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Construction and Development


About Us

Sandberg Phoenix is a respected and influential construction law firm covering Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and the Midwest. We represent subcontractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, sureties and trade associations.

Our initial goal is conflict avoidance. When conflicts arise we are adept and skillful at negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation and appeals.

We actively participate in the construction industry throughout the country. We have presented countless seminars in more than a dozen states and provinces throughout the US and Canada. In addition we have prolifically and timely published articles on matters of interest to the construction industry.

We are members of and counsel to the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, SITE Improvement Association, and Bi-State Fabricators Association, Inc. We are a member of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. In addition, our members are active in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and the Construction Law Committee of the Missouri Bar. One of our attorneys has served as past and present Chair of that committee.

Our Services

Our depth and breadth of experience allow us to cover virtually all aspects of construction law:

  • Payment Claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • State and Federal Bond Claims – Bid, Performance and Payment
  • Negotiate and Draft Contracts
  • Resolve Disputes – Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation
  • Delay/Acceleration/Impact Claims
  • Defect Claims
  • Default/Termination
  • Damages – Direct, Liquidated, Consequential
  • Accidents/OSHA
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Selection of Project Delivery Systems
  • Warranty Claims
  • Contract Claims
  • Bid Protests
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Errors and Omission Claims
  • Minority, Women’s, Veteran’s Enterprise Programs
  • Interact with other Laws – Labor/Employment, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Real Estate Law
  • Draft/Lobby for Legislation
  • Provide Advice and Counsel
  • Draft, Review and Negotiate Contracts
  • Analyze, Prepare, Prosecute and Defend Contract Claims
  • Negotiate and Resolve Contract Claims
  • Mediate Construction Disputes
  • Arbitrate Construction Disputes
  • Litigate at both the Trial and Appellate Levels
  • Handle Bid Protests
Construction Contracts
Dispute Resolution
Where Construction Law Intersects with Other Laws
While construction law has topics largely unique to that industry, e.g., retainage, change orders, site conditions, liens, there are areas where construction issues intersect with other areas of the law.  Sandberg Phoenix has a deep bench with seasoned attorneys in relevant areas such as labor/employment, bankruptcy, real estate, creditor’s rights, business formation and transactions.  We believe in and use the team approach whenever multiple disciplines come into play.

Contact Us
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our team leader, Richard A. Stockenberg, at (314) 446-4301 or


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