Biography

Originally trained as a litigator, Apollo Carey has been practicing corporate, transactional, and regulatory law for over a decade providing his clients with sound legal solutions to complex problems. Apollo has the unique perspective of being a corporate attorney with a litigation background, so he excels at problem-solving and advising clients on risk-management strategies in all areas to help avoid worst-case scenarios and unnecessary cost. He routinely provides a cost/benefit analysis to his clients of any proposed legal (and non-legal) action, and his representation strategy is designed to aid his clients in meeting their objectives while maintaining the bottom line. Apollo’s clients include both public and private entities, in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Although he is very well-versed in all facets of corporate, transactional, and regulatory law, he has particular expertise in real estate and tax matters due to his education and background as a commercial real estate appraiser. 

Apollo was recognized by The National Black Lawyers Top 100 as one of the top "40 Under 40" in America and was named an "Up & Coming" attorney by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2014.

Practice Areas

Education

  • 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.)
  • University of Missouri (B.A.)
    • Philosophy with an emphasis in Logic

Legal Background

  • Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.
  • City Attorney, Ferguson, MO (2016-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Washington University, Legal Issues in Non-Profit Management (2014-current)

Professional Affiliations

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

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Missouri General Real Estate Appraiser's Certification

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board member, St. Louis Internship Program
  • Board member, DePaul Foundation
  • Board member, Fontbonne Eckelkamp School of Business