Request for Proposals for Legal Services

Submission deadline has been extended on a rolling basis.

The Partnership seeks a qualified attorney or law firm to provide outside counsel services to support its in-house legal functions in several areas. The successful attorney or law firm must carry professional malpractice insurance coverage. Any attorney designated to provide any portion of the Services must be a member in good standing of the Missouri Bar. The outside counsel services are sought and may be utilized, on an as needed basis, in the following practice areas:

  • General Operations: Providing legal counsel to the Partnership, its Board, and staff across a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, including, but not limited to, environmental law (Brownfield projects), federal grant administration, securities, insurance/risk management, non-profit corporation governance, and administrative law.
  • Landlord-Tenant: As landlord, commercial leasing, collections, and evictions.
  • Employment Law: Transactional, administrative, and litigation legal services in the area of employment law, including, but not limited to, employment policies, employment contracts, and personnel matters.
  • Quasi-governmental and local government law:
    o Review and analysis of discrete questions of law involving ethics and governmental conflicts of interest;
    o Public procurement process and contracts;
    o Compliance with Missouri’s Open Records Laws (Chapter 610, RSMo.); and
    o Compliance with applicable statutory and administrative requirements.

Updated 4.27.2022
The selected individuals and/or firms will report to and be managed by the Partnership’s General Counsel. PLEASE NOTE: The Partnership will consider proposals from firms able to provide expertise in one or more of the categories numbered 1-4 above, and the Partnership reserves the right to select multiple firms. As a result, all interested firms are encouraged to submit proposals, even if a particular firm is not able or interested to provide Services in all four categories.

See full RFP here.

Proposals are on a rolling basis
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
ATTN: Howl Bean II
7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(314) 615-7663
[email protected]