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ESPN Spotlights Bob Blitz & Chris Bauman in Rams, NFL Case

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 […]

Five BB&D Attorneys Selected as 2020 Best Lawyers in America

BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kelley Farrell and David Luce 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, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, and Kelley Farrell and David Luce for Employment Law – Management.   Contact us for […]

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 Obtains Swift Arbitration Award Against Subcontractor

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.   Contact us for a […]

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, 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 […]

BB&D Represents Quaker Window Products in $65MM Expansion

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 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 Represents Healthcare Revenue Analytics Company in Sale

BB&D 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 a Consultation […]

Five BB&D Attorneys Selected as 2019 Best Lawyers in America

BB&D attorneys Chris Bauman, Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kelley Farrell and David Luce 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, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, and Kelley Farrell and David Luce for Employment Law – Management.   Contact us for […]

Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch 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 […]

Four BB&D Attorneys Selected as 2018 Best Lawyers in America

BB&D attorneys Bob Blitz, Jim Deutsch, Kelley Farrell and David Luce have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Bob Blitz was selected for Commercial Litigation, Jim Deutsch for Gaming Law, and Kelley Farrell and David Luce for Employment Law – Management.   Contact us for a Consultation Have a legal issue […]

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.   Contact us for […]

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 […]

Bridget Nave and Jason Turk Named New BB&D Members

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 […]

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 […]