December 17, 2010
Leslie Bayles has been elected a partner in the Chicago office at Bryan Cave LLP.
Bayles practices with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors Rights Client Service Group, primarily representing corporate clients and financial institutions in creditors' rights matters. Her experience includes commercial foreclosure and receivership, debtor-in-possession financing, bankruptcy claim disputes and defense of bankruptcy avoidance actions.
Bayles received her J.D. in 2000 from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and her M.A. in 1991 and B.S. in 1990 from Central Michigan University.
Jonathan E. Stern
Stern practices with the Corporate Finance and Transactions Client Service Groups. His practice concentrates in the area of corporate finance and securities, acting as lead corporate and securities counsel in various corporate and securities transactions and counseling clients on broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance and formation issues and issues related to state securities regulators and enforcement actions. Stern has experience in counseling clients on transactions across a wide range of corporate finance areas, including the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He also has significant experience in all aspects of structuring and syndicating real estate projects. He received his J.D. in 2001 from Indiana University and his B.S. in 1998 from the State University of New York-Binghamton.
Brent W. Vincent
Vincent practices with the Environmental and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. Vincent is an environmental lawyer who specializes in litigation and also focuses on counseling clients on regulatory compliance and other environmental issues. He is experienced in litigating complex toxic tort, superfund and insurance coverage matters, as well as litigating other complex tort and commercial matters. He received his J.D. in 1999 from Northwestern University and his B.A., cum laude, in 1994 from Washington and Lee University.
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