Danielle M. Durban
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Danielle M. Durban


“What the big print giveth, the small print taketh away.” -Tom Waits

Areas of Concentration

  • Entity Formation and Structuring
  • Business Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Transactions and Finance
  • Trademark and Copyright
  • Social Media and Advertising Law
  • Commercial Real Estate

Experience at Work

Dani believes the law is just one part of a client’s needs. Because of that, she is committed to thoroughly understanding each of her client’s business goals, mission, and values in order to provide effective and efficient solutions unique to each client’s business. In doing so, she relies on more than just legal knowledge.

Having worked with a variety of businesses as a graphic and web artist for over a decade, Dani learned the importance of figuring out how to translate a client’s vision into a client’s reality. Applying this approach to the legal world, Dani makes sure to always view a client’s legal needs in relation to their business goals, striving to create harmony between the two. This creative and results-driven approach has proven successful—in both the legal outcome and in the satisfaction of the client.

Dani has worked with television production companies, movie production companies, digital entertainment companies, software development companies, restaurateurs, artists, actors, authors, and entrepreneurs in connection with their business formation, deal structure, network contracts, rights acquisition, IP licensing, software licensing, and copyright and trademark protection.

Dani focuses on entity formation and structuring, business disputes, commercial transactions, real estate, copyrights, and trademarks. Dani joined Capes Sokol as a Summer Associate and continued working with the firm as a Law Clerk throughout her 3L year.

In The Community

Dani is extremely involved in the start-up and entrepreneur community, developing business relationships initially as a freelance graphic and web artist and then continuing to foster those relationships as an attorney.

She is an active volunteer at a pro bono legal clinic hosted by Grace Hill Settlement House. The legal clinic is part of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Community Economic Development Program, which assists low income entrepreneurs and small non-profits who do not have the resources to obtain basic legal assistance.

Dani currently serves on the Board of The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to fostering, promoting, and encouraging young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances. The Foundation also provides unique opportunities and develops educational performing arts programs focused on young artists.


Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • ABA Young Lawyers
    • ABA Business
    • ABA Intellectual Property

Awards and Designations

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Dean’s List

Licensed to Practice

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


  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (2018)
  • B.A., Communications, Political Science, and Pre-Law, Loyola University Chicago (2013)



Capes Sokol Programs

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