ST. LOUIS – Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States and in China, has announced that John S. Beulick has been elected managing partner of the firm, effective June 1.
Former managing partner Michael A. Chivell has been elected chairman of the firm.
“We’re fortunate to have John as the next leader of our firm,” said Chivell. “I’m confident that he will bring a passionate commitment to the values of our firm and deliver for our clients.”
Beulick has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, which includes securing and enforcing patent rights for national and international clients. He joined Armstrong Teasdale in 1995 as an associate after serving in various capacities in the legal organization of General Electric Company and is a registered U.S. patent attorney. He was elected partner in 1996, and has played a significant role in establishing and growing the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.
“Mike’s strong, unwavering leadership has positioned our firm well for sustained growth,” said Beulick. “I am honored that my partners have entrusted me to serve as managing partner and I am deeply committed to our people, our clients and our mission – exceeding expectations and excellent client service.”
Having served on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2002, Beulick has been very actively involved in opening and growing the firm’s Las Vegas and Denver offices, and played an integral role in firm management prior to this election.
Beulick is listed in Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law. He has been named a Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer and was also featured in the Super Lawyers Business Edition. Beulick is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
Chivell has served as managing partner since 2007. He joined the firm in 1983 as an associate and in 1990 was elected partner. As chairman, Chivell will focus on client relations, strategic planning, community relations and lateral recruitment.
From the Illinois Business Journal