Shari L. Wright: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Shari L. Wright

Senior Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8165
Fax: 816.983.8080
University Wichita State University, B.B.A., Accounting, 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1988 Kansas Law Review, Managing Editor
Admitted1988, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Missouri Bar


A member of Husch Blackwell's Food & Agribusiness team, Shari has represented American Italian Pasta, Applebee's, Green Plains Renewable Energy and others in complex mergers and acquisitions, governance, public company compliance and various general corporate matters and commercial transactions. Her experience also encompasses numerous initial public offerings, public and private acquisitions and secondary public stock offerings.

Her work on behalf of industry clients includes:

•Advising on the $2.2 billion merger of Applebee's and IHOP.

Advising on the $1.2 billion merger of American Italian Pasta Co. and Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

Representing Green Plains Renewable Energy in ethanol and agribusiness matters


Assisted in preparation and negotiation of all documentation for merger of Applebee's and IHOP and American Italian Pasta and Ralcorp, including all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

•Represented a Nasdaq company in the preparation of a Form S-4 proxy statement for a $100 million acquisition in the ethanol industry.

•Assisted New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq boards with corporate governance matters.

•Counseled a $3 billion merger of a public utility company.

•Assisted with a $1.2 billion merger in the telecommunications/Internet industry.

•Handled numerous restaurant chain and golf course acquisitions.

•Advised agribusiness and other clients on SEC reporting matters.

Business Insights

Business Insights

6.26.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: June 26, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

6.19.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: June 19, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

6.12.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: June 12, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

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5.29.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 29, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

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5.15.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 15, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

5.08.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 8, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

5.01.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 1, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog

4.24.14 Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: April 24, 2014 Food & Agribusiness Blog


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Shari L. Wright

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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