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Stephen A. Martin

Stephen A. Martin

Owner and Founding Member
Location:
Saint Charles, Missouri
Phone:
636-487-4097
877-224-9742
Fax:
636-949-3732
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Stephen A. Martin is a skilled attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, representing clients in a variety of general practice areas, including the areas of civil litigation, real estate law, business law, municipal law and estate planning.

Mr. Martin is the owner and founding member of The Law Office of Stephen A. Martin. Prior to starting his own firm, he was a partner at Barklage, Brett, Martin, Wibbenmeyer & Hamill, P.C., served as County Counselor for St. Charles County and prior to that, County Counselor for Clay County. Additionally, he has worked as a Law Clerk for Judge Martin of the Jackson County Circuit Court and a Law Clerk for Judge Turnage on the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District.

Mr. Martin is a graduate of University of Missouri's School of Law in Kansas City, Missouri. While attending law school, he was a Moot Court Team Alternate, a Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board and Editor of Martin's Reviews. Mr. Martin was a fraternity member of Phi Delta Phi.

Prior to law school, Mr. Martin earned his Bachelors of Arts with Honors in English Literature from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Accomplishments during this period include: Dean's List, English Honors Program, Chairperson of I.R.H.A. Governor's Congress, Pershing Group Council Chairperson and House Community Board Juror.

Since law school, other activities include:

  • St. Charles City Landmark Preservation Board
  • St. Charles Borromeo School Board and Finance Committee
  • Archdiocesan Development Appeal
  • Lambert Expansion Community Advisory Committee
  • Mayor's Charity Ball Committee
  • Chairperson of the St. Charles Historic Landmarks Preservation Architectural Review Board

Mr. Martin is an adjunct professor at St. Charles County Community College where he teaches Business Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Business Organizations
  • Franchising
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Adverse Possession
  • Amendments to Covenants
  • Assessment Collections
  • Boundaries
  • Breach of Lease/Covenants
  • Breach of Purchase Agreement
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Corporate Matters
  • Covenants, Restrictions & Indentures
  • Damage to Premises
  • Deed Drafting
  • Document Review
  • Easements & Right of Ways
  • Evictions
  • Formation & Organization of New Missouri Corporations
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Land Use
  • Landlord / Tenant Rights
  • Landlord-Tenant Matters
  • Lease Enforcement
  • Lease Interpretation
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships & Joint Ventures
  • Past-Due Rent
  • Preparation and Negotiation of Contract Matters
  • Preparation of Contracts
  • Purchase-Sale Matters
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Real Estate Litigation Matters
  • Rules and Regulations Enforcement
  • Seller Fraud
  • Seller Non-Disclosure
  • Subdivision - Community Matters
  • Unlawful Detainers
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Local Government and Municipal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Annexations
  • Elections and Campaign law
  • Zoning and Variances
  • Building Code Laws
  • Disputes Concerning Local Government or Municipal Contracts
  • Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs)
  • Preliminary Injunctions
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Investigations Conducted by Governmental Agencies
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • New Missouri Corporations
  • S Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Employment and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Loan Agreements and Promissory Notes
  • Nonpayment for Goods or Services
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Fraudulent Business Practices
  • Corporate Defense and Company Defense
  • Business Dissolution and Break-Ups
  • Employment Disputes
  • Breach of Non-Compete Agreements
  • Ordinance Violations
  • Temporary Restraining Order

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Honors: Moot Court Team Alternate
    • Honors: Chief Justice, Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Fraternity Member, Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: English Honors Program Dean's List, English Honors Program
    • Honors: Chairperson of I.R.H.A. Governor's Congress
    • Honors: Pershing Group Council Chairperson and House Community Board Juror
    • Major: English Literature

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, St. Charles County Community College

Past Employment Positions

  • Barklage, Brett, Martin, Wibbenmeyer & Hamill, P.C., Partner
  • St. Charles County, County Counselor
  • Clay County, County Counselor
  • Judge Martin of the Jackson County Circuit Court, Law Clerk
  • Judge Turnage on the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District, Law Clerk

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