OUR NAME

Founded in 2003, our firm takes its name from a Greek mythological symbol, the aegis, referred to as a protective shield in the Illiad.  In Greek mythological times, the aegis was traditionally regarded as a symbol of sponsorship, protection and authority.  We adopted this symbolism because we believe in sponsoring and protecting the interests of our clients.

OUR REPUTATION

We are recognized as market leaders in the areas of venture, banking, securities, real estate, construction and general corporate law.  Since our beginning, we have been known for our passion and commitment to developing a modern law firm with a business model that works both for our unique, fast-growing group of clients and the legal professionals who serve them.

OUR CULTURE

We firmly believe that the best way to ensure success for our clients is to create an environment where collegiality, teamwork, mutual support and respect are central to how our team engages with each other and with clients.  Our team consists of experienced professionals who are open to new ideas and who dare to challenge existing structures to find the best solutions.

EXPERIENCED TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

From the AEGIS Blog, Podcast & News…

South Dakota v. Wayfair Decision: Compliance Chart

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Businesses are now facing multi-state sales and use taxation as a result of the US Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al. in June. However, state level statutes, regulations and rulings [...]

South Dakota V. Wayfair & What It Means for Your Business

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

If you’re curious about the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair Decision and it’s repercussions, we have all of the information that you’ll need to adapt to new policies surrounding economic nexus, cross-border taxation, and more. [...]

4 Myths About Divorce Mediation That Are Still Widely Believed

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Whether you’re heading into divorce with a basic agreement or you and your spouse can’t agree about much, mediation can help. But there are a lot of rumors about mediation floating around that simply aren’t [...]

Divorcing When You Have 3 or More Children: Best and Worst Practices

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Divorce is never easy. For larger families divorce can be even more complicated, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Preparation, getting the right support, and making sure you educate yourself on the right and [...]

Fascinating Lessons From the Case of Mattel v. MGA/Barbie v. Bratz (Part II)

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

In Part I of this story [link to Part I], we talked about the infamous case where Barbie sued Bratz. The mastermind behind the glamorous Bratz dolls, Carter Bryant, worked for Mattel as a Barbie [...]

Fascinating Lessons From the Case of Mattel v. MGA/Barbie v. Bratz (Part I)

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Barbie is an icon. A fashion forward doll and the first of its kind marketed to American girls, Barbie is a style and toy giant. But when the Bratz dolls came along in the early [...]

The Removal of Verified Amazon Reviews Wreaks Havoc on Amazon Sellers and Confuses Buyers

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Amazon, one of the world’s top ecommerce sites, fights a constant battle against fake reviews posted by sellers trying to give their products a boost. Removing reviews is nothing new for Amazon. The online giant [...]

How Can You Sell Your Business When Amazon Says Its Seller Accounts Aren’t Transferable?

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The internet has opened many doors for merchants, big and small. With the advent of online marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, Shopify, WalMart and Ebay, sellers can more easily get their merchandise into the hands of [...]

“AEGIS consistently was the driver to getting the deal done! AEGIS did not accept “no” or “there’s not enough time” as an answer – they just jumped through hoops to make things happen! I know all of the outside professional firms that worked on this deal were extremely impressed with the capabilities and performance of AEGIS in this deal.”
Tom Wilcher, CEO, Soft Surroundings
“Succinctly put, Scott Levine is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. Add to that the fact that he’s a great lawyer (in the best possible sense of the word) and you’ve got an invaluable asset to the innovation ecosystem of our region. He has done a remarkable job in developing a firm that can service virtually every need of early to mid-stage companies from business planning, capital sourcing, deal making, deal closing…and everything in between. Moreover, his commitment to the nonprofit sector through AEGIS’ Stetin Center further differentiates his firm as being one of the best resources for entrepreneurs–commercial or social–in the St. Louis region and beyond.”
Chris Miller, CEO, The Mission Center
“I have known Art Fillmore for more than a decade. We are both friends and business associates. We have worked on various M&A opportunities over the years, so I can attest that he is tops in this field. I strongly endorse his business and legal prowess in general and am happy to be a reference for him.”
Gordon Snyder, Board of Directors, American Century
“AEGIS, Scott and I have fought litigants, done acquisitions, and defended business rights for over 15 years. We have had positive results on every project, been connectors for each other and become great friends.”
Tom Epstein, Continental Research Corporation
“We have worked with Aegis for years. They are the perfect resource for an entrepreneurial company like ours. Why? Because they are one themselves… they just get us! We work with Mark on all our legal issues and he is so fast and responsive- you’d think he already knew what we were going to ask.”

