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Drey Cooley

Drey Cooley

Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney
  • Intellectual Property, Appeals & Appellate, Trademarks...
  • District of Kansas, Eastern District of Missouri, Illinois, Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Western District of Missouri
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I am a business and intellectual property litigation and appellate attorney at Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. My business litigation practice largely consists of representing clients in commercial, fiduciary, trust, real estate and construction litigation (including mechanic's liens) in state and federal trial and appellate courts. In my intellectual property litigation practice, I primarily represent businesses in trademark and copyright litigation (including infringement, dilution and unfair competition) in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in opposition and cancellation proceedings in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). With a background in web development, I have a particular, though certainly not exclusive, interest in litigation concerning domain names, e-commerce and internet-based trademark and copyright disputes. I am the author of the trademark blog, My trademark practice is not limited to litigation. I also assist clients with their intellectual property portfolios by applying for, prosecuting and maintaining trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and I facilitate international trademark registration. I also represent for-profit and non-profit businesses and individuals in commercial and high-value residential property tax appeals in front of County Boards of Equalization and the Missouri State Tax Commission. Many of these appeals involve claims of overvaluation or, with respect to non-profit corporations, tax exemptions. I am the author of, a blog discussing Missouri commercial real estate tax appeals and non-profit property tax exemption issues.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Trademarks
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Business Litigation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Kansas
Eastern District of Missouri
Southern District of Illinois
Western District of Missouri
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
11th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.
University of Michigan Law School
Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. / Psychology
Honors: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
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Top 30 Missouri Verdicts and Settlements
Missouri Lawyers Media
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association-St. Louis Chapter
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Articles & Publications
Commercial Property Assessors Aren’t Always Right – That’s Why You Can Appeal Assessments
Non-Profit Enterprises Take Heed: Your Property May Not Be Tax-Exempt
Nonprofit Missouri
Clearly Erroneous Review is Clearly Erroneous: Reinterpreting Illinois v. Gates and Advocating De Novo Review for a Magistrate’s Determination of Probable Cause in Applications for Search Warrants
Drake Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Advanced Civil Litigation
National Business Institute
Ethics for Real Estate Tax Attorneys
National Business Institute
Strategies for Contesting Real Estate Tax Appraisals
National Business Institute
Social Media
Contact & Map
Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.
7701 Forsyth Blvd., 12th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
Telephone: (314) 505-5486
Fax: (314) 721-0554