hero_pattern.png

Practice Areas

Areas of Practice


Civil Litigation

Civil litigation includes any type of legal dispute that is not criminal.  Our practice is broad and includes, for example, commercial litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, contract and other business disputes.  We provide counsel and representation at both the trial level and the appellate level to individually-owned, mid-sized, and large businesses in litigation in State and Federal courts involving claims arising out commercial contracts, interference, fraud, real estate transactions, alleged wrongful terminations, alleged retaliatory discharges, and breach of employment contracts, including employment covenants and non-compete agreements.  Our attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in these matters and have a proven track record in negotiation jury and non-jury litigation trials.  


banking and commercial law

Kevin King serves as General Counsel to St. Louis Bank, one of St. Louis’ premier community banking financial institutions.  Mr. King, along with other members of the firm, represent St. Louis Bank in all areas of the law, including loan documentation, loan workouts, compliance, human resources, contract drafting and review, litigation, foreclosures and bankruptcy.


Transactional/Mergers & Acquisitions/Financial

Our attorneys handle the sale and acquisition of all types of real property, including office, retail, residential, industrial and undeveloped properties. These transactions typically involve extensive due diligence, as well as the negotiation and documentation of acquisition loans and construction financing. We assist clients in all aspects of the development process, including land acquisition, zoning, financing and analysis, and the negotiation of covenants and restrictions. The firm has extensive experience in representing both borrowers and lenders in financing, including conventional loans to complex security transactions. We have strong relationships with banks and other lenders enabling us to help clients secure optimal financing.

Members of the firm regularly represent individuals and companies in asset based purchase and sale transactions.  Our representation involves the negotiation, drafting and review of all documents attendant to a commercial transaction including purchase and sale agreements and all financing and other loan documentation.  Our range of clients includes medium to large corporations, as well as smaller, closely-held companies. 


employment law

The firm is uniquely situated in its employment law practice in that its attorneys represent both employers and employees in claims and lawsuits based upon sex, race, national origin, religion, age, and disability discrimination before both federal and state agencies and courts. This dual representation provides the firm with unique perspectives from both sides of the issue translating into a well-rounded perspective for the client. It also provides representation to employers and employees in claims of wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, and breach of employment contracts, including employment covenants and non-compete agreements.


Civil Rights

The firm has an extensive practice in civil rights defense. It has represented law enforcement officers, police and Sheriff’s Departments and municipalities, counties, fire and ambulance districts and other governmental agencies in state and federal courts throughout the State of Missouri. These cases include wrongful death and serious personal injury claims as well as claims involving Constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, equal protection, due process, and discrimination claims based upon race, sex, national origin, age, and disability.


Contracts

The firm provides the full spectrum of commercial and contract law negotiation, review and drafting. Our practice in this area ranges from the very simple to the very complex, and includes counseling clients in all aspects of a particular matter or transaction involving the drafting or review of written agreements.


Litigation

In addition to its extensive title insurance practice, the firm specializes in all aspects of real estate litigation, including claims arising out of acquisition, development, financing and leasing or sale of real estate, both commercial and residential. The firm represents large, medium, and smaller local home builders as well as real estate brokerages and agents throughout the Eastern half of the State of Missouri and Southern Illinois. The firm has defended real estate agents and brokers in ethics proceedings before the Missouri Real Estate Commission as well as various Boards of Realtors in both Missouri and Illinois.


Zoning and Land use planning

Our firm provides a full range of legal and consulting services relating to both rezoning and general land use planning, including assisting in the both the application process, as well as handling public presentations to the various zoning boards and other governing boards.  Our services include full rezonings, requests for conditional/special use permits, variance requests before local boards of adjustment and so forth.


Corporate Law

The attorneys at KKH have extensive experience representing the legal interests of companies, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, start-up firms and municipal corporations. We expertly handle a diverse range of legal issues in order to preserve the success and continued growth of a business. Each industry has unique challenges and our firm takes the time to assess your specific business situation to determine the best course of action to pursue


Business Formation

Our firm assists businesses of all sizes at the earliest stages in selecting and implementing the correct corporate form for that business, including forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or other legal business entities.


Real Estate Law

In addition to its extensive title insurance practice, the firm specializes in all aspects of real estate litigation, including claims arising out of acquisition, development, financing and leasing or sale of real estate, both commercial and residential. The firm represents large, medium, and smaller local home builders as well as real estate brokerages and agents throughout the Eastern half of the State of Missouri and Southern Illinois. The firm has defended real estate agents and brokers in ethics proceedings before the Missouri Real Estate Commission as well as various Boards of Realtors in both Missouri and Illinois.

Our firms also represents landlords and tenants throughout the region with respect to the leasing of retail, commercial, office, and industrial space. We also assist landlords and tenants in connection with all matters arising out of the landlord-tenant relationship.


Title Law

The firm represents title insurance underwriters’ policyholders in claims involving real estate throughout the state of Missouri.  Such claims involve resolving adverse claims to policyholders’ title, defending policyholders in litigation filed against them, and curing title defects in policyholders’ titles.  We litigate suits involving mechanic’s liens, lien and mortgage priority, reformation of instruments, adverse possession, easements, quieting title, real estate and mortgage fraud, declaratory judgment, and neighborhood/subdivision restrictions and indentures.


mediation services

King, Krehbiel & Hellmich, LLC now offers mediation services. Both Kevin King and Bill Hellmich are certified mediators and are available to mediate your case. Call us for more information.