Construction Law

The law firm’s Construction Law group has a long history of representing clients in all forms of commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects in all segments of the industry.  The team’s clients range from owners and developers, to architects and engineers, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, and sureties.  The group represents clients in all phases of construction projects from front-end contracts to post-construction dispute resolution in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels.  In addition, attorneys  serve as arbitrators and mediators in a variety of construction and commercial matters.  Contact the group to learn more about how the Construction Law team can help your business.

Practice Group Attorneys

  • Philip D. Albrecht
  • Jerry V. Bales 
  • Scott Beeler
  • Christopher L. Kurtz
  • Kenton E. Snow
  • John W. Witten

Areas of Experience

  • Front end contracts, insurance, bonds, and the like
  • Management of risks and claims during the project
  • Payment issues:  Mechanic’s liens, bond claims, and the like
  • Dispute resolution: Mediation, arbitration, litigation
  • And More

Publications and Presentations

Attorneys of the Construction law group have authored or edited leading publications on construction law and are frequent speakers at industry meetings.  Examples:

  • 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

Related Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Real Estate