Kristy Bourgeois, Associate

Biography

Joining Sandberg Phoenix as an Associate in September 2009 after serving the firm as a summer associate in 2008, Kristy Bourgeois is a member of the Business Practice Group. Working mainly with clients owning small-to medium sized enterprises, her expertise spans many business and transactional legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, business formation, real estate law, business succession planning and homeowner’s  and condo association law. Kristy is also experienced in helping minority- and women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises optimize their business enterprise certification and in assisting their business formation and operation.

“At Sandberg Phoenix, I work with many talented attorneys whose diverse backgrounds allow us to help our clients with virtually any legal situation,” Kristy says. “For me, the most rewarding part of my job is being able to work with many different clients facing unique and challenging legal issues and being able to help them achieve their goals.”

Kristy’s broad knowledge of business law helps her anticipate potential issues even her clients may miss, allowing her to strategize for and overcome legal issues before they occur. Thriving under pressure, Kristy assists clients in short deadline and crisis matters, applying her careful attention to detail and creativity to solving problems effectively and efficiently.

In addition to helping clients, Kristy also has been inspired to impart her in-depth knowledge of law to the next generation of attorneys. She is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University, teaching a class on Real Estate Law to undergraduates. The course covers various topics, including surveys, contracts, closings, leases and condominiums. This experience keeps Kristy up to date on the law and encourages a constant discussion of trends in the Real Estate area.

After working hours, Kristy enjoys running, and frequently completes half marathons, as well as participates in a weekend kickball league. She is constantly on the lookout for new restaurants to try on a night out with her friends, and enjoys the fine cuisine found throughout St. Louis. Kristy is also an excellent cook, often cooking unique dinners for her friends. Finally, Kristy’s keen taste for BBQ has earned her a certification as an authorized BBQ judge.

Background

Receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, summa cum laude, Kristy went on to earn her Juris Doctor, both from Saint Louis University. During Law School, she served as a faculty fellow for two professors.

Kristy is currently a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Lawyers Association, the Women Lawyers’ Association and the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network.

She serves on the Allocations Panel for United Way of Greater St. Louis and is a member of the firm’s charitable works committee. Kristy frequently attends trivia nights to benefit local charities and has assisted in organizing various events for firm-designated charities, including the Center for Hearing and Speech, Ronald McDonald Charities of St. Louis and Wilderwood Service Dogs.

Kristy is licensed to practice law in the state courts of both Missouri and Illinois and is also licensed to practice in the federal court of the Eastern District of Missouri.

Services

  • Coming soon.

Publications

Co-Author, “Uses for Limited Liability Companies,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Small Business Expo, October, 2012

Business Succession Planning: Buy-Sell Agreements, Sandberg Phoenix Professional Development Series (with Bhavik Patel)

BIOGRAPHY

Joining Sandberg Phoenix as an Associate in September 2009 after serving the firm as a summer associate in 2008, Kristy Bourgeois is a member of the Business Practice Group. Working mainly with clients owning small-to medium sized enterprises, her expertise spans many business and transactional legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, business formation, real estate law, business succession planning and homeowner’s  and condo association law. Kristy is also experienced in helping minority- and women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises optimize their business enterprise certification and in assisting their business formation and operation.

“At Sandberg Phoenix, I work with many talented attorneys whose diverse backgrounds allow us to help our clients with virtually any legal situation,” Kristy says. “For me, the most rewarding part of my job is being able to work with many different clients facing unique and challenging legal issues and being able to help them achieve their goals.”

Kristy’s broad knowledge of business law helps her anticipate potential issues even her clients may miss, allowing her to strategize for and overcome legal issues before they occur. Thriving under pressure, Kristy assists clients in short deadline and crisis matters, applying her careful attention to detail and creativity to solving problems effectively and efficiently.

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