BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz, Chris Bauman and Jason Turk represent hundreds of property owners in appealing the valuations of their commercial real estate by taxing authorities. The Missouri State Tax Commission recently issued more than 180 decisions in our clients’ tax appeals. Our efforts reduced taxable values more than $250 million. The results included: $16.2 […]
BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz, Thom Avery and Jason Turk successfully represented a family limited partnership that was the beneficiary of a $2 million life insurance policy. The partnership purchased the policy as part of the family’s estate plan and sued the life insurance company after it refused to reinstate the policy and pay the death […]
BB&D’s representation of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri (“STL HBA”) resulted in a regulatory victory that will provide significant savings for homebuilders and homebuyers. With more than 600-member companies, STL HBA members annually invest millions of dollars in water infrastructure donated to water utilities after the completion of a development. […]
BB&D attorney Glenn Norton was sworn in as President-Elect of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (“BAMSL”) on May 2, 2019. He will serve a one-year term as President-Elect and will become President of BAMSL in 2020. Glenn was elected by BAMSL’s more than 7,500 members consisting of lawyers throughout the St. Louis region. […]
BB&D Member Bob Blitz has been selected by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of the Icon Award. This award honors 27 distinguished men and women over the age of 60 for their notable sustained success and strong leadership within and outside the field of law within the State of Missouri. The event honoring […]
BB&D attorney, Thom Avery, recently obtained an award in favor of his client in an arbitration which was conducted in Connecticut. Thom’s client, a Connecticut based manufacturer, brought breach of contract claims against a Canadian based company. The arbitrator found in favor of Thom’s client awarding it damages and all its attorney’s fees and costs […]
Attorneys Thom Avery and Amy Oslica successfully pursued a rent and possession case against a large commercial tenant (52,000 sq. ft.) in St. Charles County, Missouri. Avery and Oslica brought a rent and possession action against the tenant and obtained a judgment in favor of the landlord for possession and rent totaling nearly $300,000.00. The […]
On behalf of a national design builder, Thom Avery of Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, LC recently obtained an arbitration award against a subcontractor for breach of contract. The award, totaling over $700,000.00, took only six months to obtain from filing to final decision despite significant delaying tactics from the subcontractor.
Brett Sayers has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate, providing advice to businesses and individuals in a variety of transactional and estate planning matters. Brett has experience assisting clients in all stages of the business life cycle, including entity selection, formation, ongoing operational matters, restructuring, acquisitions, divestitures, dissolution, and taxation. Before transitioning […]
BB&D Attorneys Dave Luce and Jason Turk represented the former St. Louis City Circuit Attorney in a high-profile lawsuit filed against her by a former police officer. The ex-officer alleged that the prosecutor had violated his civil rights and defamed him. In a 58-page order, the U.S. District Court found in favor of our client […]
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 […]
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 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 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, and Rob Brandt 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 continued growth and […]
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 […]
BB&D represented the owners of a national revenue analytics firm operating in the healthcare space in the sale of all of their membership interests in the firm to a strategic buyer for aggregate consideration anticipated to exceed $14 million. BB&D attorneys Rob Brandt, Bridget Nave, Scott Smithson and Leigh Goucher handled all aspects of the transaction.
BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman and Jason Turk represent hundreds of property owners before the Missouri State Tax Commission. In 2018, our attorneys have successfully secured reductions in the taxable values of more than 140 commercial properties in decisions issued by the STC. The STC decisions have reduced the properties’ taxable values by more than $185 […]
BB&D congratulates member James Deutsch for being presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles.
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 attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kelley Farrell and David Luce have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Chris Bauman and Bob Blitz were selected for Commercial Litigation, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, and Kelley Farrell and David Luce for Employment Law – Management.
