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, 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 attorneys Bob Blitz 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 benefit. BB&D also […]
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 […]
BB&D attorney, 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 the firm’s client on all counts […]
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 […]
Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch 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 […]
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 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 […]
Blitz, Bardett & Deutsch represented the owners of a national revenue analytics firm operating in the healthcare space in the sale of all of their membership interests in the firm to a strategic buyer for aggregate consideration anticipated to exceed $14 million. BB&D attorneys Rob Brandt and Bridget Nave handled all aspects of the transaction. Contact us for […]
St. Louis law firm BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman and Jason Turk represent hundreds of property owners before the Missouri State Tax Commission. In 2018, our attorneys have successfully secured reductions in the taxable values of more than 140 commercial properties in decisions issued by the STC. The STC decisions have reduced the properties’ taxable values […]
BB&D congratulates member James Deutsch for being presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles.
Three Blizr, Bardgett & Deutsch attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz and Jim Deutsch have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 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 […]
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, 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 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. Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch attorneys Richard Rothman, Kevin Fleming, Bridget Nave, and Rob Brandt handled all aspects of the transaction, which was financed […]
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 […]
BB&D Member James Deutsch has been selected by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of the inaugural Icon Awards. This award honors 25 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 Member Kevin Fleming has been named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly magazine’s 2018 list of Top Small Business Lawyers.
BB&D attorneys represented a physician practice in connection with a transaction involving the sale of some of its assets to a health care provider that was opening an outpatient center at the same location.
The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA) recently secured significant victories in their lawsuit against the Defendant NFL, NFL teams, and NFL team owners. The circuit court judge assigned to the case denied three separate motions filed by the Defendants, allowing the case […]
BB&D members Robert Blitz and Christopher Bauman were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, with Robert Blitz also being named to the “St. Louis Top 50”.
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.
Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch Litigation attorneys Bob Blitz and Jim Deutsch have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Bob Blitz was 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 today […]
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 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. Contact us for […]
In early 2017, St. Louis-based 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 […]
St. Louis law firm Blitz, Bargett & Deutsch 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 […]
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 Coalition for the Right to Counsel, a newly formed nonprofit entity, has proposed a system wherein private practice attorneys try certain jury cases in St. Louis and St. Louis County, where they can gain trial experience and reduce the caseloads for public defenders. BB&D is among more than a dozen St. Louis area […]
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, […]
St. Louis-based business & civil litigation law firm 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 […]
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. Contact us for a Consultation Have a legal issue or question? We invite you to contact us today […]
St. Louis law firm, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, 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 […]
St. Louis law firm 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 […]
St. Louis law firm Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch participates in the Motion for Kids annual holiday toy drive. 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 […]