MRSB News

MRSB announces 2016 Executive Board members

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (February 1, 2016) – At its 2016 Annual Meeting, the Law Firm of McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, announced that R. Pete Smith as Chairman, Thomas R. Buchanan as President, Jonathan A. Margolies, Kristie Remster Orme, Greg T. Spies, and Michael J. Gorman as General Counsel, will serve on the Firm’s Executive Board. It wa...

Quick victory for Lou Wade and Ania Moncrief

Plaintiff sued Lou Wade's client, a Buffalo, NY-based Defendant, on August 14, 2015 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Plaintiff’s counsel located in Kansas City, KS frequently files similar claims. By November 6, 2015, Lou Wade and Ania Moncrief obtained dismissal and judgment for their client. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) imposes st...

Adam Gasper victorious in Title VII trial

Adam Gasper represented a female client in a lawsuit brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits workplace discrimination. The client had two claims against her employer. She first claimed she was qualified for but did not receive a position because she is a woman. No woman had ever held the position. The client also cla...

Tiffany McFarland Honored - Best of the Bar 2015

Congratulations to Tiffany McFarland on being selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2015 Best of the Bar. Ms. McFarland was honored in a special section of the Kansas City Business Journal published September 25, 2015, and was quoted as saying: "Some of the best advice I have received as a family law practitioner is to be open and re...

Patrick C. Guinness joins MRSB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (August 17, 2015) – McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC, announced that Patrick C. Guinness has joined the Firm as an Associate. Mr. Guinness will practice in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and the Construction & Architect/Engineering Law Group. He will primarily focus on construc...

Rebecca Martin assisting Missouri and Kansas Taxpayers with 2015 Tax Amnesty Applications beginning August 24

The Kansas Tax Amnesty Program runs from September 1, 2015 through October 15, 2015. Most types of taxes are included for tax periods ending on or before December 31, 2013. The Kansas Department of Revenue Amnesty website sets forth the eligibility requirements at: http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxamnesty.html. The Missouri Tax Amnesty Program...

Missouri Tax Amnesty combined with an Offer in Compromise to the IRS can change lives

Missouri recently adopted a tax amnesty program that runs from September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015. The program offers relief from the assessment or payment of all penalties, additions to tax, and interest with respect to unpaid Missouri taxes. The amnesty applies only to tax liabilities due but unpaid on or before December 31, 2014. Missouri t...

Pete Smith obtains dismissal of fraud and consumer protection claims in Federal Court for commercial aircraft parts supplier

A commercial aircraft parts supplier was sued in federal court by a Florida-based aircraft parts broker concerning an allegedly defective aircraft auxiliary power unit purchased for a Mexican airline. The broker sought recovery for breach of contract, and also brought various tort claims against the supplier, including allegations of negligent an...

Rob Maher and Kristie Orme obtain complete dismissal in favor of Bank on check forgery and negligence case

Bank was sued in 2011 by a former commercial account holder whose bookkeeper had forged checks totaling over $90,000. The account holder sought to hold the bank liable for a breach of duty under Article 4 of the UCC and for negligence and demanded over $150,000 in liability. In July of 2014, Rob Maher and Kristie Orme replaced former counsel for ...

Jonathan Margolies and Mike Gorman successfully work out judgment on real estate debt

Client, while represented by others, saw millions of dollars in real estate foreclosed and suffered a multi-million dollar summary judgment entered against him and his LLCs in favor of Creditor. While Client appealed, he separately retained Jonathan Margoliesand Mike Gorman to attempt a settlement with judgment Creditor, along with reacquisition o...