Charles E. Valier

Attorney at Law

Charles E. Valier

Charles E. Valier concentrates his practice in health care finance, commercial lending, real estate finance, corporate merger, acquisition and finance transactions, as well as tax-exempt bond financing. He advises a wide variety of business organizations including profit and nonprofit entities, health care providers and commercial lending companies.

Mr. Valier serves as counsel to participants in a large number of asset acquisitions and mergers. He represents health care providers before state regulatory agencies. In addition, he acts as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel or lender’s counsel in numerous financings for multi-family housing projects, assisted living and nursing homes, and other nonprofit organizations.

Charlie was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2006 and 2007 in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions. He earned his B.A. from Yale University, his M.L.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law. In addition, he served in the United States Marine Corps, the Missouri House of Representatives, as Counsel to the Governor of Missouri, and as Police Commissioner for the City of St. Louis.

Representative Clients

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Saint Louis University
  • Gershman Investment Corp.
  • General Baptist Nursing Home
  • Area Rescue Consortium of Hospitals (ARCH)
  • City of St. Louis
  • St. Louis Housing Authority

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Sale of Abbott Ambulance, Inc. to Medical Transport Management, Inc.
  • Sale of Area Rescue Consortium of Hospitals (ARCH) to Air Methods Corporation
  • Sale of Group Health Plan to Coventry Corp.
  • Purchase of Life Force for Abbott Ambulance
  • City of St. Louis Airport Bonds
  • State of Missouri, Board of Public Buildings, State Facilities

Recent Publications or News

  • “La Crise de 1558: Conflit Theologique ou Politique,” Revue Historique Vaudoise, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2011
  • “The personality of Pierre Viret,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, October 2011
  • “American Banking Transactions” presented to the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, April 1992

Community Service & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Bingham Trust, Chairman, 1985-Present
  • Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District, Member, 2012-Present
  • Civil War Preservation Trust, Washington, DC, Trustee, 1997-2003
    Honorary Trustee, 2003-Present
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
    Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006-2007
  • Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Commission, Treasurer, 2003-2004
  • Zoological Park Subdistrict of the Zoo Museum District of the City and County of St. Louis Commissioner, Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and Director, 1977-1980, 1981-1985, 1990-1997
  • Merit Selection Commission to select the U.S. District Attorney and U.S. Marshall for the Eastern District of Missouri, Chairman, 1990
  • Downtown St. Louis, Inc., Board of Directors, 1969-1985
  • Board of Police Commissioners of the City of St. Louis, Vice President, 1981-1985
  • Regional Justice Information System of St. Louis, Commissioner, 1981-1983
  • Danforth Foundation St. Louis Leadership Program, 1979-1980
  • Counsel to the Governor of Missouri, 1973-1977
  • Missouri Housing Development Commission, Governor’s Representative, 1973-1977
  • Missouri State Employee’s Retirement System, Trustee, 1973-1977
  • Loretto-Hilton Theatre, Inc., Board of Directors and Secretary, 1970-1976
  • Missouri General Assembly, Member, 1967-1973
  • Union Sarah Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 1968-1973
  • Missouri Reorganization Commission, 1971-1973
  • New City School, Board of Directors, 1971-1972
  • Aloys P. Kaufman Award of Public Service, 1970
  • Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University, Missouri Representative to conference of outstanding legislators, 1970
  • St. Louis Jaycees, Distinguished Service Award, 1970
  • St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Award for Meritorious Public Service, 1970

Military Service

  • United States Marine Corps, 1962-1968
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