St. Louis Mayor stepping down

ST. LOUIS, MO/March 5, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) After a 16-year tenure leading the city of St. Louis through some excellent and turbulent times, Mayor Francis Slay recently announced he will be returning to practice law with Spencer Fane law firm in downtown St. Louis come the end of this April.  The law firm, ecstatic to be acquiring the renown gentleman who has single handedly overseen a rebound in the St. Louis economy, is grateful for Slay’s dedication and service to his community.

Frank Neuner, St. Louis Managing Partner of Spencer Fane, this morning stated, “We are honored to have Mayor Slay join Spencer Fane, and we look forward to the tremendous value his experience, perspective, and counsel will provide to our clients.”  It wasn’t just Neuner who made a statement to the press about Slay’s incoming position with the firm.  Pat Whalen, Chairman of Spencer Fane, also stated, “He is a visionary who helped shape St. Louis by strengthening its core and priming it for growth and sustained success through the future. We share the same passion as it relates to the outcomes we seek to achieve for our clients, and we are pleased to have the Mayor join us.”

At the firm, Slay will primarily focus on economic and real estate development, public finance, international commerce, regulatory work, and related business transactions.  No stranger to the realm of law and practicing law with St. Louis firms, Slay received his law degree from the Saint Louis University of Law.

I have been fortunate to form many friendship with Spencer Fane attorneys and staff and, in turn, I have come to know the firm as one that places a strong emphasis on protecting its culture, its people, and its collaborative approach to serving clients,” said Slay.

No information has been released yet for who will vie for the Mayoral vacancy.