With a focus on real estate, construction, probate and trust, and fraud litigation, Barry works with clients at every phase of business litigation.


Barry has significant state and federal trial, appellate, mediation and arbitration experience when it comes to commercial and corporate litigation. He counsels frequently on real estate, construction, probate and trust, and fraud litigation, working with clients on complex contract drafting, real estate and development projects, deal negotiations, and lien and bond claims. He assists individuals and businesses at multiple levels in business planning, risk management and problem solving, and serves as outside general counsel for many of his clients.

Barry has previous experience with the ARC, a national nonprofit, where he managed public funding, financial and employment matters, organizational restructuring, and long-term strategic planning.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

“Update on the Law of Fiduciaries,” 8th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Seminar, February 2013

“Rights, Obligations and Liability of Co-Trustees,” 7th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Seminar, February 2012

“Construction Mechanic’s Liens,” St. Louis Club CLE Seminar, February 2009

“Judgement Enforcement in Missouri,” Lorman Education Services, 2005



Selected to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America©

Listed in the 2021-2022 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate

Selected for St. Louis Small Business Monthly 2020 Top Business Attorneys

Martindale-Hubbell® “AV Preeminent™” Rating

Selected for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers© Rising Stars, 2008-2010

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

  • Board of Directors, 2005-Present, Chair, 2009-2010

Emmaus Homes, Board of Directors

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Business Retention and Expansion Committee

DADS St. Louis, Founding Member

The Missouri Bar

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee

Lawyers Association of St. Louis

SITE Improvement Association of St. Louis


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1999

Truman State University, B.A., 1992

Jump to Page

We use cookies on our website to improve functionality and performance, analyze website traffic and enable social media features. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.