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  • Education
    • B.A., University of Missouri
    • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, PLI Scholarship and Leadership Award
Nancy Hawes is known for her sincere and passionate interest in helping clients achieve their goals and overcome challenges to succeed in business. Nancy concentrates her practice in the area of corporate law, and also advises nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. This positions her well to partner with clients as a trusted advisor in a wide variety of industries. She guides clients regarding strategies for growth, succession, operation, compliance, structure and best practices, including often working on behalf of clients with government officials.

Nancy serves as outside general counsel for many clients and in doing so is passionate about providing the right expertise and experience to further clients’ needs and strategies.  She is known for building strong relationships with clients and working closely with clients on corporate and transactional matters to provide practical approaches to growth strategies, financing, best practices, and succession planning, particularly for closely held companies.  She structures, negotiates and closes acquisitions and mergers, and sophisticated loan transactions, including asset-based financing, bond financing, revolving lines of credit, and construction and permanent loans. 

Nancy is committed to diligently representing nonprofit organizations and assisting them with their mission-based objectives. From complex tax-exempt and taxable financing transactions to routine compliance matters, Nancy is poised to provide guidance and practical advice. She has represented religious, charitable and educational institutions, counseling them through all stages of corporate existence. 


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Most Influential Business Women 2019: Nancy Millsap Hawes, Polsinelli
Featured, St. Louis Business Journal
August 9, 2019
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Quoted, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
December 11, 2018