Mr. Koehler handles a range of litigation matters throughout the Midwest in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Iowa.
Mr. Koehler primarily represents clients in the construction industry, including insurers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and lenders in disputes involving construction defects, disbursement of escrow funds, project delays, insurance coverage and mechanic's liens. He also represents clients in drafting and negotiating construction contracts.
Director, Officer & Shareholder Claims:
Mr. Koehler has also routinely handled commercial disputes (contractual claims) and fiduciary claims for business executives (D&O claims) in state, federal district courts and bankruptcy courts. He has also been lead trial counsel in cases involving shareholder disputes in closely-held companies.
Mr. Koehler has extensive experience handling professional malpractice matters brought against accountants, lawyers, title agents, architects, engineers and professional land surveyors.
Mr. Koehler has considerable experience representing creditors in state and bankruptcy courts. He has represented insurers in bankruptcy court in disputes regarding insurance coverage, and defended clients against preference and fraudulent transfer claims.
Genetically Modified Seeds:
Mr. Koehler has significant experience defending clients against patent infringement claims involving genetically modified (GM) seeds.
Business Litigation Practice Group, Construction Law Practice Group - ALFA International
Association for Licensed Architects
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Super Lawyers - Civil Construction Litigation, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars - Construction Litigation, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Recent Favorable Results
Beacon Group, LLC vs. J.S. Leasing, Inc
Zimmer vs. Belden Logging, LLC et al
Published Appellate Opinions
United Petroleum Service, Inc. vs. Piatchek
, 218 S.W.3d 477 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007)
Recent Speaking Engagements
"Project Risks: Avoiding or Limiting Liability and Other Legal Concerns," Association of Licensed Architects - Missouri CE Presentation (2013)
"Important Legal and Insurance Issues Affecting Architects," Association of Licensed Architects - Missouri CE Presentation (2012)
"Construction Contracts and Risk Management," Association of Licensed Architects - Missouri CE Presentation (2010)
"Architect Liens," Association of Licensed Architects - Missouri CE Presentation (2009)
Prior Legal Experience
Assistant Attorney General, State of Missouri (1999-2000)
Clerk for the Hon. Dean Whipple, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2000-2001)
Academic Honors and Activities
UMKC Law Review