Experienced, Trusted, and Award-Winning Business Legal Representation Delivered at Fair and Reasonable Rates
JOHN MARK HONGS, Principal Attorney
John is a business lawyer specializing in the areas of corporate formation and structure, commercial contracts, and real estate. His experience includes representing Fortune 500 Companies, other leading public corporations, banks and financial institutions, land holding companies and trusts, shopping mall developers, private equity funds, municipalities, and closely-held entities. He is also a recognized and peer-reviewed business litigator having significant successes in both jury and judge-tried cases.
I believe in providing people a direct path to their personal goals.
The way I do this is by helping them succeed in business.
I just happen to be a business lawyer.
Licensure & Court
Missouri, Illinois, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri; J.D., May 2002
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; B.A.
Significant Representative Matters
"AV Preeminent" Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, denoting that a lawyer has acheived the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
Selected to Super Lawyers 2022 in Business Law by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
Top Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas 2022; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 2022; KS Magazine, October 2022
"Rising Stars" awarded in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, a distinction earned by no more than two-and-a-half percent of all lawyers in the state of Missouri.
Top Attorneys, Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2012; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 2012; KS Magazine, October 2012
Lectures and Seminars
"Drafting LLC Agreements: Essential Skills and Hands-On Training"; National Business Institute Seminar
"Draft Documents That Protect Everyone's Interests"; National Business Institute Seminar
"The Anti-Contact Rule for Business Lawyers and Litigators - When Can You Speak to Adversaries or Their Current and Former Employees and Agents?"; WestLegalEdCenter
"Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Essentials"; National Business Institute
"Choosing the Right Legal Entity and Issues in Small Business"; Veterans Business Resource Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Associations & Activities
Missouri Asian American Bar Association
Rotary Club International, Club 11
The Northwest Chamber of Commerce (Saint Louis, Missouri)
Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) of St. Louis
Asian American Chamber of Commerce Foundation
OCA - MAAP (Mentoring Asian American Professionals)