BiographyLarry E. Parres, a Member in the corporate department at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., represents national, regional and local financial institutions with an expertise in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and business restructuring. Parres has represented several of the largest banking associations in the United States in bankruptcy cases filed in Missouri, Illinois, Delaware and New York. In addition to counseling financial institutions, Parres has spent significant time advising the firm’s corporate clients in purchasing assets and businesses from Chapter 11 bankruptcy estates throughout the country, including the purchase of several heavy industrial operations, various real estate transactions, and intellectual property sales. Representing the firm’s business clients in Chapter 11 as debtors-in-possession is also something with which Parres has extensive knowledge. His experience allows him to provide the highest quality client service while focusing on the client’s specific goals and needs during turbulent economic times. He strives to meet these goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Parres’ practice also includes banking litigation by effectively enforcing his clients’ rights under various loan and other legal documents/contracts. As both lenders and borrowers, Parres’ clients rely on him to help capably draft and review their loan documentation.
Parres was the President, Director and Co-Founder of the St. Louis Tri-State Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, where he served on the National Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education seminars regarding bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, as well as attorney fee issues for organizations, including the Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Turnaround Management Association.
Parres is actively involved in his community and shows his commitment by playing many civic and charitable roles; he has held various positions with several St Louis not-for-profit corporations, including St. Patrick Center, Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, The Boy Scouts of America and St. Simon the Apostle Church.
Parres was credited with putting creativity into bankruptcy law by the St. Louis Business Journal when he was selected to be part of the “40 Under 40” Class of 2003. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 and serves on the Firm’s Associate Development Committee.