shughart attorneys since I started practicing, made the firm a great fit for me,” Speciale said. “I enjoy working with privately held companies. It is extremely energizing to be associated with individuals who dedicate their lives to such ventures, and very rewarding to be able to assist them in protecting, strengthening and expanding their companies.”

Randy S. Gerber, managing director of the St. Louis office of Polsinelli Shughart said Speciale’s skill and commitment to thoroughly help his clients achieve their goals have already made him an asset to the team.

“Andrew is adept at focusing on client needs and meeting those needs efficiently,” Gerber said.

Speciale earned his law degree summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2006. He graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2002. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Edwardsville Rotary Club, the Midwest Collegiate Officials Association and the Southwestern Illinois Athletic Officials Association.

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