A prominent legal advisor to business owners and leaders in Greater St. Louis and beyond, Anthony J. 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 goverance; 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.
Known for an unwavering work ethic and personalized commitment to clients, Tony has earned recognition as a Five Star Wealth Manager and a “Super Lawyer” in Missouri and Kansas but he will be the first to tell you that the only recognition he seeks is client satisfaction.
As a shareholder in Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, 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 and clerked for the Honorable Kent Karohl and the Honorable James Reinhard of the Missouri Court of Appeals before entering private practice.
Tony is a Member of GGI, (an International Network of Lawyers and CPAs); GGI North American Chair of the Business Development and Marketing Practice Group; Member of the Community Associations Institute; Member and Vice Chair of the Board of Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School; Chair of the House Committee of the Bar Association of the Metropolitan St. Louis; Member, SSM Health Foundation; Chair, City of Hazelwood Board of Appeals; Member of the Advisory Board of Central Bank of St. Louis; Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); and Finance Chair and Member of the Investment Committee, Society of Sacred Heart.
Formerly, Tony served as Board Member of the Sprout Creeks Farms, 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.
Tony is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.
He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Past Chair – Real Estate Committee, Past Member – Executive Committee, Past Member – Budget Committee).
Tony earned his LLM, Taxation, from Washington University in 1993.
He earned his Juris Doctor, from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1986.
He earned his B.S. in Accounting, cum laude, Jesuit Honors Program, from Saint Louis University in 1982.
Anthony J. Soukenik is a shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard and has previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee. Tony is a member of the Business Law Practice Group and former Practice Group Leader. He focuses his practice in the areas of banking, construction, corporate law, durable medical equipment, estate planning, real estate and federal and state taxation. Tony is now available to mediate civil disputes.
Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Tony was a shareholder at McSweeney, Slater and Merz, P.C. Tony served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable James Reinhart and Honorable Kent Karohl, Missouri Court of Appeals.
Tony has been named to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the Business and Corporate areas, and he was also named a Five Star Wealth Manager for St. Louis.