MRSB News

KCMBA 2018 Leadership Appointments – Business Law Section –

Congratulations to Rebecca D. Martin on her election as President-Elect of the Business Law Section. KCMBA’s Business Law Section encompasses a variety of committees that are dedicated to addressing issues and topics relevant to the practice of certain specific areas of business law including Business Law (Corporate Law), Construction Law, Corpo...

CERTAIN UNPAID TAXES CAN RESULT IN REVOCATION, DENIAL OR LIMITATION OF YOUR PASSPORT

By Rebecca D. Martin The Internal Revenue Service is now authorized under Section 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code to certify seriously delinquent tax debt to the State Department for action with respect to denial, revocation, or limitation of a passport. Seriously delinquent tax debt is an individual’s unpaid, legally enforceable tax debt t...

Mindfulness for the Ethical Practice of Law Presented by Rebecca D. Martin

On February 9, 2018, Rebecca Martin presented a one hour Continuing Legal Education program titled Mindfulness for the Ethical Practice of Law to the Johnson County Bar Association. She has presented similar CLE’s to the Kansas Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Association of Women Lawyers and Kansas Women Attorneys Associ...

2017 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

Congratulations to the following McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan lawyers who have been selected to the 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists in their Primary practice area. The announcement will appear in the 2017 Super Lawyers® Magazine for Missouri & Kansas, published November 14, 2017: Super Lawyers® List: Thomas R....

SUSAN SAPER GALAMBA AND KAY L. McCARTHY JOIN MRSB FAMILY LAW & DIVORCE GROUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – KANSAS CITY, Missouri (November 7, 2017) – The Law Firm of McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, announced that it has expanded its Family Law & Divorce Group with the addition of Susan Saper Galamba and Kay L. McCarthy, joining Pete Smith and Tiffany McFarland, providing representation in high net-worth dissolutions of marria...

Pete Smith Selected to Serve as 2017-2018 Campaign Chair of United Way of Wyandotte County

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is proud to announce that Pete Smith has been selected to serve as the 2017-2018 Campaign Chair of the United Way of Wyandotte County (UWWC), and was recently honored at the Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast at Children’s Mercy Park. Mr. Smith has a long-standing history with Wyandotte County, having been born and raised ...

Michael J. Kelly Elected Mayor of Roeland Park

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan attorney Mike Kelly was elected Mayor of Roeland Park, Kansas, on November 7, 2017, becoming the second municipal mayor in the firm’s history (Joseph H. McDowell was elected as Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas). Mr. Kelly won over 70 percent of the ballots cast, and will begin his four-year term in January, 2018. A firs...

MRSB Attorney Thomas R Buchanan Certified as Civil Trial Advocate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – KANSAS CITY, Missouri (October 11, 2017) – McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Buchanan has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. The certification is issued by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) which is accredited by the American Bar Association. M...

Chairman Pete Smith Selected to 2017 Ingram’s 250

Congratulations to Pete Smith for being recognized as one of the 2017 Ingram’s 250 most powerful and influential business leaders in Greater Kansas City. Mr. Smith has been included in the Ingram’s 250 since its inception. The firm thanks Mr. Smith for his leadership, insight, and the many contributions he has made to the Greater Kansas City and ...

Former MRSB Attorney Marvin Kaplan Appointed to NLRB

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan congratulates its former law clerk, the Hon. Marvin Kaplan of Washington, D.C., upon his appointment to the five-member National Labor Relations Board, which hears all appeals from administrative decisions under the Labor Management Relations Act. After confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mr. Kaplan took the oath of o...