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Gary R. Sarachan

General Counsel

“The key is not the will to win–everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Regulation Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Experience at Work

Gary is an experienced trial attorney, primarily representing businesses in litigation matters. Closely held corporations and other business entities seek his counsel in all matters of commercial litigation, including shareholder and internal business disputes. Gary has handled administrative law issues related to professional disciplinary actions for many years.

In 2007, the Missouri Supreme Court appointed Gary to its Regional Disciplinary Committee for Region X. Gary served until January 1, 2016, and was appointed Committee Chair in 2012. He also served for several years as Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee.

A founding member of the firm, Gary serves as General Counsel to Capes Sokol. In his role as General Counsel, Gary oversees legal matters, ethics, conflicts, and loss prevention for Capes Sokol.

In the Community

Gary teaches advanced trial practice as an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law. He also taught in the school’s pre-trial procedure clinical program.

In his free time, Gary also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Jazz St. Louis, a nonprofit organization that promotes jazz and jazz education in the area.

Gary was formerly an Administrative Law Judge for the City of St. Louis Civil Service Commission and a Provisional Municipal Judge for the City of St. Louis, Missouri.

Memberships & Associations

  • Founding Member and Director of the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union Legal Committee
  • Missouri Bar

Awards & Designations

Presentations

  • Ethics,” National Business Institute, St. Louis, MO, June 2017
  • “Legal Ethics for the LLC Attorney”, National Business Institute, St. Louis, MO, June 2018

Licensed to Practice

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (1974)
  • B.S., Business Administration, Boston University (1971)
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