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.
Chantal Fink was selected as a part of the 2017 class of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyers. Each year, Missouri Lawyers Weekly selects Missouri lawyers who are under 40 years old and in their first 10 years of practice who have distinguished themselves by their intelligence, hard work and dedication not only to their practice but to the profession. Chantal is among the twenty lawyers selected in St. Louis for the award.
BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Marc Ellinger, 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, Marc Ellinger for Administrative / Regulatory Law, and Kelley Farrell and David Luce for Employment Law – Management.
Marc Ellinger and Stephanie Bell were named by The Missouri Times as being two of the top 50 Political Professionals in Missouri You Need to Know. The article appears in the 2017 summer issue of the Missouri Times Magazine. Ellinger has over 20 years of experience in election law and affiliated campaign finance work, including […]
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 announces that Marc Ellinger has received the prestigious AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are designed to assess the legal ability and ethical standards of an attorney. The AV Preeminent® rating represents a determination by Ellinger’s peers that he ranks at the highest level of professional excellence. Ellinger joins […]
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, […]
On May 11, 2017, BB&D member Marc Ellinger spoke at the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Spring Conference in Miami, Florida. Ellinger spoke as part of a panel titled “The Effects of the 2016 Elections and Emerging Trends facing Gaming in the United States.” The panel address focused on the implications for the U.S. gaming […]
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 announces that Stephanie Bell has received the prestigious AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are designed to assess the legal ability and ethical standards of an attorney. The AV Preeminent® rating represents a determination by Bell’s peers that she ranks at the highest level of professional excellence. Bell joins […]
On May 5, 2017, BB&D member Marc Ellinger spoke at the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) 17th Annual Policy Conference in Washington DC. Ellinger moderated the panel including author Stuart Taylor regarding “The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities.” The RNLA National Policy Conference is where the legal world and the GOP political world […]
BB&D attorneys Traci Pupillo and Chantal Fink 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. […]
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 member Marc Ellinger spoke at the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Masterclass at ICE Totally Gaming 2017 in London. Ellinger spoke on a panel titled “Effects of the Election on Gaming in the United States.” At the session, panelists focused on the effects of a new President with a gaming background, a Republican […]
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 […]
BB&D member Marc Ellinger and attorneys Thomas Rynard and Stephanie Bell represented the proponents of a local ballot measure prohibiting red-light cameras, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in St. Charles County in 2014. Several individuals and cities, including the City of St. Peters, brought suit to invalidate the voter-approved ban on red light cameras. The trial […]
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 and Chantal Fink 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 […]
Marc Ellinger was elected to serve a one year term as Vice President of Finance and member of the Executive Committee for the Republican National Lawyers Association. He had previously served a one year term as Vice President of Membership and is finishing his third year as Chairman of the Missouri Chapter of the RNLA. Under […]
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 […]
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 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 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 members Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman, Marc Ellinger, 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 […]
Stephanie Bell was recognized as one of “16 in ’16 : The Best of JCMO Women in Business” by the Jefferson City News Tribune. Each year, the Jefferson City News Tribune recognizes Jefferson City women who have made it to the top of their field or are on their way there. The sixteen local businesswomen […]
BB&D attorneys Kelley F. Farrell, David H. Luce and Jason K. Turk represented a large publicly-traded company that owns trademarks for footwear and apparel. BB&D’s client licensed limited rights to certain trademarks to a licensee. After the licensee failed to live up to its obligations under the license agreements, BB&D’s client terminated those agreements. The […]
Michael Benson has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate in our litigation department. Michael graduated in May 2016 from Washington University School of Law, where he served on the Board of the Global Studies Law Review. While in law school, Michael received the Golden Quill Award for best Moot Court appellate brief, […]
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 […]
BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Marc Ellinger and Kelley Farrell have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Bob Blitz was selected for Commercial Litigation, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, Marc Ellinger for Administrative / Regulatory Law, and Kelley Farrell for Employment Law – Management.
On August 30, 2016, St. Louis Magazine recognized twenty-five finalists in eight categories for their inaugural awards program, the “Excellence in Law Awards.” These awards recognize law firms and lawyers who made a difference in the community over the past year, whether through their service, a significant case, or exemplary leadership. Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch […]
BB&D recently represented the purchasing entity in the purchase and financing of a 177-unit multi-family apartment complex in Springfield, Missouri. BB&D attorneys Kevin Fleming, Scott Smithson and Bridget Nave handled all aspects of the transaction which closed in August 2016.
Jason Turk was selected as part of the 2016 class of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyers. Each year the editors of Missouri Lawyers Weekly select attorneys 40 years old or younger based on “academic and career accomplishments, their ability to overcome obstacles in their lives and careers, their community involvement, and their potential […]
Amy Oslica has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate in our litigation department. Amy received her law degree from the University of Missouri, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and the Vice President of the Women’s Law Association. Prior to joining the firm, Amy served […]
BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Tom Rynard and Jason Turk represented two property owners before the Missouri State Tax Commission, successfully arguing that the St. Louis County Assessor and Board of Equalization had overvalued commercial property. After an evidentiary hearing, the State Tax Commission agreed with BB&D’s expert evidence and found that the properties were overvalued […]
Carolyn Head has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate representing corporate entities and individuals in a variety of tax planning and transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, Carolyn worked as a tax senior associate at the St. Louis office of a major international accounting firm. Carolyn received her law degrees from […]
BB&D announces that member Thomas Avery has received the prestigious AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are designed to assess the legal ability and ethical standards of an attorney. The AV Preeminent® rating represents a determination by Avery’s peers that he ranks at the highest level of professional excellence. Avery joins […]
On May 6, 2016, BB&D member Marc Ellinger spoke at the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) 16th Annual Policy Conference in Washington DC. Ellinger moderated the panel titled “War on Free Speech: Government Investigations, Citizens United, and College Campuses.” Highlights from the Conference include: A message from Chairman Trey Gowdy, a panel of Attorneys General […]
On April 21, 2016, BB&D member Marc Ellinger spoke at the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Spring Conference in San Francisco, California. Ellinger moderated the Keynote Panel Discussion titled “The Rise and Risks of eSports Betting.” The panel included leading experts in the field and focused on the size, scope and nature of the rapidly-expanding market […]
BB&D attorneys Thom Avery and Chantal Fink prevailed before the Missouri Court of Appeals on a case relating to $83,000.00 in sanctions awarded to its client in relation to a successful judgment on an underlying fraudulent conveyance lawsuit. Avery and Fink had already won a judgment for their clients in the amount of $2.8 million […]
BB&D has announced that David H. Luce has joined the firm as a member. Dave concentrates his practice in general civil litigation, including commercial, employment and real estate disputes. Dave’s trial results include obtaining an $11.1 million jury verdict in favor of a Missouri manufacturer against its insurance carrier, obtaining a defense jury verdict in […]