Eric Walter has extensive state and federal litigation experience in a wide-range of complex commercial and business cases that include: a religious conference center prevailing in a long-running corporate governance and property dispute; a major men’s retail chain defeating false advertising claims by different state-wide classes of customers; and a publicly-traded company defeating breach of fiduciary duty claims by a national class of former stockholders.
In his practice, Eric serves privately owned businesses, publicly traded companies and nonprofit corporations. A significant portion of this work involves the defending class action lawsuits brought against various business entities. Many of the cases involve allegations of fraud, false advertising, unfair trade practices and breaches of state and federal consumer protection laws.
Eric also represents clients in matters alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and copyright infringement. He also provides counsel in workplace cases involving claims such as discrimination and violation of non-compete and nonsolicitation provisions.
He also represents businesses and individuals in the legalized marijuana industry. He has successfully represented companies applying for state licenses to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana and its byproducts. In this area, Eric advises clients on state and federal regulations governing not only the operation of legalized marijuana businesses, but also the solicitation of and contracting with investors and other business partners.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1999||05/17/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1998||01/08/2013|
|Partner||Armstrong Teasdale||2014 - Present|
|Member||Guilfoil Petzall & Shoemake, LLC||2000 - 2014|
|Assistant Attorney General||Missouri Attorney General's Office||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan||Committee member||2014 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Committee Chair||2002 - 2014|
|Executive Board of Missouri Baptist Convention v. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, 280 S.W.3d 678 (Mo. Ct. App. 2009)||The Court held that our client was not subject to the control that the plaintiff association attempted to impose.|
|Hot Light Brands, L.L.C. v. Harris Realty Inc., 912 N.E.2d 258 (Ill. App. Ct. 2009)||The Court held that our client's real estate was not subject to the developer's attempts to impose discretionary use restrictions.|
|Waldron, et al. v. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.||The Court dismissed all the claims against our client.|
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|Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review||Balancing Local Concerns with CERCLA Policies: The Importance of Perspective in Considering the Application of Federal Mandates||1998|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Education||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Continuing Legal Education||False and Deceptive Advertising Claims||2015|
|Continuing Legal Education||Employment Law Issues and Best Practices||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||E-Discovery||2008|