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The 2016 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has named Stephanie Hosler, a partner in Bryan Cave’s St. Louis office, a winner in its business practitioner category. Presented by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, the award recognizes female business practitioners who fulfill the ideals of leadership, professionalism and a passion for improving the quality of the justice system or contributing to the betterment of the legal profession.

Hosler concentrates her practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, general commercial counseling, joint ventures and strategic alliances, stock-for-stock acquisitions, and acquisitions of minority interests. Hosler has experience representing public companies, closely held businesses, venture capital firms, investment partnerships, portfolio companies of venture capital and buyout firms, and financial institutions. She has experience with companies in a number of different industries, including pharmaceutical, consumer goods, life sciences and private equity. Hosler is a board member of Bryan Cave Women, the firm’s affinity group for its women lawyers.

Among her community involvements, Hosler is a trustee of the Board of Trustees of Webster University, City Academy and Forsyth School. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan Saint Louis and Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation. She is active with the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis and the National Hispanic Bar Association.

The Missouri Lawyers Women’s Justice Awards, now in its 18th year, recognize women across the state of Missouri who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession. The awards reach out to women in various segments of the legal community, including the bar, the bench, public office, business, academia, nonprofits and the state at large.