St. Louis Construction Attorney Richard Stockenberg Launches New Law Practice

Dick Stockenberg

Seasoned construction industry attorney Richard Stockenberg has launched his own firm.

As The Stockenberg Law Firm LLC, the St. Louis-based attorney continues his full-time dedicated representation of construction industry project partners – subcontractors/suppliers, owners, design professionals, general contractors and others.

“Launching my own firm enables me to actively continue representing a vast array of clients within the construction industry,” said Stockenberg. “I remain active in doing exactly what I’ve done well for many years, providing a full scope of legal services to all parties in the construction industry.”

In addition to Stockenberg’s tenure in representing construction clients, he has written key construction-specific legislation enacted into law.

Stockenberg drafted Missouri’s Retainage Reform legislation allowing for bonds as substitutes for withholding cash as retainage. He drafted the legislation banning “broad form” indemnification clauses.

The attorney also recently wrote language for a Missouri law requiring payment bonds on projects owned by the government but used for private or non-governmental purposes. This law is unique to Missouri in that it affords general contractors – as well as subcontractors – payment bond protection. This legislation also allows remote suppliers at any tier to make claims under Missouri’s Little Miller Act. These represent major changes to Missouri law.

“Actively advocating for the rights of my clients remains a full-time passion of mine,” he said. “I’m delighted to continue representing all construction industry participants at the helm of my own firm.”

Stockenberg’s experience also includes negotiating and drafting contracts, lien and bond enforcement, and mediation/arbitration/litigation.

He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois and the federal courts in Kansas.

Stockenberg has been named since 2006 as a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer and is named as a Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News. He is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Stockenberg has served as Chapter Attorney for the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council for more than 25 years. He has also served as Chair of the National Attorney’s Council of the ASA. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.

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