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Ingrams 2013 Legal Industry Outlook Assembly

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan co-sponsored Ingram’s 2013 Annual Legal Industry Outlook Assembly on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The discussion focused heavily on corporate and business law. Senior Partner and Chairman Pete Smith co-chaired the assembly; Jonathan Margolies was also a participant. More than ten of the most prominent law firms in Kansas C...

McDowell Rice successfully defends two appeals in dissolution of marriage action

McDowell Rice successfully defended two appeals in a dissolution of marriage action. The first appeal centered around the Platte County, Missouri Circuit Court’s classification of a business entity as marital property and award of $2,750,000 in equity from the business entity to our client. The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District upheld the...

Best Law Firm Awards & Recognition

Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2011 - Present McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC has been named to the Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank more than 10,000 law firms in 118 pract...

Jury awards more than $16 million to small business

On May 7, 2009, McDowell, Rice attorney Tom Buchanan won a $16,738,500 victory for ICE Corp., a small Kansas manufacturer of aircraft de-icing controllers. ICE sued corporate giant Hamilton Sundstrand and its French affiliate, Ratier Figeac, for misappropriation of ICE’s trade secrets. The lawsuit involved development and sale to Airbus of de-icing...