Jun 13 2023
Joseph R. Soraghan has been named to the St. Louis Business Hall of Fame by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM). Members of the Business Hall of Fame are chosen in recognition of their lifetime of contributions, accomplishments, and leadership in business throughout the St. Louis region.
Joe focuses his practice on business operations and growth. He guides businesses in financing, contracts, acquisitions/mergers and sales, resolving disputes, and assists clients in offering securities and in complying with state and U.S. securities laws.
Joe assists entrepreneurs and others to legally raise funds for, and structure, their businesses. He is a Missouri crowdfunding attorney who has studied its development, step-by-step. Joe has long represented such businesses before the federal and Missouri courts and securities commissions on the issues which will continue to arise in crowdfunding situations.
In addition to business law, Joe is an experienced litigator and arbitrator. He has tried and argued cases before Missouri and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Missouri. He is a member of these courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Small Business Association honored Joe with the Financial Services Champion, Region VII award in 2005. SBM selected him as a 2009 Top St. Louis Entrepreneurial Lawyer and as one of the 2011 “100 St. Louisans You Should Know.”
Joe is a U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard submarines. A reserve officer for over 20 years following active duty, he served as commanding officer of six reserve commands.