Steven B. Loeb
Partner - Baton Rouge
- T: 225.381.8050
- F: 225.387.5397
Steven Loeb’s principal areas of practice include building and heavy construction, architect’s and engineer’s professional practice liability, public bid law, American with Disabilities Act, mediation and arbitration. His experience includes litigation of complex multi-party construction matters, drafting legislation and standard form agreements for the American Institute of Architects, and arbitration of disputes between owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties and design professionals. Steven has also handled complex insurance and surety claims all as part of his construction law practice. Steven is a panel arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and a Certified Mediator on Americans with Disabilities Act matters through Key Bridge Foundation/U.S. Department of Justice. Steven has taught several courses in the LSU School of Construction and the Southern University School of Architecture. Steven is recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in the area of Construction.
Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 1989
Tulane University, Masters in Architecture, 2004
Tulane University, B. A. Architecture, 1982
Tulane University, B.A. Political Science, 1978
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1974-1977
The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ, 1974
Louisiana, 1989; Louisiana Supreme Court; all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Baton Rouge Bar Association, 1989, past Chairman Construction Law Section
Louisiana State Bar Association, 1989 - present
American Bar Association, Section on Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law, 1989 - present
Member National Council of Architectural Review Boards, 1986 - present
Construction Specifications Institute, 1993 - present
American Institute of Architects, 1982 - present (assoc. member)
Member of the Attorney Panel for the American Institute of Architects National Documents Committee drafting the AIA A201 (1997 Edition)
General Counsel for: American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana (ACEC/L)
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Construction Law Section, expert witness
International Code Council (ICC)
American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel Arbitrator
Associated General Contractors - LA (AGC-La)
Honors and Awards
Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Louisiana - Construction 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.
- “HIRE NOLA Illegal” March 2016
- “Affidavit of Notice of Fee Disposition” October 2010
- “2010 Louisiana Legislative Amendments To The Private Works Act—Benefits General Contractors In An Uncertain Economy, But Creates Uncertainty Regarding Certain Louisiana Lien Law Issues” September 2010
- “New Legislation: Act 726 (Designer's Estimate) To Amend Public Works Act relative to designer's estimates and to the procedures for bidding” January 2009
- “New provisions added to the public bid law by amending the key Public Works Act statute” August 2008
- “New Licensing requirements for Contractors effective January 2009” August 2008
- “Act No. 598 Significantly Restricts and Alters Public Bidding” August 2008
- Time is Money: Risk Management Strategy for Building Construction, FOR THE DEFENSE (DRI), August 2008
- One Lawyer’s Thoughts on Mold Litigation”, Building Envelope Forum (electronic publication)
- Taking a Stand on Dispute Resolution, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION published by The World of Concrete (national publication)
- Contractor’s Liability When Substituting Products, PROFESSIONAL BUILDER MAGAZINE (national publication)
- AIA - A201: Contract Between Architect and Contractor, or Not?, SPECIFIER published by Construction Specification Institute (national pub.)
- "Delay Claims Against Design Professionals", 2015 Multi-State Engineering Conference, June 2015
- "Handling Legal Issues in Engineering and Surveying Practice", Legal Issues for Louisiana Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors Seminar, May 2015
- 2014 Louisiana Public Bid Law
- Construction Specification Institute - Baton Rouge chapter - Substantial Completion from the Architect’s Point of View; Recent Developments in Public Bid Law (2010)
- Lorman Educational Services - Construction Law Issues - What to do When (8 hours); AIA Documents (2009)
- Construction Specifications Institute National Conferences - Practical Alternative Dispute Resolution (2001); Avoiding the Warranty and Indemnity Trap (2004); and Mitigating Construction Disputes (2006)
- Multi-Housing World Conference Mold Prevention and Effective Remediation
- Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference Mold Litigation and Risk Management
- Louisiana State University Law Center Recent Development in Construction Law
- University of South Alabama - Roof Warranties and the Warranty Trap
- Twin City Fire Insurance Company, Member of Hartford Group of Companies Dispute Resolution Strategies for Design Professionals
- National Business Institute - Comprehensive Course in Construction Law for Contractors and Design Professionals
- Louisiana Joint Engineering Conferences - New Developments in Construction Law Avoiding the Warranty and Indemnity Trap International Building Code as adopted by Louisiana
- Louisiana Society of Civil Engineers - Design Professional Liability Insurance
- Louisiana Business Technology Center and Louisiana Residential Contractors Assoc. - Mediation of a Construction Claim with Mock Mediation
- Chitester Management Systems, Inc. - Standing Neutral - a practical alternative ADR
- CNA Invited Attorney Conference - Indemnity Clauses
- Construction Specification Institute - Pensacola chapter - Shop Drawings and Other Submittals Mold Litigation Update
- Construction Specification Institute - Lafayette, La. chapter - Design Professional Insurance
- Construction Specification Institute - Mobile Bay chapter - Change Orders, Shop Drawings, ADR and Project Closeout Modern Mold Litigation
- Baton Rouge Bar Association - Title III Americans with Disabilities Act
- Associated General Contractors - LA (AGC) Annual Speaker
- Associated General Contractors – Houston, TX Doing Business in Louisiana Post Katrina
- American Society of Civil Engineers Louisiana Chapter - Governmental Ethics for Consulting Engineers“
- American Institute of Architects Mississippi Chapter - Project Close Out, Dispute Resolution, and E&O Insurance
- American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter - Closing Out a Project Dispute Resolution under the AIA Documents Payment and Substantial Completion Certification Copyright and Patent Law for Design Professionals
- American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana - Recent Developments in Governmental Ethics and Public Bid Laws Affecting Design Professionals
Represented surety during takeover of bankrupt contractor on projects exceeding $100 million, resolving a majority through negotiation and litigating balance.
Represented a public airport authority who terminated a contractor and its surety for failure to properly and timely perform work resulting in complex multi-party litigation with over $50 million at stake.
Represented a major highway contractor against a public transportation agency in Texas and collected over $2 million for the contractor’s extra work and delay claims.
Negotiated resolution of a complex claim between the general contractor, subcontractors, suppliers and casino developer requiring the on-site personal presence of Mr. Loeb to manage the project to a successful and timely completion.
Lead counsel on $10 million dollar mold and moisture intrusion case representing the public owner against general contractor, surety, architect, developer, insurance carriers and subcontractors.
Handled construction litigation and American with Disabilities cases in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas.
Qualified Expert Witness (in court testimony):
Court appointed expert witness in “Building Construction” and “Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Guidelines” (August 2001)
“Alethea Rena McCastle v. Lionel Spruel” Suit No. 137,214, Div. “B”, The Family Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Luke Lavergne, Judge presiding
Expert witness in “Building Construction with emphasis on Public Contracts and Construction” (January 7, 2004)
“City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge v. Ace Bail Bond Consulting Service” Suit No. 514,889 Sect. 21 19th Judicial District Court Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tim Kelly, Judge presiding