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BB&D Attorneys Achieve Millions In Tax Savings for Property Owners

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 Secures Regulatory Relief for St. Louis Home Builders Association

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.  […]

Thom Avery Wins Breach of Contract Arbitration

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 […]

Thom Avery and BB&D Assist Commercial Landlord with Quick Eviction

Attorney Thom Avery has successfully pursued a rent and possession case against a large commercial tenant (52,000 sq. ft.) in St. Charles County, Missouri. Avery 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 Court ordered the tenant to vacate […]

BB&D Welcomes Brett Sayers

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 Secure Complete Dismissal For Prosecutor

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 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, 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 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 […]

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 Blackbird Group in Acquisition of International Battery Manufacturer

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, and Rob Brandt handled all aspects of the transaction, which was financed by Prudential Capital […]

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 and Bridget Nave handled all aspects of the transaction (including governmental approvals, private capital raising, and bank […]

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 […]