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, 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 represented Blackbird Group LLC in its acquisition of The Power-Sonic Corporation, a San Diego-based provider of battery and power supply solutions with operations in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and France. BB&D attorneys Richard Rothman, Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave, Rob Brandt, and Scott Smithson handled all aspects of the transaction, which was […]
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 […]
BB&D Member James Deutsch has been selected by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of the inaugural Icon Awards. This award honors 25 men and women over the age of 60 for their notable sustained success and strong leadership within and outside the field of law within the State of Missouri. The event honoring […]
BB&D Member Kevin Fleming has been named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly magazine’s 2018 list of Top Small Business Lawyers.
BB&D attorneys represented a physician practice in connection with a transaction involving the sale of some of its assets to a health care provider that was opening an outpatient center at the same location.
The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA) recently secured significant victories in their lawsuit against the Defendant NFL, NFL teams, and NFL team owners. The circuit court judge assigned to the case denied three separate motions filed by the Defendants, allowing the case […]
BB&D members Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman, Kelley Farrell, Teresa (“Traci”) Pupillo and David Luce were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, with Robert Blitz also being named to the “St. Louis Top 50”.
BB&D Member Dave Luce represented the Collector of Revenue of the City of St. Louis who, along with the City itself, was sued by two plaintiffs claiming that one ordinance authorizing the City’s payroll tax and two other ordinances authorizing certain redevelopment agreements (to revitalize downtown employment) were unconstitutional.
Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, LC is pleased to announce that Angela J. Burke has joined the firm as an Associate in the Columbia, Missouri office. Angela’s practice will focus on Regulatory & Government Solutions, Real Estate and Public Finance.
BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kelley Farrell and David Luce have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Bob Blitz was selected for Commercial Litigation, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, and Kelley Farrell and David Luce for Employment Law – Management.
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).
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 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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The Missouri Supreme Court has reappointed Blitz Member Dave Luce to a second four-year term to serve on one of the Attorney Disciplinary Committees for the St. Louis region. The Committee reviews complaints filed under the Rule of Professional Conduct against attorneys and makes recommendations for future handling.
BB&D Member Glenn Norton will serve as the Mediator in Ward v. Stewart, 7:15-cv-01023, an action against race car driver Tony Stewart in which the family of Kevin Ward Jr. claims Stewart caused the 2014 death of fellow racer Ward at a dirt track in New York. The parties agreed to the appointment of Norton, […]
BB&D is pleased to announce that Christopher R. (“Chris”) Pieper of Columbia, Missouri, has been named the newest member of the firm. Chris returns to private practice following service at the highest levels of state government, including directing the Missouri Department of Economic Development and serving as Chief of Staff to the Governor. Chris’ practice […]
Effective January 1, 2017, BB&D promoted St. Louis attorneys Bridget M. Nave and Jason Turk to Members. Bridget’s practice areas include tax, estate planning and corporate transactions. Jason’s practice areas include commercial litigation and tax appeals.
BB&D, on behalf of the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (also known as the RSA), prevailed before the state Court of Appeals with respect to a trial court’s ruling concerning arbitration in a matter between the RSA and the former St. Louis Rams. The RSA had previously filed suit against the Rams on an […]
BB&D attorneys represented a privately held company, its owners and affiliates in connection with the adoption of an ESOP and sale of 100% of the company’s outstanding stock to the ESOP. BB&D’s representation covered all aspects of the transaction, including reorganization of the company and its affiliates, financing, issuing warrants, executive employment contracts and bonus […]
Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Ellen Wyatt Dunne, of St. Louis, as Associate Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit, which covers St. Louis County. Dunne is a member in the Clayton law firm of Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, where she practices in the areas of general civil and complex commercial litigation, employment law and […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
BB&D member David H. Luce represented the Collector of Revenue for the City of St. Louis who was sued, along with the City, by two taxpayers who alleged that the Ordinance creating the City’s Payroll Tax and two redevelopment ordinances were unconstitutional. The taxpayers asked the court to enjoin the Collector from collecting the payroll […]
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 […]