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Capes Sokol Welcomes Shanfeld and McMichael to the Firm

Capes Sokol is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the law firm. Andrew B. Shanfeld joins as counsel in the firm’s Business and Real Estate practice groups.  Zachary R. McMichael is a new associate in the Litigation practice group.

Andrew B. Shanfeld

A practicing attorney for over 20 years, Andy has extensive experience serving clients in the real estate and corporate law areas and as an outside general counsel. A seasoned real estate attorney, Andy’s practice focuses on buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, and financing commercial, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

As a business and corporate attorney, Andy acts as an outside general counsel and advisor to closely held-businesses. He counsels clients on such matters as choice of business entity, challenges that accompany growth, financing, general business and contract matters and shareholder and member disputes. Andy also regularly helps clients negotiate and execute business transactions such as asset and stock/membership interest acquisitions and divestitures, financing transactions, mergers and joint ventures.

Andy graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1996, where he was Executive Editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Science (Business and Finance) from Miami University in 1992.

Zachary R. McMichael

Zach works with a variety of clients to address their complex business disputes, ranging from zoning and land use issues to multi-party construction defects and shareholder disputes.  Most frequently, Zach represents clients in the business of real estate development and land use, helping them to resolve disputes affecting their businesses.

Zach received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2015. An active member of his law school class, Zach served as Vice President of the IP Law Society and a Team Leader during the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. He graduated summa cum laude from Pfeiffer University with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Economics) in 2012.

Zach and Andy follow recent additions to the firm in the past year, including four new litigation shareholders and a tax controversy and white collar criminal defense associate. Earlier this year, Capes Sokol moved to a new, multi-floor office space in the Regions Centre in Clayton.

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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