As a leader of the Real Estate Practice Group who also serves on Lewis Rice’s Management Committee, Apollo Carey is a valued member of the firm. He uses almost two decades of real estate law experience and his background as a commercial real estate appraiser to counsel clients on matters such as taxation, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and contract negotiations.

Apollo’s corporate practice focuses on corporate governance, shareholder disputes, corporate strategy, strategic transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also provides guidance on executive compensation arrangements, buyouts and severance packages, and structuring key employee and ownership compensation to ensure ERISA compliance. Apollo draws on his experience as a litigator when negotiating on his clients’ behalf, and he employs his master of laws in taxation to advise them on the tax implications of both their business and real estate transactions.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (LL.M., 2008)
    • CALI Award for Future Excellence in Tax Fraud Prosecution and Advanced Executive Compensation
  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • University of Missouri (B.A., 1998)
    • Philosophy with an emphasis in Logic

Legal Background

  • City attorney, Ferguson, Missouri (2016-present)
  • Adjunct faculty, Legal Issues in Non-Profit Management, Washington University in St. Louis (2014-present)
  • Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C. (2008-2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Professionals in Taxation
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Appraisal Institute
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Missouri General Real Estate Appraiser's Certification (expired)

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board member, St. Louis Internship Program
  • Board member, DePaul Foundation
  • Board member, Fontbonne University Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies

Honors & Awards

  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellows Program (2021)
  • Missouri Lawyers Media, Up & Coming Award (2014)

Firm Committees

  • Member, Management Committee
  • Member, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Member, Recruiting Committee