MRSB News

McDowell Rice Partners with the Salvation Army's Corporate Angel Tree Program

One of McDowell Rice’s favorite annual charities is the Salvation Army's Corporate Angel Tree Program. Local businesses partner with the Salvation Army to provide requested gifts to Kansas City Area children who would otherwise not have a present under their tree. We take great joy in helping to make Christmas a happy memory for our Kansas City f...

Adam Gasper & Kristie Remster Orme successfully enforce Missouri Credit Agreement Statute and obtain favorable settlement for bank

McDowell Rice successfully enforced the Missouri Credit Agreement Statute in a guaranty enforcement action to bar a co-guarantor’s counterclaims for fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract based on an alleged oral agreement by the bank to limit the co-guarantor’s liability to his proportionate share of the ...

McDowell Rice welcomes Hannah K. Hemry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, Missouri (November 21, 2014) – McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC, announced that Hannah K. Hemry has joined the Firm as an Associate. Ms. Hemry is a member of both the Construction & Architect/Engineering Law Group and the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. She primarily focuses on business, commercial...

Gorman speaks on forbearance agreements

Mike Gorman was a speaker at the Missouri Bankers’ Association 2014 Legal Issues Conference. On October 30, 2014, Gormanspoke about “Forbearance Agreements.” “Creditors often agree to workouts or loan modifications without getting anything in return from their borrowers. I wanted to remind lenders that a forbearance agreement is their chance to ...

Super Lawyers 2014 Annual List

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been selected to the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List and Rising Stars® List in their primary practice area and are featured in the 2014 Super Lawyers® Magazine for Missouri & Kansas. 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List: R. Pete Smith - Business Litigation Thomas R. Buchana...

Tiffany A. McFarland honored—Best of the Bar 2014

Congratulations to Tiffany A. McFarland on being selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2014 Best of the Bar. Ms. McFarlandwas honored in a special section of the Kansas City Business Journal published September 26, 2014. Ms. McFarland has focused her practice exclusively in the area of domestic relations litigation. Ms. McFarland repres...

Midwest Innocence Project President Pete Smith welcomes new volunteers

Midwest Innocence Project (“MIP”) President, Pete Smith (center), hosted a “Happy Hour” to welcome t...

Greg Spies obtains a temporary restraining order

McDowell Rice obtained a temporary restraining order in Johnson County District Court preserving the court’s jurisdiction and restraining the defendants and their two international law firms from pursuing a temporary restraining order in a later filed Georgia state court action seeking to prohibit McDowell Rice's client from enforcing its contract ...

Rob Maher obtains $11.58 million judgment for trustee and bondholder

Rob Maher filed a receivership and foreclosure lawsuit on behalf of both a bank in its capacity as trustee under certain industrial development bonds and the industrial development bondholders against a borrower in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Mr. Mahersuccessfully moved for the immediate appointment of a receiver to supplant the borrower controlled e...

Hugh Marshall, Jim Daniels and Mike Gorman obtain confidential settlement in a case alleging fraud, conspiracy and aiding and abetting fraud against borrower’s prior lender

Hugh Marshall, Jim Daniels and Mike Gorman recovered for Client bank a confidential settlement from Defendant on allegations of fraud, conspiracy and aiding and abetting fraud. A borrower who had defaulted on a multi-million dollar loan confessed that he never owned any of the collateral he had pledged to secure Client bank’s loan. Client bank subs...