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Robert Endicott is involved in a broad-based general corporate practice with concentrations in corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. He has represented companies ranging from widely held public companies to emerging and start-up companies in matters such as public and private placement of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, shelf registrations, review and preparation of periodic reports and proxy materials for filing with the SEC, and general commercial transactions. He regularly counsels public companies with respect to corporate governance issues. In addition, Mr. Endicott has represented a life sciences private equity venture capital fund in connection with its formation and syndication and with respect to its various portfolio company investments.

He has experience with companies in a number of industries, including financial services/securities brokerage, life science, retail, manufacturing and distribution and telecommunications.

Formerly an associate in the real estate group at a leading international law firm in New York, Mr. Endicott joined Bryan Cave LLP in 1995 and became a partner in 2004. Mr. Endicott formerly served as Chairman of the Recruiting Committee for the firm’s St. Louis office. Prior to law school, he received a master’s degree in trumpet performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. He remains active musically.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Sheldon Arts Foundation
    • Chairman of the Board of the National Blues Museum
    • Former Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute
    • Chairman of the Board of the National Blues Museum
    • Former Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute
    • Former Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute
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Representative Experience

  • Various public and private acquisitions by a NYSE listed corporation in financial services/securities brokerage industry
  • Various public offerings, including universal shelf registration statements and equity take-downs (including “at-the-market” offerings, underwritten offerings and registered direct offerings) and a debt take-downs
  • Various private placements, including Rule 144A debt offerings and related registered exchange offer, including tender offer to refinancing existing notes in the retail industry
  • Various public and private offerings for a Nasdaq listed medical device company, including an initial public offering, shelf registrations and take downs, and registered direct offerings
  • Disposition by a U.S. company of a U.K. subsidiary in the financial services/brokerage industry
  • Advice with respect to various acquisitions of land, mining rights, offering and joint venture work in the energy industry
  • Advice with respect to general corporate matters, various bridge loans and equity private placements for a start-up medical technology company
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Robert Endicott is involved in a broad-based general corporate practice with concentrations in securities law, mergers and acquisitions and closely held business matters. He has represented underwriters and companies ranging from widely held public companies to emerging and start-up companies in matters such as public and private placement of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, shelf registrations, review and preparation of periodic reports and proxy materials for filing with the SEC, and general commercial transactions. He has experience with companies in a number of industries, including financial services/securities brokerage, life science, retail, telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing. In addition, Mr. Endicott has represented a life sciences private equity venture capital fund in connection with its formation and syndication and with respect to its various portfolio company investments.

Formerly an associate in the real estate group at Shearman & Sterling in New York, Mr. Endicott joined Bryan Cave LLP in 1995 and became a partner in 2004. Mr. Endicott served as Chairman of the Recruiting Committee for the firm’s St. Louis office for the past three years. Prior to law school, he received a master’s degree in trumpet performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. He remains active musically.

Select Representations

  • Edward Jones (financial services/brokerage): disposition of EDJ’s U.K. subsidiary; $325 million offering limited partnership interests to EDJ employees; ongoing SEC representation, including period 1934 Act reports, partnership matters
  • Stereotaxis (medical device; Nasdaq: STXS): various public and private offerings, including its initial public offering, shelf registrations and take downs, and registered direct offerings (including year-end 2008 and October 2009); ongoing SEC representation, including period 1934 Act reports
  • Stifel Financial Corp. (financial services/brokerage; NYSE: SF): acquisition of 55 UBS Wealth Management Americas branches from UBS Financial Services, as well as acquisitions of Ryan Beck Holdings, the Legg Mason Capital Markets business, Butler Wick, Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard, Hanifen Imhoff and others; various private placements and public offerings, including universal shelf registration statements and four recent take-downs (including an “at-the-market” offering and an underwritten offering, both in 2009); advice with respect to advice with respect to various securities filings
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop (specialty retail; NYSE: BBW): various public and private offering work and ongoing SEC representation, including period 1934 Act reports; advice with respect to equity investment in Ridemakerz, LLC
  • Brown Shoe Company (footwear; NYSE: BWS): $150 million senior notes under Rule 144A and related registered exchange offer
  • Arch Coal (energy; NYSE: ACI): advice with respect to various acquisitions of land, mining rights, offering and joint venture work
  • ISTO Technologies (biologics; privately held): advice with respect to general corporate matters, various bridge loans and equity private placements
  • NS Group (steel maker, formerly NYSE: NSS): merger/proxy in connection with NS Group’s $1.5 billion merger with IPSCO; before its acquisition by IPSCO, ongoing SEC representation, universal shelf registration
  • Alticor (privately held): various advice for privately held company that owns a majority stake in a public company subsidiary
  • Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): debt shelf registration statement ($2 billion) and take-downs ($800 million total)
  • Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA): universal shelf registration ($900 million) and take-downs ($450 million total), consisting of senior debt and trust preferred securities with warrants
  • Tekelec (telecommunications equipment industry; Nasdaq: TKLC): convertible notes offered under Rule 144A/Reg S, with a follow-on public offering ($117.5 million)
  • United Therapeutics (pharmaceutical company; Nasdaq: UTHR): initial public offering
  • A.G. Edwards: underwriter representation in Laser Vision’s primary and secondary and common stock offering (approximately $90 million)
  • Digital Teleport (telecommunications): high yield notes offering under Rule 144A ($275 million gross proceeds) and related registered exchange offer


In addition to formerly serving as an Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington University Law School in St. Louis, teaching a class on business planning and drafting in the M&A context.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1997

New York, 1995

Education

New York University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1994

The Juilliard School, M.M., 1988

University of Illinois, B.M., with highest honors, 1986

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • The Entrepreneurship Institute (St. Louis Branch) – Advisory Board Member

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Sheldon Arts Foundation
    • Chairman of the Board of the National Blues Museum
    • Former Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute
    • Chairman of the Board of the National Blues Museum
    • Former Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute
    • Former Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch of The Entrepreneurship Institute
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Representative Experience

  • Various public and private acquisitions by a NYSE listed corporation in financial services/securities brokerage industry
  • Various public offerings, including universal shelf registration statements and equity take-downs (including “at-the-market” offerings, underwritten offerings and registered direct offerings) and a debt take-downs
  • Various private placements, including Rule 144A debt offerings and related registered exchange offer, including tender offer to refinancing existing notes in the retail industry
  • Various public and private offerings for a Nasdaq listed medical device company, including an initial public offering, shelf registrations and take downs, and registered direct offerings
  • Disposition by a U.S. company of a U.K. subsidiary in the financial services/brokerage industry
  • Advice with respect to various acquisitions of land, mining rights, offering and joint venture work in the energy industry
  • Advice with respect to general corporate matters, various bridge loans and equity private placements for a start-up medical technology company