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Stacy Engles Wipfler


Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Lending
  • Leases
  • Other Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Development and Redevelopment
  • Real Estate Entity Financing
  • Real Estate Entity Formation and Joint Venture Structures

Experience at Work

Stacy works with national and local clients on leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, and all aspects of development, operations and management of retail, office and industrial projects. She assists clients with raw land development, lease up, urban development and mixed use leasing.

Stacy works on matters involving commercial real estate properties–from regional malls to office buildings and large warehouse projects–as well as the purchase, sale, financing and development of real property.

Prior to joining Capes Sokol, Stacy was a partner at a local law firm specializing in real estate law and a partner at an AmLaw 150 law firm where she led the firm’s retail real estate practice and was a founding member of the firm’s nationally recognized Retail Institute.

In the Community

Stacy is currently serving as Chair of the Board for the St. Louis Art Fair. She has served as the State Director and the Missouri/Kansas Government Relations Chair for the International Council of Shopping Centers, and as a Board Member for Covenant House and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

Awards & Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in America® | Real Estate, St. Louis (2021 – Present)

Knowledge & Insights


  • “The Death of Retail is Greatly Exaggerated.” Louis Business Journal. (2018)
  • “The New World of Brick-and-Mortar Retail.” JD Supra. (2018)
  • “Resuscitating Dead Malls.” Commercial Property Executive. (2015)

Admissions & Qualifications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri

Educational Background

  • BSFS, Georgetown University, cum laude (1990)
  • Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, summa cum laude (1988)
  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude (1999)

Leadership & Community Engagement

Current Leadership Positions

  • St. Louis Art Fair | Chair of the Board

Past Leadership Positions

  • International Council of Shopping Centers | State Director
  • International Council of Shopping Centers | Governmental Relations Chair (MO/KS)
  • St. Louis Art Fair | Vice Chair
  • Covenant House | Board Member
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce | Board Member

Professional Organizations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Civic & Community

  • St. Louis Art Fair
  • Covenant House
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce


Capes Sokol Continues Growth with Real Estate Group Additions