Francis Miller Joins Firm in St. Louis

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Stinson Leonard Street LLP is pleased to announce that business transaction & real estate attorney Francis "Butch" Miller has joined the firm as a partner in St. Louis.

Miller has extensive experience providing practical legal guidance in connection with the purchase and sale of all types of real estate, as well as development, financing, construction and leasing of real estate. In addition to his real estate practice, Miller also provides assistance to others businesses and entrepreneurs, ranging from forming the entity to its eventual sale, including succession planning, for the transition of the business to the owner’s children or employees.

Miller has also developed a substantial practice assisting businesses in the rapidly-growing health care space, particularly with optometry and ophthalmology practices. Finally, he also offers clients general business advice relating to contracts employment law and executive compensation structures. His clients benefit from his thorough interest in their businesses, which allows him to provide more personalized and practical guidance to help the businessperson accomplish his or her objectives.

"Butch has significant transactional experience helping health care providers large and small strategically grow their practices to better serve their patients and their communities. In addition, he has strong ties to many of the premier health care companies in the Midwest region. He is a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients," said Sheva Sanders, chair of the firm's life sciences and health industry group.

Stinson Leonard Street's real estate development practice group is nationally recognized for the quality and diversity of its work on behalf of lenders and borrowers. The firm's attorneys have the knowledge, skill and connections to guide clients nationwide through every imaginable real estate transaction or dispute. Attorneys routinely handle nationwide real estate development projects for clients with commercial, retail, office, mixed-use, industrial and residential developments. Clients include developers, property owners, tenants and governmental entities.

"Over his career Butch has developed a practical approach to solving problems that serves his clients well. He is quickly able to diagnose the issues and objectives that are the most important in each new project and then efficiently devises a custom strategy that is best suited to helping his clients meet their goals," said Todd LaSala, the real estate practice group leader. "He will be a great addition to our firm and our practice in St. Louis."

Miller graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Law. He joins the firm from a successful private practice based in St. Louis.


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