Experience at Work
A shareholder at Capes Sokol, John 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.
In the Community
John is committed to activities to benefit the St. Louis area. He is President of the Board of the Loop Trolley Company. In addition, he serves on the boards of Affinia Healthcare Foundation, St. Louis County Library Foundation, and Loop Trolley Company. He was chair of the Washington University School of Law Annual Giving Campaign and Eliot Society from 2008-2014, is a member of the National Council of Advisors, and was recently recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus. He serves as a Deputy to the Law School Eliot Committee. John is a past director and chair of The Loop Media Hub.
He was a member of the Boards of Trustees of Beyond Housing (Governmental Affairs Committee Chair), John Burroughs School (Building and Grounds Committee Chair), and he is a past president and current member of the Executive Committee of The Robert Burns Club of St. Louis.
John served 18 years as a Board Member of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, was a past President and Treasurer, and is currently a member of the Finance Committee. He served as President of the Board of Forsyth School and co-chaired a successful capital campaign there. He is a past Director of The City Museum and a former member of the Downtown Development Committee of St. Louis 2004.