Aaron G Weishaar is a principal and officer of Reinert Weishaar Attorneys at Law. Mr. Weishaar joined the firm in February of 1998 as a law clerk and became an associate attorney following graduation from St. Louis University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Weishaar was a student editor and later became the Editor-in Chief for the Fidelity and Surety News, then a quarterly publication of the Trial, Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He thereafter began practicing with Bernard A. Reinert gaining extensive experience in the firm’s core practice areas.
Mr. Weishaar represents a wide range of clients, from large national surety companies and international corporations to local businesses, and individuals. His practice primarily emphasizes surety bond claims and litigation, trusts and estates, business and commercial litigation and construction law. Most recently, Mr. Weishaar was selected to Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Missouri. Mr. Weishaar is also active in a variety of professional and civic associations including the St. Louis Surety Association, AGC MO and with the Regional Union Construction Center. In addition, Mr. Weishaar is a volunteer advocate for the St. Louis Metropolitan Tribunal in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Mr. Weishaar is a native of the St. Louis area and obtained his bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University in 1994 graduating Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Weishaar lives in South St. Louis City in the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood with his wife and three children where they are active in their community and in St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
Selected to Super Lawyers in 2011 as a “Rising Star” in Missouri with his primary area of practice in Construction/Surety. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2. 5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Was elected Co-Chair of AGC St. Louis Supplier/Service Provider Council for 2011 and 2012.
Selected to Super Lawyers in 2010 as a “Rising Star” in Missouri with his primary area of practice in Construction/Surety. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2. 5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
“Named Obligee’s rights Under the Payment Bond (Are There Any?); Rights and Limitations on the Obligee’s Rights on Exhaustion of Performance Bond Penalties”, 10th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Iselin, NJ, 1999 (contributor)
“What is ‘Property’ Under Fidelity Bond Coverage?”, 12th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, 2001(co-author)
“Letters of Credit, What are they and what do I do with One?”, 13th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, 2002 (co-author)
“Liquidated Damages: Have the Courts Gone too Far? Have Upper Tier Contracting Parties Gone Too Far?”, 15th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, 2004 (co-author)
“Suretyship Update: Missouri: Law and Practice Pertaining to Construction Bonds and Other Surety Bonds”, (MOBARCLE 2005) (co-author, presenter)
“The Use and Misuse of the General Indemnity Agreement”, 16th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2005 (co-author, presenter)
“Construction Lien Law in Illinois”, Lorman Education Services, Fairview Heights, Illinois, April 28, 2006 (co-author, presenter)
“Jurisdictional Choices in Bond Litigation” 17th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2006 (co-author)
“Is Munsey Trust Alive? Recent Cases Involving the Payment Bond Surety’s Subrogation Rights”, 18th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2007 (co-author)
“Lien Waivers”, AGC St. Louis, Supplier/Service Provider Council, August 13, 2008 (presenter)
“Negotiating the Intersection Between the Exceptions to Sunshine Laws and the Duty to Cooperate by Insureds and Bond Principals”, 19th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2008 (co-author, presenter)
“Missouri Mechanic’s Liens”, AGC St. Louis, Supplier/Service Provider Council, August 13, 2008 (presenter)
“Mortgage Broker Bonds: Who are they intended to benefit and what to do when a default is taken against a bond principal”. Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2011 (co-author)
American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
The Surety Association of St. Louis
AGC MO co-chair St. Louis Supplier/Service Provider Council
St. Louis Metropolitan Tribunal
Regional Union Construction Center
Defense Research Institute Fidelity and Surety Committee
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