MRSB News

2019 Executive Board Members and Officers Announced at Annual Firm Meeting

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (January 23, 2019) – At its 2019 Annual Meeting, McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, announced the re-election of Kristie Remster Orme as President, and the re-election of R. Pete Smith as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also re-elected were Thomas R. Buchanan and Greg T. Spies, and Jonathan A. Margolies was newly elected...

Mike Gorman wins $1.2 million Summary Judgment for Floor Plan Lender in New York Federal Court “Out of Trust” case

Lender floor planned an auto dealer in New York. Dealer sold cars out of trust and diverted $1.2 million of vehicle proceeds to personal use. Floor Plan Lender, represented by Gorman, sued Dealer in New York Federal Court for Replevin and Breach of Contract, and sued Dealer’s Guarantors for Breach of Contract. Dealer filed bankruptcy, and the Fe...

2018 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

Congratulations to the following McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan lawyers who have been selected to the 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists in their primary practice area. The announcement will appear in the 2018 Super Lawyers® Magazine for Missouri & Kansas, published November 14, 2018. Super Lawyers® List: Thomas R. ...

Patrick Guinness Scores Significant Settlement for Client in Non-Compete and Defamation Case

After eighteen months of highly contested litigation, McDowell Rice successfully obtained a settlement in excess of one million dollars for its client in a non-compete and defamation case against former employees who started a competing business. McDowell Rice immediately obtained injunctive relief for its client, barring the former employees from...

Tiffany McFarland is CLE Presenter at KCMBA and JOCO Bar Family Law Programs

KCMBA CLE: Beyond the Basics: Unique Issues in Family Law, October 10, 2018 - Presentation: How to Ethically and Effectively Approach Cases with Pro Se Litigants Hon. Janette Rodecap,16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, Jackson County Tiffany A. McFarland, McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan, P.C https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/kcmba/CLE/201...

LOUIS J. WADE RECOGNIZED BY NATIONAL PUBLICATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN CREDITORS’ RIGHTS

Collection Advisor Magazine’s September/October 2018 publication named Lou Wade as one of the nations’ “Top Attorneys in Collections” for his work in collections, including defense of attorneys and collection agencies. Mr. Wade’s quote from the article when asked to identify the biggest challenge for collection attorneys today: “One word: compli...

The Role of the Accountant in the Divorce Process

By R.Pete Smith: https://ingrams.com/article/the-role-of-the-accountant-in-the-divorce-process/ ...

Tiffany McFarland Honored Again by Missouri Lawyer’s Media

McDowell Rice is proud to announce that Tiffany A. McFarland was named as a recipient of the 2018 Litigation Practitioner Award. Litigators in this category have made their careers in the courtroom--criminal or civil, representing plaintiff or defense. Missouri Lawyers Weekly will be publishing a 20th Anniversary Commemorative Issue for Women's J...

Court Grants MRSB Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in Highly Contested Dissolution of Marriage Case

On April 5, 2018 after a one-year highly contested post dissolution matter, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri granted McDowell Rice’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. On the eve of the one-year deadline, Petitioner sought to set aside the Judgment and Decree of Dissolution of Marriage which incorporated an agreed Separation and Pro...

Michael E. Griffin Joins MRSB Corporate & Business Transactions, Real Estate, and Tax Law Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, Missouri (March 19, 2018) McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, is pleased to announce that Michael E. Griffin joined the Firm as a Shareholder. Mr. Griffin is a member of the Firm’s Corporate & Business Transactions Group, Tax Law Group, and Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Group, and brings more than 25 years o...