Herren, Dare & Streett
439 S. Kirkwood Rd. Suite 204
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
314-965-3373






 
439 South Kirkwood Road
Suite 204
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
PH: 314-965-3373
FAX: 314-965-2225

David T. Streett           

Education

 

  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York

           B.A. in English Literature, 1983

 

  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri  

            J.D. 1991

 

Work Experience


Prior to attending law school I worked for an educational publishing company managing independent sales organizations throughout the United States.


Practice


After graduating from St. Louis University Law School in 1991, I worked as an associate attorney at Ottsen, Mauze, Leggat & Belz, LC concentrating in real estate related litigation.

 

I have been a partner at Herren, Dare & Streett since 1998. I have the privilege of representing individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners in:
 
  • Corporate and real estate transactions
  • Corporate and general business representation
  • Business and real estate related litigation in Federal & State courts
  • Employment related matters
  • Estate Planning

 


Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Member of the Missouri Bar Association.

Mr. Obvious

Welcome to my very first Blog entry.  My blogs will briefly discuss legal points of interest from recently published cases from the Missouri Supreme Court or Courts of Appeals.


Last week, the Eastern District published James A. Stemmler, Personal Representative of the Estate of Melvin C. Brewer vs. Fred M. Goffstein, No ED98893.

Believe it or not, the primary issue on appeal centered on in what capacity Mr. Goffstein signed a real estate purchase contract.

It was ambiguous whether he signed on his own behalf, or on behalf of a limited liability company.

Two take-aways here:  

First, always be sure to know in what capacity you are signing a contract, and make sure you sign the contract in that capacity. Don't leave any room for misinterpretation or ambiguity.

Second, having to go to the court of appeals is expensive.  All the Appeals Court did was send the case back to the trial court, so unless the parties settle, they will have to spend more time and money re-litigating issues that could and should have been avoided by properly identifying the parties to the contract BEFORE signing the contract.

Perhaps, if an attorney had been engaged from the beginning, none of this would have happened.

Thank you,

David

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