Kyler Humphrey’s practice focuses primarily on general business law, and the clients he serves are mostly closely held or family-owned in a broad range of industries such as real estate, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and hospitality.

Clients call upon him for legal advice and consultation in connection with their particular business enterprise looking to him as their outside general counsel. He advises on a broad range of legal issues from formation, tax and strategic planning, and operational issues to working with owners and other financial advisers and accountants in connection with developing his clients’ wealth preservation, exit strategies, estate planning, and/or business succession.

For more than 40 years, Kyler has represented clients in the hospitality industry, including golf courses, country clubs, hotels, and more than 40 St. Louis, Mo., restaurants.

‘During the operational phase and life of the clients’ business from formation to exit strategy, Kyler has counseled and supervised legal matters, including:

  • Initial formation, capitalization, and tax structure
  • Financing of business enterprises
  • Compliance with state and local laws
  • Employment matters, including executive contracts
  • Third-party contracts, including license and franchise documents and the licensing of intellectual property
  • Operating, owner’s and buy-sell agreements
  • Business succession, exit strategy, and estate planning
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  • J.D., Saint Louis University, 1973
  • B.A., Saint Louis University, 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1973

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1973


  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell


  • American Bar Association – Sections on Business Law, Taxation and Real Property
  • The Missouri Bar – Task Force on Limited Liability Company Legislation
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Saint Louis University Alumni Council
  • Energy Care Board of Directors
  • Home Builders Association
  • Lafayette Industries
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
  • Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises (AFHE)
  • Family Firm Institute