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Bernard C. Huger



  • Missouri


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1970

A.B., Georgetown University, 1967


Bernie Huger represents health care providers and church and religious institutions, frequently addressing the unique issues nonprofit organizations face.

His representation of health care providers includes health care systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, physician practice groups and physician hospital organizations. As the leader of the firm’s Educational, Religious & Tax Exempt Organizations practice group, Bernie’s representation of religious organizations includes corporate restructuring of dioceses and of religious orders and mergers of religious orders.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Nonprofit, 2020-2021; Charities Law, 2020-2021; St. Louis area Nonprofit/Charities Law Lawyer of the Year, 2021

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “Corporate Structure of the Archdiocese of St. Louis”
    National Diocesan Attorneys Conference, April 2007
  • Participant, Property & Structures Think Tank
    National Diocesan Attorneys Association, July 2006
  • “Legal and Financial Considerations for Diocesan Structures”
    Fifth Annual Convocation, Gallagher Religious Group Practice, April 2006
  • “Legal Issues Related to the Sexual Abuse of Minors by Members of Religious Institutions”
    Legal Seminar, Legal Resource Center for Religious, March 2004
  • “Federal Tax Update for Tax Exempt Organizations”
    Legal Seminar, Legal Resource Center for Religious, April 2003



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