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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., says Michael P. Benson has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate in the Construction industry group.

greensfelderlogo“We are pleased to welcome Michael to our firm,” said Andrew W. Manuel, leader of the group. “Michael joins our team of talented attorneys experienced in all aspects of construction law, serving clients in Missouri, Illinois and around the country.”

Benson represents construction clients in litigation and arbitration, contract negotiation, mechanic’s liens, and other matters. His experience includes reviewing bid packages, contract documents, change orders, and correspondence to determine authorized work and potential damages, as well as determining whether requirements for filing mechanic’s liens have been followed.

Benson received his J.D. (cum laude) from Washington University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from DePauw University.

Benson most recently was an attorney at Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C., in St. Louis. During law school, he worked as a management consultant intern and also interned for the Agriculture and Environment Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. In addition, he conducted legal and technical research with the Washington University Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, has offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville. Visit www.greensfelder.com.