Business & Finance

Helping you succeed in a fast-moving world.

Successful businesses share four common traits: visionary leadership, sound planning, excellent execution and responsive legal counsel. The attorneys in Capes Sokol’s Business and Finance practice help build success by representing individuals, publicly held corporations, large and small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

We serve as a partner to help you navigate the relationships and transactions necessary to start, grow and nurture your business. It starts with uncommon attention to learning our client’s goals and unique situation. We listen to you, your business and legal advisors, and even opposing counsel. Why? Because our experience has shown us that it’s the best way to provide the objective analysis and creative solutions you need to find success.

Practice in Action

  • Affinia Healthcare
  • Bernardo Group
  • Eagle Bank
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • Forsyth School
  • Grace Hill Settlement House
  • Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls
  • Hilliker Corporation
  • Jewish Community Center of St. Louis
  • Joe Edwards and Loop Hotels
  • Prism Medical
  • St. Louis Office for Developmental Disabilities Resources, Inc.
  • Shelby County State Bank
  • Summit Distributing
  • SupplyOne Inc.
  • The Staenberg Group
  • Triumph Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Wallis Oil Companies

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  • Articles of organization or incorporation | Customized organizational documents for both for profit and nonprofit organizations

  • Buy/sell agreements for equity holders | All stages of buy/sell negotiations

  • Closely-held business, partnership and joint venture agreements

  • Contract preparation and negotiation | Supply agreements | Equipment leases | Purchase agreements | Service agreements

  • Corporate governance | Clarification of duties | Conflicts of interest

  • Corporate records compliance

  • Dispute resolutions between shareholders or members

  • Employment noncompete agreements | Protecting client interests | Conflicts of interest

  • Executive compensation agreements | Deferred compensation agreements | Stock option plans

  • Formation of business entities

  • Healthcare | Formation of businesses | Hospital relations | Medical school relations

  • Leasing | Equipment | Offices | Shopping centers

  • Lending and commercial finance

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Acquiring and disposing of businesses | Mergers | Stock sales | Asset sales | Bankruptcy 363 sales | Liquidations | Dissolutions

  • Operating agreements | Single- and multi-member limited liability companies | Governance | Decision making | Equity holders’ rights

  • Real estate transactions | Acquisitions | Sales | Development | Financing

  • Registered agent services | Legal notices

  • Tax advice | Related to various corporate transactions


Practice Group Chair

John S. Meyer, Jr.


Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir
Jeffrey A. Cohen
Managing Shareholder
Douglas S. Dove
Danielle Durban; Intellectual Property; Business; Copyright; Trademark; Play Gloria; Blues; St. Louis; St. Louis Blues; St. Louis; Law; Arch Apparel; Gloria; T-shirt Design; Logo
Danielle M. Durban
L. Ross Gaddis
Sheila Greenbaum
Senior Counsel
Alexandra L. Hemphill
Sarah J. Luem
Brian J. Sabin
Pete Salsich III
Of Counsel
Michelle F. Schwerin
Andrew B. Shanfeld
Drew H. Westbrook

Other Professionals

Robin L. Steiner
Manager, Business & Finance and Real Estate Services

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