David AsmusManaging Director


David brings more than 35 years of professional experience in business transactions counseling to his Clients. His experience includes advising buyers, sellers, equity investors, and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, succession planning, and related transitional matters.  He retired from his legal practice in January 2018.

Prior to joining CKS, David was a partner in several St. Louis, Missouri law firms where he represented business ownership interests and local, regional and, national banks as well as commercial finance groups regarding a wide range of transactional matters. Over the course of his professional career he handled numerous complex M&A transactions as well as workout, restructuring, and reorganization matters for lenders and business interests.

Education: David received his J.D. from St. Louis University and his B.A. from Saint Ambrose University in Iowa.