Representing clients involved in design and construction has long been a tradition at Lewis Rice. Our practice includes litigation as well as advisory and compliance work.

Our Services

The Firm represents a wide variety of design and construction professionals, including engineers, architects, owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, lenders, and sureties, in a variety of matters such as:

  • Regulatory compliance and licensing issues at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Contract drafting and negotiation, including review and negotiation of unique contracts and all industry standard forms (e.g., AIA and ConsensusDOCS)
  • Claim counseling and documentation of claims, including work with scheduling and impact experts
  • Filing and prosecution of mechanic's lien and payment bond claims
  • Construction dispute resolution, including resolution of payment, defect, delay and impact claims in international and domestic arbitrations and in state and federal courts, in and outside of Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois

Construction Litigation

Although the Firm is involved in engineering and construction litigation on a nationwide basis, we are particularly suited to handle litigation throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois. Our attorneys regularly appear in the various state and federal courts within these jurisdictions.

Firm Highlights
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David W. Sweeney Represents Advantes Group in $7.2 Million Apartment Project

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Four Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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Neal F. Perryman Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Employment Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

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John C. Bodnar Named BTI M&A Client Service All-Star

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Lewis Rice Recognized as Top M&A Firm by BTI Consulting Group

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Golf Foundation of Missouri Awards First Larry L. Deskins, Sr. Scholarship

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FTC Adds Teeth to the ‘Made in USA’ Rule

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Michael D. Mulligan Publishes Article in ACTEC Law Journal Comparing Sales to an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust and a to Beneficiary Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust

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Brian P. Pezza Quoted in SHRM Articles on Employee Vaccination Status Disclosure and Employer Vaccination Policies

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Michael R. Thiessen Recognized as Pro Bono Spotlight by KCMBF for August

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Missouri Now Requires Employers to Provide Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Lewis Rice Wins $1.5 Million in Compensation for Covington Landowners

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Property Owners Can Push the Issue Under Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Law

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Supreme Court Limits Ability to Compel Access to Private Property Without Compensation

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61 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2022, 16 Named Ones to Watch

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FTC Reverses Course on Treatment of Debt Payoff Under HSR Act

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Matthew J. Haas Offers Commentary for Inside P&C Article on Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

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