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Capes & Cohen Named as 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers recently selected both David V. Capes and Jeffrey A. Cohen as a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

David was recognized for Litigation and ControversyTax, while Jeff was honored in the Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) category. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in the St. Louis area receives the “Lawyer of the Year” designation.

In addition, twenty other Capes Sokol attorneys, representing every practice area of the firm, were chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 edition.

David V. Capes

David V. Capes, senior counsel and a founder of Capes Sokol, has continuously been recognized as one of the top white collar defense attorneys in St. Louis. For over 40 years, David has concentrated his practice in tax and white collar criminal matters, defending individuals and businesses under investigation for and/or charged with federal tax and other white collar crimes.

For over 30 years he served as an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law, teaching a course on tax fraud prosecutions in the graduate tax program. This year marks the fourth time David has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for the Litigation and Controversy-Tax practice area.

For additional information about David, please visit his profile.

Jeffrey A. Cohen

Jeffrey A. Cohen serves as Managing Shareholder and President of Capes Sokol and is a co-founder of the firm. Jeff has experience across a wide range of industries, including real estate, distribution, manufacturing and service businesses.

He 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. Jeff is active in several civic and charitable organizations, including service as a board member and officer of several for-profit and not-for-profit companies.

For additional information about Jeff, please visit his profile.

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest, most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers inclusion reflects the consensus opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues in the same geographic and legal practice areas. Best Lawyers uses a transparent survey process to elicit meaningful evaluations.

About Capes Sokol

At Capes Sokol, we strive to find the best solutions to our client's legal problems and to turn even complex challenges into opportunities. That’s why each member of our St. Louis-based team is committed to looking at every issue from multiple angles. We bring teamwork and collaboration across disciplines. We take the time to listen and understand our clients' industries, problems and challenges. And then we apply deep legal knowledge, experience and creativity all leading to strategies and execution that just make sense.

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