Dan Klein, Spoke Marketing
“I retained AEGIS to validate and freshen the business plan for Adnorm. Their work product had great research and was very thorough. AEGIS has a great grasp on business practices and was very helpful in general. Its work was one reason why I recommended her firm to be considered for a project for an insurance company where I serve on the Board of Directors.”

Ewin Barnett, CEO, VinLogx
“Working with AEGIS over the past couple years has been great! I don’t think many business owners would be able to say that about their legal services, but the entire AEGIS team has been professional, quick, and extremely knowledgeable any time we have had any legal concerns. Not only has AEGIS been quick to answer our questions, they also have been great about actually listening to our concerns and helping us find the best solutions for our business.”

Quentin Ortega, Vice President, Lumate
“Art Fillmore has done a wonderful job for me in many avenues of legal and business consultation. Without his knowledge, and my willingness to take the guidance; my business wouldn’t be as strong or as presentable to the market. I feel 100% confident when I send him to my clients that I have little to worry about and he understands the goal of getting to the finish line and making the deal happen. He doesn’t watch the clock, he is there to walk with you down the path to a successful outcome. He is the only one I call for legal and business counsel.”
Chad Peterson, Peterson Acquisitions, Inc.
“Scott Levine is a thoughtful attorney, which is saying a lot. A good attorney will be knowledgeable, methodical, and disciplined, but Scott is also thoughtful in another, more profound way. Scott genuinely cares about his clients, their situations, and their businesses. Scott is certainly a very creative, strategic mind, just as others have indicated, but his authentic appreciation for his clients deserves notice.”
Elliot Frick, CEO, BigWideSky
“I have worked with Scott Levine professionally for many years and highly recommend his unique services to new and established entrepreneurs. Aegis is not a traditional law firm, but a team of professionals that go beyond legal needs to be a true consultant, advisor, confidant, and advocate for clients.

Scott is an “outside the box” thinker and has built a professional service organization the will be the model for new generation firms that leverage technology, expertise, and relationships in a way to enhance client service and delivery.”

John Gatewood, CEO, The Gatewood Group
“Scott is one of the most energetic and innovative entrepreneurs i have had the pleasure of knowing. He is CONSTANTLY in motion: never satisfied with today, always looking towards tomorrow.

One of a handful of “must know” businesspersons, Scott is a connector and a deal maker; a man that you would be well-served in having as a professional acquaintance.”

Jeff Stein, Brand Architect
“AEGIS is not our “corporate lawyer.” Rather, their team is an extension of our team more than any other law firm we’ve worked with. From standard contract law to M&A to litigation, there is so much depth to their bench that we instinctively pick up the call any time we need counsel. And we do so not fearing the time clock as their group knows what a company our size needs and what our budgets are. It gives us confidence to have them in our corner.”
Brian Cross, Elasticity
“I have had the pleasure of working with Robert Gold and AEGIS Professional Services for several years now. Robert and AEGIS have not only provided us top notch legal advice and excellent responsive service but have been a solid source of referrals and value added business insight. They have been great to work with and really understand the needs of the entrepreneurial and middle market companies.”
Richard Beleutz, Alternative Investment Resources
“I greatly appreciate Robert Gold’s capabilities as an attorney, and as a general business advisor. As an entrepreneur, I rely on a select team to help me build successful businesses; Robert has always provide sound advise, wise considerations and solid networking.”
John Frankot, President & Founder,Triple R Media, Inc.
“‘Fun’ or ‘Enjoayable’ are not words that anyone has ever used when describing their legal situation. However, having someone in your corner that cares, that is responsive and that understands your needs is paramount to your relationship. I have been working with Joel Green for over 8 years now and what makes him so crucial to our business is the fact that he has taken the time to understand our business, our needs and most importantly the personal aspects of what we do. Joel Green is more than just an attorney – he is a trusted advisor and partner.”
Salvatore Cincotta, President Salvatore CIncotta Photography, Inc.