In Memoriam: Joseph R. Soraghanprintbutton

Nov 2 2023
Joseph R. Soraghan
December 13, 1940 - October 26, 2023

With profound sadness, Danna McKitrick, P.C. announces the passing of our colleague and friend, Joseph R. Soraghan on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Joe was a member of the firm for over 30 years.

A founding member of the Missouri Venture Forum, Joe will be remembered for his commitment to the start-up and entrepreneurial community. He also mentored entrepreneurs through the Gateway Venture Mentoring Service and the Information Technology Entrepreneur Network (ITEN). He loved assisting entrepreneurs with structuring and funding their businesses.

A significant portion of Joe’s legal practice was devoted to securities law advising broker-dealers and registered investment advisors regarding securities law, compliance and supervisory issues, and registration. An arbitrator for FINRA and the American Arbitration Association, Joe also tried securities law cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts and in SEC and Missouri Securities Commission administrative hearings. Joe was a securities law adjunct professor for the Washington University School of Law for over 15 years.

Well-known and highly respected in the business world, Joe was selected for the St. Louis Business Hall of Fame for his lifetime of contributions, accomplishments, and leadership. He was recognized many times over the years by the business community as a top attorney in the St. Louis area.

There was nothing Joe loved more than his lovely wife Patricia and his family. A close second would be his love for his country. If you stepped into his office, you would see the American flag and the medals he won for his service in the U.S. Navy, where he worked aboard submarines, and as a Naval Reserve officer for over 20 years after active duty. He served as general counsel and former president and secretary for the St. Louis Chapter of the Navy League of the U.S.

Until recently, Joe was still playing softball and was an avid skier and runner. He was a lifetime member of the U.S. Ski Patrol. He was a former director and treasurer for the National Senior Games Association.

Joe’s loss is deeply felt by his wife, Patricia; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike Soraghan and Jessica Tefft-Soraghan; his granddaughters, Savannah and Harper Soraghan; and those of us at Danna McKitrick and others who held him in high regard.

Service Information
Monday, November 6, 2023
4:00-7:00 p.m.  Visitation
6:00-7:00 p.m.  Remarks & Remembrances  
Bopp Chapel
10610 Manchester Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
10:00 a.m.  Funeral Mass
St. Peter Catholic Church
243 W. Argonne Drive
Kirkwood, MO 63122
2:00 p.m.   Private Committal Service
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


Joseph R. Soraghan

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