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L. Taylor Hall


“Being engaged in mergers and acquisitions for several years, my experience in understanding the industry and leading clients through a sometimes unfamiliar process is a key strength. Clients don’t come to us to hear why something is a problem — they come to find a solution.” 


  • Missouri
  • Illinois


J.D., Indiana University, cum laude, 2007; Indiana Law Review, Note Development Editor

B.S., Truman State University, 2004, Blue Key National Honor Society


Taylor Hall guides companies through mergers and acquisitions, taking an approach that is engaged in learning the client’s business and seeing each transaction through, from the earliest stages to the post-closing transition. As the leader of the firm’s Business Services practice group, he represents buyers and sellers in industries including consumer products and retail, building products, long-term care, defense, manufacturing and information technology. His clients have come from businesses private and public, large and small, with transactions ranging into the billions in value.

As markets change, clients frequently look to Taylor’s experience in creating alternative and creative deal structures, helping maximize their strategic and tax benefits. His focus on client service and guidance through what can be an unfamiliar process helps ensure direct communication and attention to business objectives throughout a transaction. And when a company in a highly regulated industry faces complications that can draw out a transaction, Taylor’s knowledge of those issues can help keep the process moving as efficiently as possible.

In addition to his mergers and acquisitions work, Taylor handles matters related to securities, commercial transactions, finance and general corporate counseling. Before joining the firm, he practiced with a large international law firm in Chicago.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Association of Corporate Growth

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Law Firm Leader, 2018
  • IFLR1000 rated attorney, 2018
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best M&A Providers, 2015, 2018

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Public Company Reports and Your Transaction"
    The Securities Law Cram: A Legal Review for Both Litigation and Transaction Practitioners
    Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, February 23, 2017
  • Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter, April 27, 2016
  • “Letters of Intent and Due Diligence Overview”
    Illinois State Bar Association, January 2010


Articles & Books

  • Association of Corporate Counsel, December 4, 2012
  • "Forthright Negotiator is Not an Oxymoron"
    New York Law Journal, April 2008
  • "Borrowed Voting"
    Briefly AEI Legal Center, Vol. 11, No. 8, 2008

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