NEWS

BB&D Attorneys Named to Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Lists

BB&D members Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman, Robert Brandt, Kelley Farrell,  Teresa (“Traci”) Pupillo and David Luce were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement.  The annual selections are made using a […]

BB&D Prevails in Complex Trust Litigation

Three years after being honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for securing one of the largest defense wins in a multi-million dollar trust case, BB&D’s impressive team of litigators is at it again, proving their skill navigating trust and estate law extends beyond drafting estate planning documents and defense work.  BB&D recently secured an exceptional settlement […]

BB&D Represents Quaker Window Products in $65MM Expansion

BB&D represented Quaker Window Products Co. (Freeburg, MO), a leader in the window and door industry since 1949, in closing real estate transactions and helping coordinate state and local incentives related to its $65 million planned expansion in Eldon, Missouri.  The initial phase of the project includes the acquisition of more than 100 acres in […]

BB&D Represents PermaSeal USA with Acquisition of Corporate Headquarters

BB&D represented PermaSeal USA and its affiliated entities with the acquisition and leasing of its new corporate headquarters facility in Chesterfield, Missouri.  BB&D attorneys Kevin Fleming, Rob Brandt and Carolyn Allen handled all aspects of the transaction including acquisition, corporate formation, affiliated leases and lease modifications with existing tenants.  BB&D congratulates PermaSeal USA on its […]

BB&D Represents Gold Block Ventures in Acquisition and Financing of St. Charles, Missouri Multi-Family Development

BB&D recently represented Gold Block Ventures (Denver, CO) in its acquisition and financing of a multi-family apartment development in St. Charles, Missouri that includes over 150 current units and over 60 planned additional future units.  BB&D is proud to assist Gold Block Ventures in its continued expansion in the St. Louis market. Kevin Fleming led the […]

Scott Smithson Elected to Missouri Bar Association Post

Lawyers in St. Louis County have elected BB&D associate Scott Smithson to represent the district of St. Louis County on the Council for the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) of the Missouri Bar.  The YLS provides support to all new and recently admitted members of the Missouri Bar through a variety of statewide service projects, CLEs, […]

BB&D Welcomes Stephen Hoeplinger

Stephen Hoeplinger has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate, representing individuals and businesses in tort, contract, and real estate litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Steve represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation in federal and state courts, including ERISA, securities, and consumer rights class actions. In addition to his time in […]

BB&D Secures Dismissal of Lawsuit for Forum Non Conveniens

BB&D, on behalf of Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., obtained dismissal of a lawsuit on forum non conveniens grounds.  Sixty plaintiffs filed suit against KCSM and its parent corporations in St. Louis County.  Plaintiffs’ claims were related to a bus accident in Mexico in 2015. The doctrine of forum non conveniens is […]

BB&D Represents Developer of New Student Housing Complex in Springfield, Missouri

BB&D recently represented a developer in the purchase and construction financing of a contemplated new 106-unit student housing complex in Springfield, Missouri. The $20 million project in downtown Springfield is anticipated to open in summer 2019. BB&D attorneys Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave and Scott Smithson handled all aspects of the transaction (including governmental approvals, private […]

Bridget Nave to Speak at NBI’s Course on Estate Planning

Member Bridget Nave will speak at an upcoming National Business Institute (NBI) seminar entitled “A 2-Day Practical Course – Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide” in St. Louis on August 10 and August 11, 2017. Bridget will offer insights on Common Trust Structures and When They’re Used and Transfers During Life and Inter-Vivos Trusts (including Beneficiary Designations, Titling Assets, Gifting Approaches, Tax Effects of Asset Transfers During Life, Top Creditor Protection Approaches, Planning for Real Estate and Types and Functions of Common Living Trusts).

BB&D Opens New Office in Columbia, Missouri

Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, LC is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Columbia, Missouri.  The Columbia Office is located at 414 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Columbia, MO 65201.  The Columbia office, along with current offices in St. Louis and Jefferson City, will enable the firm to better serve clients throughout Missouri and […]

BB&D Representing St. Louis County Port Authority

BB&D will represent the St. Louis County Port Authority in a lawsuit filed by Joshua Media Ministries International (JMMI) against St. Louis County, the St. Louis County Port Authority, and others. JMMI is challenging St. Louis County Port Authority’s acquisition of certain property that was part of the former Jamestown Mall. By: Robert D. Blitz, […]

BB&D Assists Fairfield Processing Corporation in Leasing and Redeveloping New St. Louis Facility

