Benjamin Hegvik

Partner

BIOGRAPHY

Ben Hegvik is a partner in Foley Mansfield’s St. Louis office and the Chair of Foley & Mansfield’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. From small businesses to large global corporations, he has extensive experience representing enterprises in a variety of complex commercial disputes.

Throughout his career, whether the disputes were resolved in litigation, arbitration or mediation, Ben has represented builders, developers and design professionals in construction disputes. This work has included representing premises owners faced with lawsuits arising from injuries allegedly sustained at the premises in question. Ben enjoys engaging with the construction community in St. Louis, and has published and given presentations on numerous construction-related legal topics at events like the Missouri Construction Law Seminar.

Additionally, Ben has years of experience representing manufacturers in product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Not only has Ben assisted product manufacturers in developing strategies for defending allegations on a case-by-case basis, but he also works alongside his clients to establish proactive overarching strategies which can be applied to a portfolio of cases in diverse jurisdictions.

Outside of his work with Foley Mansfield, Ben serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alliance Credit Union. This fulfilling professional accomplishment  provides Ben with critical insights when dealing with issues related to lending institutions.  Further, this role allows Ben to serve the members of the credit union as it engages in the business community.

Ben received his J.D. in 2008 from St. Louis University School of Law. He was awarded the Dean's Scholarship and earned a Certificate in International and Comparative Law. He received his undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from Brigham Young University in 2002.  When not practicing law, Ben enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, including skiing and hiking.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Ben successfully represented a large chemical manufacturer in a class action lawsuit related to hydraulic fluid. Ben obtained a dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against the manufacturer prior to class certification. Ben successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of his client, an automobile dealership, in a lawsuit wherein a plaintiff challenged the binding effect of a financial transaction.


AWARDS

Missouri Rising Stars® - 2015 - 2018


PRESENTATIONS

National Business Institute Seminar: Missouri Construction Law From Start to Finish – “Understanding Subcontract Terms and Flow-Through Clauses”  -  March 31, 2022
Half Moon Missouri Construction Law Seminar - "Making Changes and Resolving Disputes during the Construction Process" - January 26, 2018
Construction Contract Workshop – “Comparing Standardized Construction Documents” -November 2, 2016
Construction Law for Public Projects Seminar – “Dispute Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation in Court”-March 20, 2014
Missouri Construction Law Seminar – “Making Changes and Resolving Disputes During the Construction Process”- March 30, 2012


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alliance Credit Union


MEDIA

Surety Bonds (2010) Supplement to Missouri Bar CLE Insurance Practice, Chapter 11
Remedies (2010) Supplement to Missouri Bar CLE Contracts, Chapter 4
Building Regulations (2009) Supplement to Missouri Bar CLE Construction Law, Chapter 6

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  • Illinois; Missouri
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Product Liability
  • St. Louis University School of Law, 2008, JD
  • Brigham Young University, 2002, BA, English and Political Science
  • American Bar Association; 
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; 
  • Illinois Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association; 
  • New York State Bar Association

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