MRSB News

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...

MRSB announces 2015 Executive Board members

At its 2015 Annual Meeting, McDowell Rice announced that James F.B. Daniels and Greg T. Spies were e...

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...