Michael A. "Mike" Chivell

Michael A. "Mike" Chivell

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Recognized since 2009

St. Louis, Missouri

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Real Estate Law

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Mike Chivell was elected chairman of the firm in 2016 and focuses on client relations, strategic planning, community relations, and lateral recruitment.

From 2007-2016, Mike served as the firm’s managing partner and chaired its Executive Committee. In this role, Mike oversaw the strategic growth of the firm, including the expansion of the firm into Colorado by combining with a large group of attorneys practicing in the Denver market.

His practice focuses on general corporate matters with special emphasis upon responsibilities of boards of directors. He counsels a number of nonprofit entities, political subdivisions, corporations and privately held companies. In this role, he assists management with financial and legal matters as well as rights, responsibilities and governance issues. He has broad experience working with a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions including numerous mergers and acquisitions, commercial development and leasing, and corporate finance.

Mike Chivell received his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976 and J.D., with distinction, from University of Iowa School of Law in 1983.


  • 7700 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 1800
    St. Louis, MO 63105

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, Missouri State Bar
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association


  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis - Member
  • Blue Key - Member
  • Regional Business Council - Member
  • United States Law Firm Group - Secretary

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri

84 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

39 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Commercial
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
  • Finance
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Title Matters
  • Transactions


  • Recipient, Missouri Lawyers Weekly Law Firm Leader Award (2012) Read more: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/michael-chivell/?op=ceA&ajax=no
  • Trustee of The United States Law Firm Group®, a network of 18 independent firms with more than 5,900 lawyers operating globally
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2008-present); Super Lawyers®, Business Edition (2011-2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions (multiple years)
  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

"Although I am aware that the Zoo Museum District is a fairly small client, Mike Chivell has always made me feel that none of the district's concerns are insignificant. The district has always been provided with professional legal advice and prompt, attentive service."

- J. Patrick Dougherty (Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District)

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