BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Rob Brandt, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave, Chris Pieper and Rich Rothman have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Chris Bauman and Bob Blitz were selected for Commercial Litigation, Kevin Fleming for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law, Rob Brandt for Business […]
BB&D congratulates our Office Manager Cindy Stephens-Miller for being named to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2023 Unsung Legal Heroes list, specifically in the category of Office Manager. For more information about Cindy and this honor, please go to 2023 Unsung Legal Heroes: Cindy Stephens-Miller – Missouri Lawyers Media (molawyersmedia.com).
For the first time in Firm history, BB&D has been recognized for Litigation: General Commercial by Chambers and Partners in the 2003 Chambers USA Guide. Chambers is often considered the leading directory in the legal profession. According to its website, “Chambers USA is the world’s leading legal data and analytics provider, highlighting the top lawyers […]
Governor Michael Parson announced the appointment of BB&D founding member Bob Blitz to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. The Board of Curators the governing body for the University System and its four campuses University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri University of Science and Technology and University of Missouri-Kansas City. […]
Congratulations are in order for Rob Brandt of Blitz, Bardgett, & Deutsch who was named to Missouri Lawyers Media’s first ever “Power List” of Missouri Merger & Acquisition Attorneys. The Power List is an exclusive group of only 30 attorneys described as the “most powerful M&A attorneys in Missouri.” Congratulations Rob!
Steven Alan Ramsey has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate attorney. Steven brings litigation and regulatory expertise to his practice with the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Steven served as Director of Governmental Policy and Legislation at the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), as an Assistant Attorney General in […]
For a third consecutive year, BB&D’s founding member Robert D. Blitz has been included in Missouri Lawyers Media’s Power List of Top 100 Attorneys for 2022. This exclusive group recognizes the top attorneys across practice fields, and Bob was named among the top nine in the area of Commercial and Consumer Law. Congratulations, Bob!
On December 5, 2022, Missouri Lawyers Media published its first ever list of Missouri’s Top 20 Law Firms. BB&D was included among this elite list of law firms and received special recognition for securing the largest settlement in Missouri. Congratulations to everyone at BB&D!
BB&D Founding Member Robert D. Blitz was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on October 23, 2022. The Missouri State Chapter recognized Bob as an Outstanding American for his tremendous contributions to the sport of wrestling. Bob’s father, Morris E. Blitz, was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.
BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave, Rich Rothman and Rob Brandt have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Chris Bauman and Bob Blitz were selected for Commercial Litigation, Kevin Fleming for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law, […]
BB&D’s founding member Robert D. Blitz has been appointed by the Circuit Court of St. Louis County to serve as Special Master in the first case to go to trial in St. Louis County relating to claims that Monsanto’s Roundup-brand product causes cancer. The case is currently in week three of a scheduled five-week jury […]
Congratulations are in order for BB&D client Concrete Strategies, LLC, a subsidiary of St. Louis construction firm Clayco, Inc. BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz and Chris Bauman recently secured a judgment in excess of $850,000.00 in favor of Concrete Strategies relating to work it conducted at the Railway Exchange Building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The case […]
On May 2, 2022, at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’s (BAMSL) Law Day Celebration, BAMSL awarded its Honorable E. Richard Webber Distinguished Lawyer Award to BB&D founding member Robert D. Blitz. The Law Day Celebration featured a keynote address by former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. The Distinguished Lawyer Award is the highest honor […]
BB&D member Rob Brandt represented a client who had been a salesperson at a commercial and residential contractor. Our client believed he had been underpaid and left the company. He started his own competing company, which became extremely successful. His former employer then sued him and the new company for breach of a non-compete agreement, […]
Robert Brandt was recognized as a 2021 “Best Attorney” by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. The publication accepts nominations and surveys its readers for the best legal services providers in St. Louis. To read the full list of attorneys receiving this acknowledgment, please check out the August 2021 St. Louis Small Business Monthly issue: https://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/100905-STL-SBM-August-2021/sdefault.html#page/12 […]
Congratulations are in order for Bob Blitz of Blitz, Bardgett, & Deutsch who earned his second consecutive selection into Missouri Lawyers Media’s “The Power List” for Commercial Law attorneys. The Power List is an exclusive group of only twenty-eight attorneys described as the “most powerful commercial and consumer attorneys in Missouri.” Congratulations Bob!
BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave, and Rich Rothman have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Chris Bauman and Bob Blitz were selected for Commercial Litigation, Kevin Fleming for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law, Rich Rothman […]
BB&D attorney Robert Blitz succeeded in defending BB&D client Kansas City-St. Louis Regional Carpenters Regional Council on appeal before the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The District Court previously dismissed a Union member’s attempt to bring action against a union official for breach of statutory duties. The appeal involved complex issues of law under […]
BB&D attorney Bob Blitz successfully defended an arbitration award in federal court in St. Louis. The Court entered a $1.7 million judgment for BB&D’s client, a design-build contractor, confirming an arbitration award that Blitz recently won for his client. The judgment is against a subcontractor on an estimated $1 billion industrial project for a customer […]
BB&D attorneys Robert Blitz and Chris Bauman recently secured an appellate victory from the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals. The lawsuit involved claims brought by a BB&D client against an insurance carrier for failing to provide a defense to previous litigation. The trial court dismissed the claims, finding the insurance policy did not provide coverage. On […]
BB&D recently represented Gold Block Ventures (Denver, CO) in its acquisition and financing of a multi-family residential development in Parkville, Missouri, a newly constructed project that will eventually include 36 separate residential buildings containing 264 apartment units and 100 townhomes with many shared amenities. BB&D is proud to assist Gold Block Ventures in its entrance […]
Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch is honored to announce three of our outstanding attorneys have been recognized by their peers as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers – 2020. The annual Super Lawyers’ list consists of exceptional attorneys who are handpicked from a multitude of practice areas, having attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional […]
BB&D member Bob Blitz has been selected to Missouri Lawyers Media’s “POWER 30” for Commercial and Consumer Law. Per Missouri Lawyers Media: “We look at practitioners who have won notable jury trials, achieved significant settlements in both class action suits and individual claims, and helped to set important precedents that shape the law. Our editorial […]
BB&D is proud to be a partner of Veterans Community Project (VCP), and congratulates VCP on its land dedication for VCP Village in St. Louis held on October 16, 2020, a milestone event attended by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, and other elected officials from St. Louis and Kansas City . […]
BB&D attorneys Robert Brandt, Bridget Nave and Brett Sayers represented a minority owner in selling his shares back to the corporation for $7 million after the shareholder was terminated as a director, officer and employee of the Company. BB&D was able to obtain for the client: full payment at closing of the purchase price (instead of […]
BB&D attorney Robert D. Blitz obtained an order from the federal court in St. Louis confirming their client’s arbitration award of more than $1.3 million. The court confirmed the award despite opposition from the opposing party, which filed objections and a motion to modify the award. The court quickly overruled all objections and granted all […]
BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave and Rich Rothman have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Chris Bauman and Bob Blitz were selected for Commercial Litigation, Kevin Fleming and Rich Rothman for Real Estate, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, and Bridget […]
BB&D attorney Robert D. Blitz represented a design-build company in its breach of contract action against a subcontractor. Our client brought the action after the subcontractor did not provide the workers or materials to complete its scope of work in compliance with the project’s schedule. Our client had to supplement the subcontractor’s work with additional […]
BB&D attorney Robert Blitz successfully defended the Kansas City-St. Louis Regional Carpenters Council on appeal from the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former business agent. The lawsuit centered around allegations of wrongful termination implicating a complex area of federal law governing unions under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The plaintiff attempted to […]
BB&D attorney Robert D. Blitz represented a design-build company in its breach of contract action against a subcontractor. Our client brought the action after the subcontractor did not provide the workers or materials to complete its scope of work in compliance with the project’s schedule. Our client had to supplement the subcontractor’s work with its […]
Thomas Limbrick has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate and represents clients in a range of civil litigation, including business torts, class actions, employment disputes, and personal injury. Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as a law clerk to Judge Ronnie L. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern […]
Mark Sanders has joined the firm as an attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office. After clerking for the Honorable Judge Duane Benton at the Missouri Supreme Court, Mark has been in private practice in St. Louis for more than twenty years, concentrating his practice in commercial, real estate, and fiduciary litigation. Mark is also […]
As the world continues grappling with the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, you may be left wondering about the legal obligations stemming from cancelled events and business in St. Louis and across the country. As experienced commercial litigation attorneys, our law firm has already been involved in addressing clients’ anxious concerns over COVID-19’s effect on existing […]
The U.S. Department of Labor audited a growing company with a nationwide network of salespeople and service technicians who were paid primarily by commission. The DOL believed that our client unlawfully failed to pay its employees overtime and demanded hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay and penalties be paid to the employees.
Fox 2 News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch attorneys Bob Blitz and Chris Bauman’s subpoena to make four phone companies turn over the last eight years of phone records of the NFL and team owners, including Stan Kroenke, in St. […]
In an almost 8,000-word article posted on ESPN’s website today, writers Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. recapped the expert legal maneuvering by Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch litigation attorney Chris Bauman in 2018 when he successfully argued to keep the complex and highly-charged Rams and NFL case out of arbitration—possibly a more favorable venue […]
Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch is honored to announce three of our outstanding attorneys have been recognized by their peers as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers – 2019. The annual Super Lawyers’ list consists of exceptional attorneys who are handpicked from a multitude of practice areas, having attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional […]
Two appellate rulings in two days have found against the NFL, the Rams, Stan Kroenke, and other defendants in a lawsuit against them for wrongfully relocating the Rams away from St. Louis. Recently the trial court allowed the plaintiffs to obtain the phone and text records of various defendants, and the defendants appealed that decision […]
BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz and Jim Deutsch have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Chris Bauman and Bob Blitz were selected for Commercial Litigation, and Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law. Contact us for a Consultation Have a legal issue or question? We invite you to contact us […]
BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz and Chris Bauman 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 million reduction for […]
BB&D attorney Bob Blitz 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 benefit. BB&D also brought suit against […]
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 obtains award in favor of the law firm’s client in an arbitration which was conducted in Connecticut. The firm’s client, a Connecticut based manufacturer, brought breach of contract claims against a Canadian based company. The arbitrator found in favor of the firm’s client awarding it damages and all its attorney’s fees and costs incurred […]
BB&D successfully pursued a rent and possession case against a large commercial tenant (52,000 sq. ft.) in St. Charles County, Missouri. The law firm 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 […]
On behalf of a national design builder, 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. Contact us for a Consultation Have a legal […]
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 […]
Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch members Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman and Robert Brandt, 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 rigorous multi-phased process that […]
Three years after being honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for securing one of the largest defense wins in a multi-million dollar trust case, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch’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 […]