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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 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 President of Westwood Country Club.

Awards & Designations

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® | Lawyer of the Year: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, St. Louis (2022)
  • 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 – Present)
  • 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, Unsung Heroes (2017)
  • Crown Center for Senior Living, Leadership Award (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Leadership

  • Westwood Country Club | President (Present)
  • Westwood Country Club | Vice President (2019-2021)
  • Westwood Country Club | Board of Governors (Present)
  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center | Executive Committee (Present)
  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center | Vice Chair, Board of Directors (Present)
  • Henry and Gladys Crown Center for Senior Living | President (2010 – 2014)
  • Henry and Gladys Crown Center for Senior Living | Board Chair (Past)
  • Henry and Gladys Crown Center for Senior Living | Council of Life Member

Memberships & Associations

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association |  Business Law Section
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar

Civic & Charitable

  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center
  • Henry and Gladys Crown Center for Senior Living
  • Westwood Country Club

Knowledge & Insights

  • “When May a Sovereign be Held Liable for the Act of Her Instrumentalities Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.” Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, Vol. 1. 1994

Admissions & Qualifications

Bar & Court Admissions

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

Educational Background

  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law (1995)
  • B.A., International Relations, Tulane University (1992)
Eighteen Capes Sokol Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers in America
Cohen Named a 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis
Capes and Cohen Named as 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis