Construction Law


The Construction Law practice group has represented virtually every type of commercial, industrial, and residential construction project in all segments of the industry:

  • Owners and developers
  • Architects and engineers
  • Contractors, subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Sureties

Our range of experience includes:

  • The front end of a project: Contracts, insurance, bonds, etc.
  • Management of risks and claims during the project
  • Payment issues: Mechanic’s liens, bond claims, etc.
  • Dispute resolution: Mediation, arbitration, litigation

Our Construction Law practice group represents clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. In addition, we frequently serve as arbitrators and mediators in a variety of construction and commercial matters. Members of our practice group have also authored or edited leading publications on construction law and are frequent speakers at industry meetings:

  • State-By-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (Second Edition and Supplements), 2009-2014 (Kansas law)
  • Prompt Payment Acts: Missouri and federal, Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook, 2009
  • ConsensusDOCS 240: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, 30 The Construction Lawyer 21, 2010
  • 2007 AIA Contract Documents, Lorman Education Services, 2008
  • Design Professional and Construction Manager Law, ABA Construction Forum, 2007
  • Fundamentals in Construction Law, American Bar Association, 2006
  • OSHA Issues, Kansas City Missouri Home Builders Association, 2005
  • The Betterment or Added First Benefit Defense, ABA Construction Forum Meeting, 2005
  • Prompt Payment Acts: Federal and Missouri,  Missouri Construction Law, The Missouri Bar, 2004
  • Speaker: Mold: What’s the Big Deal? 2003
  • Speaker: Changes in Contracts and Differing Site Claims, National Business Institute, Inc., 2002
  • Scope of Typical Clauses, Construction Change Order Claims, Wiley Law Publications, 1994

Contact us today to learn more about how our Construction Law practice group can help your business.