Mary Anne O'Connell: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Mary Anne O'Connell

Partner
St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone314.480.1715

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Manufacturing
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1715
Fax: 314.480.1505
http://www.huschblackwell.com/maryanne-oconnell/
 
University Saint Louis University, B.A., English, 1973
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1982 UMKC Law Review, Associate Comments Editor
 
Admitted1982, Missouri; 1983, Kansas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Missouri Bar

•The American Bar Association - Business Law Section

 
Biography

Mary Anne assists companies with mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses and other strategic opportunities. A member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, she represents a number of private equity firms, as well as operating companies, in structuring, negotiating and administering investments in early- and later-stage companies. Among her achievements in the industry:

•Counseling a Midwest-based construction company in its acquisition of Oklahoma's largest construction company.

Negotiating, structuring and documenting the acquisitions of numerous portfolio companies by private equity funds.

Mary Anne also advises public companies on securities law and governance matters and works with clients on private placements of securities. She has been recognized by a number of organizations for outstanding mergers and acquisitions and corporate work, including recently being named as one of the 'Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business.'

Mary Anne is a member of the firm's Partner Board.

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007-2014

Chambers USA, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2004-2014

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2007-2009; Top 50 Women, 2007

Small Business Monthly, Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business, 2012

Who's Who Legal, Corporate Governance, 2009-2010

Clerkships

The Hon. Howard F. Sachs, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1982-1983

Experience

Advised Midwest-based company in its purchase of one of Oklahoma's largest construction companies in a multimillion-dollar transaction.

•Represented private equity fund clients in negotiation, structuring and documentation for the acquisitions of portfolio companies in various manufacturing industries, including senior and subordinated lending arrangements, various classes of equity interests, buy-sell provisions, drag-along, tag-along, management agreement, executive employment agreements and equity compensation program.

•Counseled manufacturing companies on sale and recapitalization transactions, including partial redemptions of debt and equity held by group of private equity funds.

•Represented well-known manufacturing issuer with automatic 'universal' shelf registration on Form S-3 for covering senior and subordinated debt securities, preferred stock, common stock and warrants.

Business Insights



Business Insights

5.29.14 Early Conflict Minerals Filings: Good, Better, Best Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Blog

4.30.14 SEC Requires Continued Compliance with Conflict Minerals Rules Despite Court Ruling
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert

4.15.14 Court Declares Partial Victory for Manufacturers in Conflict Minerals Case
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert

4.09.14 SEC Publishes Second Set of Conflict Mineral FAQs Focusing on Audit Requirement
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert

9.19.13 SEC Proposes New Pay-Ratio Disclosure Rules
Alert

8.15.13 PCAOB Proposes Major Reforms to Auditor Reporting Standards
Alert

7.16.13 SEC Lifts the Ban on General Solicitation and Advertising
Alert

5.21.13 First Deadline Nears for Compliance with Compensation Committee Rules
Alert

8.29.12 SEC Adopts Disclosure Rules for Conflict Minerals
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert

7.09.12 Verbal Warnings Reinforce Access to Safe Harbor Protections
Alert

In The News

5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release

6.03.13 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2013
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8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
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6.12.12 Husch Blackwell Receives Top Rankings from Chambers and Partners
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
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6.13.11 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2011
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release

10.22.09 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009 Names 73 Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys
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Early Conflict Minerals Filings: Good, Better, Best
Aubrey A. Arndt,Mary Anne O'Connell,Daniel J. Thompson, May 30, 2014
Next Monday, June 2nd is the deadline for all companies subject to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule to file their Form SD and, if necessary, their conflict mineral report. We surveyed the filings made through May 28 and this blog highlights some of the good examples, and some less than...

SEC Requires Continued Compliance with Conflict Minerals Rules Despite Court Ruling
Mary Anne O'Connell,Daniel J. Thompson, May 7, 2014
Yesterday, the SEC announced that it expects companies to comply with the June 2, 2014 deadline to file any reports required by the conflict minerals rules subject to minor modifications in light of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that certain portions of the rule violated the First...

Court Declares Partial Victory for Manufacturers in Conflict Minerals Case
Mary Anne O'Connell,Elizabeth Souder,Daniel J. Thompson, April 24, 2014
Yesterday a panel on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, held that one portion of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules ¿ the requirement that companies describe certain products as not “DRC conflict free” - is unconstitutionally...



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Mary Anne O'Connell

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
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