Mary Giles

Counsel in Clayton, MO

Mary joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2022 and is a part of the Business Litigation practice group. She focuses her practice on real estate, title resolution, creditors’ rights, business and employment related matters. With more than a decade and a half of title insurance and resolution experience, Mary is well-versed in handling all aspects and stages of the litigation of real property disputes. She routinely represents property owners, lenders and their insurers when faced with adverse claims that might affect title to their real property. Mary has experience litigating disputes concerning easements, property boundary lines, lien subrogation, lien priority and clouds on title. This experience includes litigating on behalf of the insurer when there is a dispute regarding coverage or breach of contract claims. In addition, Mary has litigated contested foreclosures and evictions for both lenders and post-foreclosure purchasers. Mary also represents business owners and assists them with everything from the start-up of their company to the preparation of operating agreements and employment manuals to resolving legal issues with their employees. In addition, Mary has assisted clients with drafting, reviewing, and revising franchise documentation, including federal disclosure documents and franchise agreements.

Mary is an active board member for the Villa Duchesne Alumnae Association, and in that capacity, Mary organized and chaired many fundraising events. Additionally, Mary was awarded the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® and was selected to the Super Lawyers’ 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Rising Stars list for her outstanding work.

When Mary isn’t at the office, she is spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Claire and Matthew. They enjoy the outdoors, camping and hanging out with their three dogs: Penny, Patrick and Prancer.


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