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Jeffrey A. Cohen

Managing Shareholder

Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Transactions and Finance
  • Real Estate Transactions and Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Business Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Business Organization & Succession Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)

Experience at Work

Jeffrey serves as Managing Shareholder and President of Capes Sokol. He is recognized for his proficiency in guiding and resolving complex legal matters and disputes related to business transactions and commercial real estate. Jeffrey has experience across a wide range of industries, including real estate, distribution, manufacturing and service businesses.

At Capes Sokol, Jeffrey also focuses on the representation of closely-held businesses and their owners through the entire life of the company, including mergers and acquisitions, contract arrangements, business and succession planning, financing, corporate governance and other general business matters. He previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Simon, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

In the Community

Jeffrey is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations, as well as serving as a board member and officer of several for-profit and not-for-profit entities.

  • Jeffrey is a Past-President and former Board Chair for the Henry and Gladys Crown Center for Senior Living, an independent living community for low-income seniors. Jeffrey currently serves as a permanent Council of Life member.
  • Jeffrey is a member of the Board of Directors for Givable, a St. Louis-based charity whose mission is to empower individuals and businesses to fuel change by making giving easy, social, and interactive.
  • Jeffrey serves on the Executive Committee and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Jewish Community Center, a multi-generational gathering place, offering a variety of programs and services for the greater St. Louis community.
  • Jeffrey serves as a member of the Board of Governors and the Vice President of Westwood Country Club.

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Missouri Bar

Awards & Designations

  • Missouri Lawyers WeeklyLaw Firm Leader, 2019
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top 100 St. Louisans to Know To Succeed In Business, 2017
  • St. Louis Jewish Light, 2017 Unsung Heroes, 2017
  • Crown Center for Senior Living, Leadership Award, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), St. Louis, 2019 & 2021
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), St. Louis, 2016– Present
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, St. Louis, 2016– Present
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyer, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated


  • “When May a Sovereign be Held Liable for the Act of Her Instrumentalities Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act,” Vol. 1 TLSJCIL (Spring 1994)

Licensed to Practice

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


  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law (1995)
    • Editor, Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law (1994-1995)
  • B.A., International Relations, Tulane University (1992)
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