Experience at Work
Doug focuses his practice in the areas of banking and commercial finance, closely held businesses and commercial real estate. He has extensive experience representing banks, businesses and commercial real estate developers in a variety of legal matters. He offers clients a unique, practical perspective focused on developing and structuring transactions that work, and assesses the known and unknown factors so that clients can understand the risks and properly manage the outcome.
In the Community
Doug is actively involved with the Independent Community Bankers of America and its state affiliates, which represent over 6,000 community banks nationwide. He serves on the Legislative and Regulatory Committee for the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, and in that capacity frequently meets with members of Congress, state legislators, and state and federal regulators to discuss issues important to community banks and their customers.
Doug is also a member of the Board of Directors of Community BancService Corporation, Inc., a non-profit that assists community banks with identifying products and services in the areas of consulting, marketing, compliance, equipment, insurance, lending, asset and liability management, and payment systems to create economy of scale and provide banks with the tools necessary to better serve consumers and businesses.
As a member of the Teacher Compensation Task Force for the Ladue School District, Doug worked with faculty, administrators and community leaders to restructure the district’s outdated compensation system.
Doug is active with the alumni organizations at both his undergraduate and graduate institutions. He is a member of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society at Washington University, and served as alumni representative for his most recent law school reunion. Doug also serves as the Co-Chair of the DePauw University Regional Alumni Association in St. Louis and was Co-Chair for his class reunion.
Doug is also a member of the leadership team of Fair St. Louis, a not-for-profit organization that partners with the City of St. Louis and the National Park Service to host the annual Fourth of July celebration featuring live music, educational activities, and fireworks displays. As Chairman of the Venue Management Committee, Doug is responsible for all aspects of staging and production of the three day live concert series and supervises the general management of the venue.
Doug and his wife, Amy, have four children. In his free time, Doug enjoys golf, snowboarding and traveling with his family.