Redevelopment of Blighted Industrial Area

A blighted industrial area of St. Louis, strategically located near several major institutions, required assistance to redevelop. We structured and gained approvals for a complex, multi-phase redevelopment project supported in part by tax increment financing. Roughly five years in, over $600 million has been invested in construction, creating 5,000 jobs and completely transforming a 167-acre area.

Citations Vacated for Client in Fatality Involving Construction Crane

Defended company in an OSHA evidentiary hearing involving a fatality on a crane.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge vacated all citations.

Summary Judgment for General Contractor in $8 Million Breach of Contract, Negligence Case

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of general contractor regarding real estate developer’s claims of breach of contract and negligence seeking damages in excess of $8 million dollars with respect to alleged construction defects.

Citations Vacated for Client in OSHA Evidentiary Hearing

Defended company in OSHA evidentiary hearing in which company asserted that installation of wood trusses constituted steel erection. Administrative Law Judge agreed and vacated the citations.

Obtained Favorable Judgment for General Contractor

Obtained judgment in favor of general contractor regarding hotel owner’s claims of defective construction. 

Obtained Judgment Permitting Grocery Chain Development After Five-Day Trial

Represented a grocery chain in a five-day trial in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, over changes in municipal zoning in 2010. Obtained a judgment that upheld the zoning and permitted the development of a grocery store.

Settlement in Real Estate Lease Dispute

Obtained a significant monetary settlement in a massive real estate lease dispute involving tens of millions of dollars. In the process, the firm was able to pierce a triple net lease through allegations of sham transactions and alter ego liability. 

No Negligence in MSHA Mine Fatality

Persuaded MSHA to make a determination of no negligence in a mine fatality in which the employee was struck by equipment being hoisted.

Six-Figure Verdict After One-Week Jury Trial

Won a six-figure verdict in a civil conspiracy/fraud/breach of contract case, including punitive damages, for a construction company after a one-week jury trial.

Successfully Defended Contractor in Arbitration Against Seven-Figure Claim

Defended general contractor in seven-figure claim brought by an asbestos contractor in arbitration. Arbitrator’s award to asbestos contractor was five percent of the amount sought and was less than the general contractor had offered in settlement.