Hall-Render co-founder returns to law firm

September 5, 2009

A co-founder of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC is returning to the downtown law firm more than a decade after he left it.

Rex Killian will lead the firm’s governance consulting practice, which serves both not-for-profit and for-profit health care clients. Hall Render boasts one of the largest health care practices in the nation.


Killian left the firm in 1998 to become the first general counsel of the Daughters of Charity National Health System. He served as the transaction lawyer in its consolidation with the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System. That deal resulted in the formation of St. Louis-based Ascension Health.

Ascension is the largest not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and operates St. Vincent Health.

Killian left Ascension in 2007 to start Killian & Associates LLC, an independent health care and governance consultancy.

Hall Render was founded in 1967. With 85 lawyers, it is the eighth-largest firm in the city, according to its latest figures provided to IBJ.



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