Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C. announced that Paula L. Finch has joined the firm as counsel in the Business Services practice group, based in the St. Louis office.
“We are thrilled to welcome Paula to Greensfelder, where she will be a tremendous asset to our clients for their business services needs across a broad range of industries,” said Greensfelder President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin T. McLaughlin. “Paula is an accomplished commercial transactions attorney and also brings a particular skill set and focus through her leadership as an entrepreneur and as a supporter of minority and women-owned businesses.”
Finch represents closely held businesses and public companies in commercial transactions, acquisitions, negotiations, contracting, and supplier diversity business opportunities and certifications. She has worked with large multi-state businesses in acquisitions, with family-owned companies starting new enterprises, and with individual entrepreneurs.
She has served clients in the manufacturing, technology, transportation and logistics, construction, real estate, insurance and professional services industries. For minority and women-owned businesses, Finch frequently assists in certifications, creating new business ventures and negotiating contracts.
Prior to joining Greensfelder, Finch ran a certified Women’s Business Enterprise firm as a solo practitioner, concentrating on transactions, contract drafting and negotiations, supplier diversity certification, and other business-focused areas of practice. Previously, she also served as general counsel for a large packaging manufacturer, managing all facets of transactions including acquisitions, vendor and sales contracts, and day-to-day legal issues.
Finch received her J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville.