BB&D Attorney Thom Avery Obtains $2.8 Million Judgment, Including $1.5 Million in Punitive Damages

Thom Avery represented three local business investment companies in bringing a successful lawsuit to recover payment on three outstanding business loans.  The lawsuit involved proving that Defendants had fraudulently conveyed personal assets to various business accounts and trusts to avoid payment on the loans.  Judgment was entered on October 3, 2014, awarding Plaintiffs $2.8 million […]

Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment Obtained by R. Thomas Avery

In this case, BB&D represented a national design/build contractor, a prominent real estate developer and St. Louis County.  BB&D lawyer, Thom Avery, argued the case before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. The plaintiff, a subcontractor, asserted a mechanics’ lien and claims under the public works bond statute. The claims exceeded $1 million.  BB&D […]

BB&D Attorneys Thom Avery and Douglas Stockenberg Obtain Decision from Court of Appeals Finding Personal Guaranties Signed by Wife of Homebuilder/Developer were Invalid and Unenforceable

BB&D attorneys Thom Avery and Douglas Stockenberg represented Thomas Hughes, a homebuilder and real estate developer, and his wife, Carolyn, in a suit brought by Frontenac Bank seeking approximately $3.6 million for the alleged breach of promissory notes and related commercial guaranties.  At trial, the court ruled in favor of BB&D and found the personal guaranties […]