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 […]
R. Thomas Avery
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 […]
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 […]
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.
by Thom Avery A common scenario for Missouri business owners: You approach the Bank for a loan on behalf of your business, and the Bank requires you to sign a personal guaranty on the debt. But, the lender also requires that your spouse—who is in no way involved in the business—must sign a personal guaranty […]
In situations where commercial borrowers (developers, businesses, etc.) are in default on a promissory note, the lender may offer to enter into a “forbearance agreement” or some other form of deferment agreement with the borrower. These are often presented by the lender as a generous concession on their part in order to give the borrower additional time to try to work its way out of the problem.
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 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 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 […]
BB&D attorney Thom Avery 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 had already won a judgment for his clients in the amount of $2.8 million which was settled by the parties. […]