Stephanie Hosler focuses her practice on business and transactional counseling, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Her clients represent numerous industries, including telecommunications, banking, life sciences and private equity. Prior to arriving in St. Louis, Hosler graduated from law school at Northwestern University and worked as an attorney in Chicago.
What are your proudest career accomplishments?
My proudest career accomplishment was becoming involved with and later becoming a trustee of City Academy, an independent school in St Louis that aims to provide families in unaccredited or underperforming school districts with an opportunity for exceptional education.
What inspired you to get involved in the public service or justice system?
My mother and father inspired me to become involved in the justice system. My parents were both immigrants to the U.S. and always impressed on me the importance of every single person having equal rights. My parents believed that words mattered and that you could change people’s views with your words. The justice system allowed me to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives through words.
What is the best advice you have given or received?
The best advice I ever received was that failure is not a bad word. Every single successful person I have met has experienced failure and the difference between those individuals and others is how they react to their failures.
What is something that would surprise people about you?
My parents immigrated to the U.S. from South America and Ireland. Growing up in a family with traditions from Ireland and South America helped shape me to who I am today.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is helping others. I enjoy working through complex issues and helping others find a solution that works for them.
When you were growing up, what did you want to be?
I always wanted to be a professional basketball player. I always loved the excitement leading up to the game and the competition. It also helped that I lived in Indiana, where basketball is cherished.