DECATUR, Ill.—Adding to its national corporate finance practice, Stinson Leonard Street LLP announced that Stuart Funderburg joined the firm as a partner in the Decatur, Ill. office.
Funderburg joins the firm from Fortune 50 company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), where he has worked since 1998, most recently serving in the role of Chief Corporate & Securities Counsel and Assistant Secretary. In this role, he led ADM's securities law compliance, capital markets and corporate governance efforts. In this role, he led ADM's securities law compliance, capital markets and corporate governance efforts. He also previously served as Associate General Counsel for ADM's Europe, Asia and Africa operating regions, working closely with senior management to advise on a wide variety of complex legal matters, as well as assisting with the development of business strategy and evaluation of potential transactions.
In addition to his extensive experience in connection with securities law compliance, capital markets and corporate governance matters, Funderburg brings significant experience leading complex transactional matters, including joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactional matters. "Having served as the lead securities lawyer for one of the largest companies in the world, Stuart has led a wide variety of large, complex transactions, including significant capital markets transactions. In addition, Stuart brings with him to Stinson a unique understanding of how best outside counsel can serve their clients in order to plan, strategize and solve problems effectively and efficiently," said Jack Bowling, the co-chair of the firm's corporate finance group. "Our clients will benefit from the addition of Stuart to our deep bench of corporate finance attorneys." Funderburg joins one of the largest corporate finance teams in the Midwest. Attorneys spread across the firm's geographic footprint provide a full range of corporate finance related services to both private and publicly held companies and investment firms. Stinson attorneys have deep industry knowledge and deliver responsive client service on each matter. "Stuart is an incredibly talented attorney who knows the agribusiness industry from the inside out. He has the kind of experience and industry knowledge our clients demand. He has closed multi-million and multi-billion dollar financial transactions around the globe for a Fortune 50 company for nearly two decades," said Scott Roberts, the managing partner of the firm's Decatur office. "We are thrilled that he is joining our team."