– Saint Louis University, B.S.B.A., Marketing, 2001, Summa Cum Laude

– DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2004

Representative Matters

– Robinson v. Langenbach, 599 S.W.3d 167 (Mo. En Banc 2020)

– Robinson v. Langenbach, 439 S.W.3d 853 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2014)

– Bovier v. Simon Crane Service, Inc., 381 S.W.3d 388 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 2012)

Bar Admissions

– Missouri, 2004

– Illinois, 2005

Court Admissions

– U.S. District Court, E.D. Mo., 2004

John G. Beseau, a partner in the St. Louis office of The Cook Group, focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation, including real estate disputes, in State and Federal Courts.

In the construction arena, John represents general contractors, subcontractors, and project owners in matters concerning breach of contract, construction defects, payment disputes, and mechanic’s liens. In addition to defending construction matters in Missouri and Illinois, John serves as chief counsel for a general contractor, handling disputes nationwide, both in court and arbitration.

John’s commercial practice includes representation of businesses in contractual disputes, loan transactions, UCC claims, and unfair business practices. He also counsels business owners in shareholder disputes and fiduciary litigation and defends employers in claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation.

John has tried multiple matters to verdict as first-chair in jury and bench trials, including claims seeking declaratory and equitable relief and temporary and permanent injunctions. He successfully briefed and argued several matters before the Missouri Court of Appeals and has won a case before the Missouri Supreme Court.

New York City

115 Broadway, Suite 1602
New York, New York 10006


300 International Drive, Suite 100
Buffalo, New York 14221

St. Louis
701 Market Street, Suite 1225
St. Louis, MO 63101

1 S. Dearborn, 20th fl.
Chicago, IL 60603

Fort Lauderdale 
4737 N. Ocean Drive, Suite 208
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


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