Meyer Selected as “Best M&A Provider” in St. Louis

John S. Meyer, Jr., Capes Sokol Shareholder, was recently recognized as a 2019 “Best M&A Provider” by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. The publication accepts nominations and surveys its readers for the best M&A providers in St. Louis. John was nominated for being one of the best advisors to business owners in St. Louis.

“Since beginning my career at Bryan Cave in 1984 and continuing with my role as chair of the Business and Finance and Real Estate practice groups at Capes Sokol, I have been privileged to represent the buyers and sellers of large, medium and small companies,” said John. “Recent transactions include Wallis Oil Companies’ acquisition of the U-Gas and Dirt Cheap Stores and Prism Medical USA’s purchase of distributors, including Argo-Century and Medcare Products, Inc.  When Prism Medical was acquired by Handicare of Sweden, Capes Sokol oversaw the roll-up merger of the North American companies into Handicare USA.  I enjoy the technical aspects of structuring the transaction as well as the give and take of negotiating a deal that achieves the buyer and the seller’s objectives.”

In addition to being named one of the “Best M&A Providers” in St. Louis, John was selected as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” St. Louis for Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers in America ©. An honor that is only given to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.


John S. Meyer Jr.

John S. Meyer, Jr. is widely recognized for guiding and resolving complex legal matters related to for-profit and non-profit companies, commercial real estate and business transactions. John is a talented collaborator who has represented clients in numerous commercial transactions and disputes resolved through litigation, mediation and arbitration over his span of more than 30 years in private practice. He presently serves for-profit and nonprofit clients in a wide variety of commercial transactions.

An active member of the St. Louis community, John S. Meyer, Jr. was recently elected President of the Loop Trolley Company Board. The Loop Trolley system is owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District and operated by the Loop Trolley Company, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. For more information about John, please visit his profile.


St. Louis Small Business Monthly, established in 1988, is a locally owned magazine focused on presidents, owners, CEOs, CFOs, and other top decision-makers from closely-held, privately and/or multi-generational family owned private in the St. Louis Region. Readers are from established companies of all sizes and have an average age of 25 years in business.


Capes Sokol is a St. Louis-based law firm focusing on corporate and real estate matters; business, commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation; tax litigation and controversy; white collar and other criminal defense matters; trusts and estates; entertainment and media; and digital currency and blockchain technology matters.

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