Nicholas Van Deven, Shareholder

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About

After having practiced at Helfrey, Neiers and Jones, P.C. for ten years, Nick Van Deven joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2013 when the firms joined forces. Nick handles a variety of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels in Missouri, Illinois and the federal system. Most of those matters have a real estate component. Nick litigates disputes concerning commercial and residential real estate, title insurance, construction contracts and mechanic’s liens, construction disbursing, land partition, municipal liability, premises liability, corporate governance, trusts, trade secrets, unfair competition, creditor’s rights, collections and land tax disputes.

“Sandberg Phoenix has large firm resources and depth to offer clients, while still maintaining its focus on individual client needs. I’m excited to be a part of such a talented group of attorneys,” Nick says.

Whether working with individuals or companies with a nationwide presence, Nick works efficiently to achieve his clients’ unique goals and believes effective communication helps foster both loyalty and trust.

“Each day offers something new which challenges me to find creative ways to solve problems for a diverse client base,” says Nick. “My clients expect a quick turnaround and results that further their long term needs. A handful of my clients employ in-house counsel. I really enjoy collaborating with them.”

Outside of his legal practice, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Nick’s two young boys have already shown a predilection for persuasion and advocacy, skills which they hone each day. Nick also enjoys a wide variety of music, Cardinals baseball and Jayhawk basketball.

Background

Nick attended the University of Kansas where he earned Bachelor of Arts in both Cultural Anthropology and East Asian Languages & Cultures. During his undergraduate studies, Nick was included as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.

He then went on to study law at Saint Louis University School of Law, where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in International and Comparative Law. In law school, Nick was a staff member of the St. Louis University Law Journal and was published twice. He also received the Academic Excellence Award for Comparative International Law. In 2002, Nick chaired the International Law Student Association Annual Conference in St. Louis.

Nick is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Saint Louis University School of Law Alumni Association and the St. Louis University High School Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Missouri Land Title Association and serves on its Education, Legislative and Judiciary Committees.

Nick was selected as a Rising Star in 2009, 2010 and from 2013-2017 by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation.

He is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Illinois and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Publications

“Pursuing and Defending Claims Against Fiduciaries Per the Missouri Uniform Trust Code (MUTC),” National Business Institute (March 2013).

“Introduction: Symposium on the Protection of Children’s Rights Under International Law,” 22 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 233 (2003).

“Taking One for the Team: Principle of Treaty Adherence as a Social Imperative for Preserving Globalization and International Legal Legitimacy as Upheld in In re World War II Era Japanese Forced Labor Litigation v. Mitsui & Co.,” 46 Saint Louis U. L.J. 1091 (2002).

Presentations

Presenter, Missouri Land Title Association, “Hot Topics in the Law” (March 2013).

Presenter, National Business Institute, “Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests” (March 2013).

BIOGRAPHY

After having practiced at Helfrey, Neiers and Jones, P.C. for ten years, Nick Van Deven joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2013 when the firms joined forces. Nick handles a variety of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels in Missouri, Illinois and the federal system. Most of those matters have a real estate component. Nick litigates disputes concerning commercial and residential real estate, title insurance, construction contracts and mechanic’s liens, construction disbursing, land partition, municipal liability, premises liability, corporate governance, trusts, trade secrets, unfair competition, creditor’s rights, collections and land tax disputes.

“Sandberg Phoenix has large firm resources and depth to offer clients, while still maintaining its focus on individual client needs. I’m excited to be a part of such a talented group of attorneys,” Nick says.

Whether working with individuals or companies with a nationwide presence, Nick works efficiently to achieve his clients’ unique goals and believes effective communication helps foster both loyalty and trust.

“Each day offers something new which challenges me to find creative ways to solve problems for a diverse client base,” says Nick. “My clients expect a quick turnaround and results that further their long term needs. A handful of my clients employ in-house counsel. I really enjoy collaborating with them.”

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