Attorney Profile

Drey Cooley is a St. Louis, Missouri based commercial property tax appeal and non-profit tax exemption attorney at Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.*  Drey has substantial experience litigating and appealing commercial real estate tax appeals (related to incorrect assessed values) for businesses, as well as tax exemption claims for charitable and non-profit organizations, before county boards of equalization, the Missouri State Tax Commission and various Missouri courts.  Drey also represents high-dollar residential homeowners in the tax appeal process.

In 2011, Drey successfully settled a Missouri commercial tax assessment appeal before the Missouri State Tax Commission, in which St. Louis County, Missouri agreed to reduce the tax assessment on certain commercial real estate by approximately 34%, representing a true value of over $300,000.00 and a substantial reduction in real estate taxes.**

Outside of property tax appeals, Drey has an active business and intellectual property litigation practice, representing businesses in fiduciary, commercial, real estate, construction and trademark litigation.  Drey is also the author of, a blog discussing Missouri trademark law.

While Drey is generally admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois, the Eighth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, the District Court of Kansas and the Southern District of Illinois, he maintains a nationwide business and intellectual property litigation and appeals practice.

Contact Drey Cooley by filling out the form below. Or you may call him directly at 314-505-5486. He endeavors to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.


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*The views expressed on this website are those of Drey Cooley, individually, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.

**Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.