A prominent legal advisor to business owners and leaders in Greater St. Louis and beyond, Anthony Soukenik counsels and guides closely held enterprises, individuals, companies and institutions on their formation, growth, strategic transitions and varied legal needs. From guiding clients taking advantage of growth opportunities to providing outside general counsel on employment, benefits and financing, Tony works with clients operating in the nucleus of the regional business economy.
Tony is a skilled business lawyer who advises clients in automotive/transportation; banking; community associations; construction; family business owned companies; corporate governance; real estate and other industries. Tony also serves as a mediator of civil disputes as well as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Tony provides a full range of transactional, corporate and legal counsel, including structuring favorable exit strategies for business owners, establishing sound governance practices for organizations and upholding the rights of real property owners. Additionally, he advises educational and religious institutions on their governance practices and operations.
As a shareholder in Sandberg Phoenix, Tony previously led its Business Law practice group and served on its executive committee during the firm’s major expansion as one of St. Louis’ top-ten largest law firms. Tony previously practiced in accounting before entering private practice.
Tony is frequently found in our St. Louis, Kansas City and Washington, MO and Edwardsville and O'Fallon, IL offices.
Advisory Board of Central Bank of St. Louis, Member
Bar Association of the Metropolitan St. Louis, Chair of the House Committee
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Past Chair - Real Estate Committee, Past Member - Executive Committee, Past Member - Budget Committee
City of Hazelwood Board of Appeals, Chair
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Arbitrator
GGI (an International Network of Lawyers and CPAs), Member
GGI North American Chair of the Business Development and Marketing Practice Group
Huntington Trails Association, Trustee, Reflections Master Association Trustees
Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Travel Committee SITE Improvement Association, Member
Country Life Acres, Village Attorney
LL.M. in Taxation, Washington University School of Law
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
B.A. in Accounting, Saint Louis University, cum laude, Jesuit Honors Program
LICENSURE(S) AND ADMISSION(S)
Tony clerked for the Honorable Kent Karohl and the Honorable James Reinhard of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
Community Associations Institute, Member
Rockhurst University, St. Louis Leadership Committee Member
Society of Sacred Heart, Finance Chair and Member of the Investment Committee
SSM Health Foundation, Board Member
Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School, Board Member and Vice Chair of the Board
Formerly, Tony served as Board Member of the Sprout Creek Farm, Inc.; Board Member, Network of Sacred Heart Schools, Inc.; Former Vice President and Commissioner of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority; Former Member, Saint Louis University Gift and Bequest Council; Past President, Community Association Institute, St. Louis Chapter; Former Lecturer, Saint Louis University; Past Member, Old Jamestown Area Planning Study, St. Louis County Planning Department; Former Trustee of the Metropolitan Sewer District – 2001-2003; Past Member, Metropolitan Sewer District, Storm Water Advisory Committee; Past Officer, Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee, Metropolitan Sewer District, Strategic Business Plan Advisory Committee; Former Board Member, Academy of the Sacred Heart; Former Board Member Spring Creek Condominiums.