Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States and in China, is proud to announce that John S. Beulick has been elected managing partner of the firm, effective June 1, 2016. Former managing partner Michael A. Chivell has been elected chairman of the firm.

“We’re fortunate to have John as the next leader of our firm,” said Chivell. “I’m confident that he will bring a passionate commitment to the values of our firm and deliver for our clients.”

Beulick has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, which includes securing and enforcing patent rights for national and international clients. He joined Armstrong Teasdale in 1995 as an associate after serving in various capacities in the legal organization of General Electric Company and is a registered U.S. patent attorney. He was elected partner in 1996, and has played a significant role in establishing and growing the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, which the St. Louis Business Journal has named the largest patent practice in St. Louis for nine consecutive years.

“Mike’s strong, unwavering leadership has positioned our firm well for sustained growth,” said Beulick. “I am honored that my partners have entrusted me to serve as managing partner and I am deeply committed to our people, our clients and our mission – exceeding expectations and excellent client service.”

Having served on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2002, Beulick has been very actively involved in opening and growing the firm’s Las Vegas and Denver offices, and played an integral role in firm management prior to this election.

Beulick is listed in Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law. He has been named a Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer® and was also featured in the Super Lawyers® Business Edition. Beulick is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Chivell has served as managing partner since 2007. He joined the firm in 1983 as an associate and in 1990 was elected partner. As chairman, Chivell will focus on client relations, strategic planning, community relations, and lateral recruitment.

About Armstrong Teasdale: With lawyers in offices across the United States and in China, Armstrong Teasdale LLP has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 18 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is listed in the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, please visit