Matthew G. Koehler

Principal
Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
314-242-5267
314-242-5467

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Mr. Koehler handles a range of litigation matters throughout the Midwest in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Iowa.

Construction: 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.

Professional Malpractice: Mr. Koehler has extensive experience handling professional malpractice matters brought against accountants, lawyers, title agents, architects, engineers and professional land surveyors.

Creditors Rights: 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.

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

Recent Favorable Results

Beacon Group, LLC vs. J.S. Leasing, Inc. (2012)
Zimmer vs. Belden Logging, LLC et al. (2011)

Published Appellate Opinions

United Petroleum Service, Inc. vs. Piatchek, 218 S.W.3d 477 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007)

More About Matthew

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (J.D., 1999)
  • Missouri State University (B.S., cum laude, 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kansas

Recent Achievements

  • Super Lawyers - Civil Construction Litigation, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2015-2019)
  • Rising Stars - Construction Litigation, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Business Litigation Practice Group, Construction Law Practice Group - ALFA International
  • Association for Licensed Architects
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Speaking

  • "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)