Litigation

Resolving complex disputes with the power of perspective.

The attorneys in the Capes Sokol Litigation practice use a collaborative, team-oriented approach to managing and resolving a wide-variety of complex disputes in the most cost-effective manner. This approach, combined with a broad range of knowledge and experience, gives us the perspective we need to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

We have successfully represented clients in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels in complex business, real estate, construction, trust, employment, securities, insurance, personal injury, product liability and toxic tort claims, and property diminution litigation. We regularly handle matters before administrative agencies and arbitration panels. In addition, we negotiate on behalf of clients to achieve resolution pre-litigation, through mediation and other non-judicial methods.

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Services

  • Business and contractual disputes | Enforcement of contractual rights | Tort litigation | Fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty

  • Closely-held business, partnerships and joint venture disputes | Business divorce and dissolution

  • Trust and estate litigation | Fiduciaries | Valuation of trust and estate assets | Will contests | Removal of trustees | Breach of trust agreements | Undue influence | Conflicts of interest

  • Construction and real estate disputes | Lender disbursement timing | Mechanic’s liens | Change orders | Construction defects | Closing and title insurance conflicts | Real estate partitions | Lease disputes | Purchase disagreements

  • Securities litigation | Backdating stock options | Mergers and acquisitions | Insider trading | IPOs | FINRA disputes

  • Employment and non-competition agreements | Temporary restraining | Preliminary and permanent injunctions | Declaratory relief

  • Lease disputes | Property rights | Breach of lease | Breach of warranty | Rent and possession

  • Insurance coverage | Risk mitigation | Commercial liability and property | Environmental | Business interruption | Errors and omissions | Medical liability

  • Property taxation | County Boards of Equalization | Missouri State Tax Commission | Missouri courts

  • Mechanic’s lien litigation

  • Class-action lawsuits

  • Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death | Medical negligence | Auto, airplane and railroad accidents | Dangerous premises | Defective products

Team

Practice Group Chair

Adam E Miller
Adam E. Miller
Shareholder

Attorneys

Rachel P. Berland
Associate
Andrew W. Blackwell
Associate
Drey A. Cooley
Shareholder and Associate General Counsel
Michael W. Cromwell
Michael W. Cromwell
Associate
Lisa N. DeBord
Lisa N. DeBord
Associate
Amy L. Fehr
Shareholder
Jacqueline D. Gebhardt
Jacqueline D. Gebhardt
Associate
Mark E. Goodman
Mark E. Goodman
Senior Counsel
Executive
Sheila Greenbaum
Senior Counsel
Jonathan S. Jones
Jonathan S. Jones
Associate
Intellectual Property
Michael A. Kahn
Senior Counsel
Katherine D. Landfried
Associate
Litigation
Gary R. Sarachan
General Counsel
Aaron E. Schwartz
Aaron E. Schwartz
Associate
Susan L. Werstak
Shareholder

Paralegals

Megan L. Haupt
Paralegal
Rita M. Marsh; Litigation Paralegal; Capes Sokol
Rita M. Marsh
Paralegal
Carolyn A. Mulligan
Senior Litigation Paralegal
Siobhan M. Murphy; Capes Sokol: Litigation; Paralegal
Siobhan M. Murphy
Paralegal
Steven M. Ohrt
Paralegal
Alexandria P. Schulte
Paralegal

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