8235 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 700
St. Louis, MO 63105
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For 50 years, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum LLP has been recognized as a leader in the St. Louis legal community.  The Firm has long prided itself on its ability to deliver large-firm capability and expertise with the responsiveness and economy of a small firm.  Other law firms, including some of the largest and best known in St. Louis, frequently engage our lawyers to represent them when they have legal trouble, demonstrating our Firm's reputation for excellence.

The Firm maintains an active litigation, arbitration, and appellate practice throughout Missouri and southern Illinois, representing clients ranging from individuals and families to small businesses and professional firms to nationwide businesses and publicly traded companies.  Our lawyers also advise and counsel clients on the whole gamut of legal issues, most notably business transactions, corporate governance, education, estate planning, family law, labor & employment, professional liability, real estate, and taxation.

The Firm and our partners perennially receive recognition in exclusive professional groups, including Chambers USA,® U.S. News-Best Lawyers,® Best Lawyers in America,® Martindale-Hubbell AV® ratings, Benchmark,® and Missouri Super Lawyers®.  Our Firm is also a proud member of Legal Netlink Alliancea global alliance of independent, general practice law firms selected for membership because they represent a high level of quality and integrity.  Our membership in Legal Netlink Alliance gives our clients access to quality legal representation virtually anywhere in the world.

Founded in downtown St. Louis in the early 1970s, the Firm moved to suburban Clayton, the county seat of St. Louis County, in 2010.  The majority of the original "name" partners remain associated with the Firm.  Many of our most senior active partners have worked with the Firm for their entire careers while others bring experience from national and international "Big Law" firms.

Today, with 15 lawyers, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum strives for excellence while remaining grounded in its core Midwestern values and commitment to the community.  In addition to pro bono legal services, all of our lawyers are involved in charitable, civic, arts, and educational organizations and activities. 



Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP assists clients with Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Education Law, Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Estate and Tax Planning, Real Estate Law and Professional Liability Defense in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis and St. Charles Counties and throughout Missouri and Central and Southern Illinois.



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