|Bryan Cave LLP|
|Headquarters||One Metropolitan Square
St. Louis, Missouri
|No. of offices||24 Bryan Cave LLP, 8 BCIC|
|No. of attorneys||approx. 1200|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Key people||Don G. Lents, Chair of the Firm|
|Revenue||$411 million (2006)|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Bryan Cave represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Bryan Cave’s lawyers work in client service groups either specific to an area of law or directed toward certain industries. Bryan Cave lawyers include former U.S. Senators John Danforth and Alan Dixon, and former New York Mayor Ed Koch. The chairman of the firm is Don Lents, who works from the St. Louis office.
- Represented Ralcorp in the $2.6 billion merger between Ralcorp and Kraft Foods' portfolio of cereals under the Post Cereal label.
- Advised Monsanto in its $290 million purchase of Aly Participacoes, a division of Brazilian global conglomerate Votorantim. Aly Participacoes operated two companies, CanaVialis S.A. and Alellyx S.A. which focus on sugarcane breeding and related applied genomics and biotech in the sugarcane industry.
- Counseled Barnes & Noble, the bookseller, on its $596 million purchase of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc., a division that had been spun off from Barnes & Noble in the mid-1980s. The acquisition closed on October 1, 2009.
Bryan Cave International Consulting LLC
Bryan Cave International Consulting (BCIC) is a trade and customs consultancy based in Asia that was originally developed as Bryan Cave International Trade LLC in 2005. BCIT was rebranded as BCIC in 2011 to reflect the expanded depth of resources and services available through the subsidiary.
The firm established an office in southern Illinois in 2004 to assist clients with class action, product liability and commercial litigation matters in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois.
BCIT was rebranded as BCIC in 2011 to reflect the expanded depth of resources and services available through the subsidiary.
Bryan Cave expanded further in 2007 when it opened an office in Hamburg and Milan. In 2008, the firm opened offices in San Francisco and Paris. In 2009, Bryan Cave and Atlanta-based Powell Goldstein merged, creating an expanded firm with new offices in Atlanta, Charlotte and Dallas.
At the beginning of 2012, Bryan Cave merged with Holme Roberts & Owen (HRO), a law firm based in Denver, Colorado with over 210 attorneys. The only international law firm based in Denver, it had several other offices in the United States and worldwide. HRO had been named the best corporate/M&A and environmental law firm in Denver by Corporate Board Member magazine for three years, and Chambers USA also named HRO a “Band 1” leading law firm for seven consecutive years. However, they had experienced significant staff losses and departures in 2011, making the acquisition a desirable option. Together, the two firms comprise one of the 25 largest law firms in the world.
Bryan Cave also established an office in Frankfurt, Germany in 2012, to be integrated with the firm’s already established Hamburg office.
- "Lent's firm bio".
- "The American Lawyer - 2007 Am Law 100: Eleven Firms Break the Billion-Dollar Mark".
- "Post Deal Raises Ralcorp's Clout". Dow Jones Newswires (Flex News). November 16, 2007. Retrieved October 18, 2009.[dead link]
- "Demarest and Souza Cescon in bio-tech acquisition". IFLR Legalwire (IFLR). November 25, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2009.
- Lowe, Zach (August 10, 2009). "Davis Polk, Bryan Cave on $596 million Barnes & Noble Deal". AmLaw Daily (Incesivemedia). Retrieved October 18, 2009.
- Brian Cave Closes Riyadh Office