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Twenty Capes Sokol Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers in America ©

Twenty attorneys at Capes Sokol, representing every practice area of the firm, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2021 edition.

Lisa M. Adams, Sanford J. Boxerman, David V. Capes, Jeffrey A. Cohen, Drey A. Cooley, Kelley F. Farrell, Amy L. Fehr, Mark E. Goodman, Michael A. Kahn, Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, David H. Luce, John S. Meyer Jr., Adam E. Miller, Harvard W. Muhm, Sara G. Neill, Teresa Pupillo, Peter Salsich III, Gary R. Sarachan, Aaron Schwartz, and Michelle F. Schwerin were selected in a collective twenty-two Best Lawyers practice areas.

In addition, two attorneys at the firm were recognized by Best Lawyers as 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in the St. Louis area. David V. Capes, senior counsel, was recognized for Litigation and Controversy – Tax; and Jeffrey A. Cohen, managing shareholder, was recognized for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). Only a single lawyer in each practice area in the St. Louis metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Capes Sokol Best Lawyers 2021

The Capes Sokol attorneys, their practice areas and the inaugural year that each was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers are shown below.

  • Lisa M. Adams (2019) – Trusts and Estates
  • Sanford J. Boxerman (2016) – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • David V. Capes (2001) – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Jeffrey A. Cohen (2016) – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Drey A. Cooley (2020) – Commercial Litigation
  • Kelley F. Farrell (2013) – Employment Law – Management
  • Amy L. Fehr (2018) – Commercial Litigation
  • Mark E. Goodman (2014) – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Michael A. Kahn (2001) – Copyright Law; Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music; First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Media Law
  • Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir (2021) – Tax Law*
  • David H. Luce (2018) – Employment Law – Management
  • John S. Meyer, Jr. (2016) – Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Banking and Finance Law
  • Adam E. Miller (2021) – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants*
  • Harvard W. Muhm (2011) – Trusts and Estates
  • Sara G. Neill (2015) – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Teresa D. Pupillo (2021) – Litigation – Labor and Employment*
  • Pete Salsich III (2011) – Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television
  • Gary R. Sarachan (2012) – Commercial Litigation
  • Aaron E. Schwartz (2021) – Commercial Litigation*
  • Michelle F. Schwerin (2017) – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Criminal Defense: White-Collar*

Bold = First Year Recognized by Best Lawyers
*= First Year Recognized in Practice Area

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 employs a transparent survey process to elicit meaningful evaluations.

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