In early 2017, BB&D attorneys represented international product filling supplier Fairfield Processing Corporation (Fairfield, Connecticut) in all aspects of leasing and redeveloping a 300,000-square-foot filling and packaging facility in north St. Louis City. In addition to the leasing and construction of the facility, the effort included negotiating incentives from the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board of […]

BB&D Obtains Summary Judgment in $85 Million Lawsuit Brought by Former KV Pharmaceutical CEO Marc Hermelin

BB&D attorney Traci Pupillo represented a former KV Pharmaceutical (KV) officer, who was sued along with several KV Directors, by Marc Hermelin on claims involving Hermelin’s separation of employment from KV, removal from KV’s Board of Directors, and criminal prosecution. Hermelin sought over $85 Million in damages on his claims against Defendants. After extensive briefing and […]

BB&D, On Behalf Of Regional St. Louis Entities, Files Lawsuit Against NFL, NFL Teams, And Team Owners Arising Out Of Relocation Of Rams Franchise

The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA) filed suit in Circuit Court of St. Louis City demonstrating that the NFL, its teams, and owners violated their own Relocation Guidelines. The suit cites extensively to these Relocation Guidelines, which bind the NFL, NFL team […]

BB&D Participates in Motion for Kids Toy Drive

Ellen Dunne headed up BB&D’s annual holiday toy drive for Motion for Kids.  Motion for Kids is a partnership project between the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis Bar Foundation, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis University, and the Isaac Bruce Foundation, serving over 2,000 underprivileged St. Louis children each year […]

BB&D Obtains Arbitration Award in Construction Dispute

BB&D attorneys Thom Avery and Aaron Sanders represented a construction company involved in the design and construction of multiple branch offices for an out-of-state financial institution.  After expending substantial resources in the design of one of the branch locations and readying the project for construction, the project was abruptly terminated by the financial institution.  The […]

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds in Favor of BB&D Client in Landmark Case Involving International Child Custody under the Hague Convention

BB&D member Kelley Farrell and associate Aaron Sanders represented the mother of two minor children involved in a custody dispute with their Peruvian father.  After traveling to the United States with the consent of the Peruvian government to seek medical attention for her son battling a rare and aggressive eye disease, BB&D’s client married a […]

Contractor Disqualification and Suspension Actions Resolved Favorably

BB&D attorney Tom Rynard represented a construction company which was:  disqualified from bidding and participating on Missouri Department of Transportation projects; non-renewed in the MoDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program; and suspended by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration from participating in FHWA projects and all projects involving federal funds.  A minority owner/worksite manager […]

BB&D Represents Seneca Medical in $38 Million Nationwide Sale and Leaseback of 5 Commercial Properties

BB&D attorneys represented Seneca Medical LLC, a subsidiary of national healthcare distributor Concordance Healthcare Solutions LLC, in connection with the November 1, 2016 sale and leaseback of four existing distribution and office facilities and build-to-suit financing for one new facility.  The total sale price exceeded $38 Million and each of the properties was located in […]

BB&D Represents Koch Development in $18 Million Private Securities Offering

BB&D attorneys represented Koch Development and its affiliates in an $18 Million private securities offering of equity.  Koch Development intends to use the funds to develop three SkyWheel® amusement attractions at three popular destinations.  BB&D’s representation of the sponsor covered all aspects of the offering including the private placement documentation and structuring the organizational documents […]

BB&D Represents Owners of the Primary Subcontractor in Joint Venture on $300 Million Missouri Utility Infrastructure Project

BB&D attorneys represented the owners of the major subcontractor in connection with a $300 Million Missouri utility infrastructure project in structuring a joint venture with the general contractor to provide sufficient equity for performance bonding and placement of subordinated debt to the joint venture.  BB&D attorneys assisted with all aspects of structuring the joint venture […]

BB&D Attorneys Named to Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Lists

BB&D members Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman, Kelley Farrell and Teresa (“Traci”) Pupillo were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, with Robert Blitz also being named to the “St. Louis Top 50”.  In addition, Jason Turk was recognized as a “Rising Star.”  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have […]

Missouri Court of Appeals Finds in Favor of BB&D Clients Demanding Open Access to Government Meetings

BB&D attorneys Robert D. Blitz, Christopher O. Bauman, and Jason K. Turk represented taxpayers who brought a class action against the St. Louis County Board of Equalization.  The Board of Equalization determines property value disputes between the St. Louis County Assessor and taxpayers.  The Board of Equalization argued that it is not subject to Missouri’s […]