Carl W. Struby

Mr. Struby serves as securities counsel to many of the firm’s publicly reporting clients. Mr. Struby has represented issuers in offerings aggregating over $4 billion and assists publicly reporting clients with their reporting obligations and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Mr. Struby also works with clients who are acquiring or selling businesses and in a variety of other commercial contexts. The transaction values of acquisitions that he has worked on aggregate over $1.6 billion. He also has served as special counsel to independent board committees in sale of control contexts involving three public companies.

Significant representations include:

  • Negotiating strategic manufacturing and distribution business alliance
  • Private placement of $1.2 billion in asset backed notes
  • Issuance of $225 million in senior subordinated notes under Rule
    144A/Reg S
  • Public offering of $94 million of common stock
  • Acquisition of $1.2 billion in receivables

Court Memberships

  • Missouri


  • Selected as a Lawyer of the Year, by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017-2018
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008-2020
  • Selected for Missouri Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section
  • Panelist, KPMG LLP 2003 Kansas City Audit Committee Roundtable
    Board of Directors (President, 1986-88), Kansas City, Missouri School District, 1978-90
  • Board of Trustees, Public School Retirement System, 1982-90
  • Board of Directors, Kansas City, Missouri Public Library System, 1978-89
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Lynde Sullivan



University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1974

University of Chicago, M.A., 1968

University of Kansas, B.A., 1967