Sherman understands the importance of managing and mitigating risk as well as aggressively pursuing or defending claims for the construction client.

Overview

For more than three decades, Sherman has been collaborating with his clients on their construction projects. His experience includes handling litigation, arbitration, mediations and drafting and negotiating contracts and other construction-related documents for public and private projects.

Sherman has tackled any number of claims that arise in the construction context, including government and private contract claims, construction defects, breach of warranty, bid protests, bid mistakes, claims for delay and inefficiency, differing site conditions, extra work, Miller Act and other payment and performance bond claims, and mechanic's lien claims.

Sherman helps his clients establish project management procedures to mitigate their risks during construction projects.

Clients frequently look to him as an arbitrator or mediator to resolve complex disputes. Sherman is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Experience

Sherman assists his clients establish project management procedures to mitigate their risks during construction projects.

He frequently serves as an arbitrator or mediator to resolve complex disputes. Sherman is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association for more than 25 years.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Construction Law Payment Remedies," Speaker, MoBar Seminar

"AIA Contracts," Speaker, Lorman Seminar

"Missouri Mechanic's Lien Law," Speaker, MoBar Seminar

"Risk Avoidance," Design-Build Institute of America, Kansas City Chapter

"Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery," Missouri City/County Management Association Annual Conference

"Avoiding, Preserving and Defending Claims in the Design Build World," Design Builder's Institute of America, Kansas City Chapter

"The New AIA Contracts," Lorman Seminar

"Don't Be Short Changed, Know What To Do When Your Contract Changes," Lorman Seminar

"Litigation Roadmap for the 21st Century," State of Litigation, Lathrop Gage

"Anatomy of a Contract," Speaker, The Missouri Bar

"Unforeseen Conditions, Construction Issues in Missouri," Lorman Seminar

"Changes in the Contract, Construction Issues in Missouri," Lorman Seminar

"Key Contract Considerations," National Business Institute Seminar

"Bid Protests and Mistakes in Bidding, What's New in Construction Law," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Publications

"Assessing and Settling Construction Project Delivery and Contract Disputes," published by Aspatore Books

Prompt Payment Acts: Federal and Missouri, Co-Author, Missouri Construction Law, The Missouri Bar

Mechanic's Liens, Author, Real Estate Practice, The Missouri Bar

Mechanic's Liens, Author, Creditors' Remedies, The Missouri Bar

"Timely Payment- It's the Law," Author, Modern Builder, The Builders' Association

"The Supreme Court Alters the Playing Field for Affirmative Action," Author, Modern Builder, The Builders' Association

"Beware of Front Companies," Author, Modern Builder, The Builders' Association

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected as a Charter Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America, 2017

Selected as a Lawyer of the Year, by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 & 2018

Selected among The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2020

Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012-2017

Martin-Hubbell® "AV" Rating Preeminent

Selected among the Best Lawyers in Kansas City, Ingram's Magazine

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Design Build Institute of America, Midwest Region, former member Board of Directors

American Arbitration Association, Certified Arbitrator

The Missouri Bar, Construction Law Committee, Past-Chair

American Bar Association, Construction Law and Public Contract Law

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Construction Law Committee, Past-Chair
  • Alternative Disputes Resolution Committee, Past-Chair

Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department

  • Former Member - Theatre in the Park Advisory Council

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the SixthCircuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Drake University, M.M.E., 1978

Drake University, B.M.E., 1975

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