150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Daniel R. Sokol

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Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.

Contact Information

Office
7701 Forsyth Blvd., 12th Flr.
St. Louis MO 63105-1818
Work (314) 721-7701
Fax (314) 721-0554


Practice State

Missouri

Introduction

Principal in twenty six attorney law firm engaged in the general practice of law, including:

  • Complex divorce and other family law matters
  • Commercial transactions, real estate development and leasing, construction agreements, build-to-suit leasing, and commercial lending
  • Organizing and advising closely held businesses, professional practices, and not for profit entities
  • Business reorganizations; lenders, property owners’, contractors’ and creditors’ rights
  • White collar criminal defense and tax controversies
  • Civil and commercial litigation, including sophisticated business, real estate, and construction disputes, labor and employment, defense of SEC civil and criminal matters, product liability, and catastrophic personal injury
  • Copyright, Trademark, and related IP rights
  • Administrative law and government relations including professional licensure issues
  • Election, campaign, and political law
  • Appellate representation in state and federal courts

Personal area of practice: complex family law and related matters

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation:

  • Dissolution of marriage (Divorce)
  • Motions to modify judgments
  • Premarital and post-marital agreements
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Contempt of court
  • Child custody and support
  • Appeals
  • Collection of unpaid support
  • Division of property
  • Family access motions
  • Grandparent rights
  • Relocation requests
  • Adult and child orders of protection
  • Paternity

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Counties

  • St. Louis City, Missouri
  • St. Louis, Missouri

Education

St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri J.D. Degree (cum laude), May 1974:

  • Graduated with honors (cum laude).
  • Elected to Order of the Woolsack (national scholastic honor society).
  • Associate Editor, St. Louis University Law Journal.
  • Writing Assistant: Legal Research and Writing.

 

New York University, New York City, New York  B.S. Degree, 1970.  Major: Business (Marketing).

Legal Organizations

The Missouri Bar, Previous Positions: Appointed Member, St. Louis County Domestic and Family Violence Council; Vice-Chairperson, Family Law Section, The Missouri Bar; Board of Governors, The Missouri Bar; Child Support Taskforce, The Missouri Bar; Chairperson, Family Law Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Young Lawvers Section Council, The Missouri Bar; various Missouri Bar and St. Louis County Family Court Task Forces and Committees.

Awards

Naifeh and Smith The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White: continuously listed for Family Law since 1993; selected as the 2012 St. Louis Family Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers in St. Louis St. Louis Magazine: continuously listed for Family Law since 1997.

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (continuously listed since 2005)

Martindale-Hubbell,  AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.

Former St. Louis County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.

Former St. Louis City Municipal Court Judge.

CLE Presentations

Presented at AAML Missouri Annual Family Law Institutes and other AAML programs. Also presented at numerous continuing legal education ("CLE") seminars sponsored by: University of Missouri (Kansas City and Columbia campuses), The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. The St. Louis County Bar, and The American Bar Association.

Topics have included (among others): evidence, business valuation, property division, practice management, ethical issues, trial preparation, client relations, mediation, updates on the law, child support, contempt of court, domestic violence, maintenance (alimony) issues, and dealing with difficult lawyers.

Author

Author: Chapter - Missouri Bar Family Law Deskbook.

AAML Chapter

Past-President, AAML Missouri Chapter.

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