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Edward A. Chod


“My clients appreciate that I can give them not only legal advice, but good business or planning advice. I understand how businesses operate, and they know I will give practical counsel and will tell them like it is.”


  • Missouri


J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, 1978

B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia, cum laude, 1975


With more than three decades of experience in general corporate law, Ed Chod has built long-standing relationships with the businesses and individuals he represents. In mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, general business planning, corporate finance and estate planning, Ed provides sound counsel on both legal and business issues.

In his representation of private and public companies ranging from family-owned businesses to mid-market and larger entities, Ed is involved in all aspects of general business and corporate planning and organizational structuring. He negotiates and prepares merger and acquisition documents, employment agreements and finance structuring on behalf of borrowers. Many clients also rely on his assistance with estate planning, wealth management and business succession planning. His approach combines legal counsel with strategic advice on business and family issues, informed by his deep understanding of each client’s goals and preferences.

Ed is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of CPAs. 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis