MRSB News

Jason Buchanan Elected Board President for EPEC

Jason Buchanan has been elected President of the Board for EPEC, which is a nonprofit program. EPEC means Empowering Parents which will Empower and improve the lives of their Children. EPEC starts with the need for a living wage and teaches the parents admitted a trade enabling them to transition off welfare through a living wage. Studies sho...

Meadowbrook Environmental Testing Finds No Damage From Herbicides

Meadowbrook Environmental Testing Finds No Damage From Herbicides [Reprint: Prairie Village Post, April 5, 2016 – Thomas R. Buchanan referenced] Extensive environmental testing on the Meadowbrook land set to become a new public park revealed no problematic toxin levels associated with the use of herbicides, pesticides or fungicides on the f...

Adam Gasper successfully obtains injunctive relief in Federal Court for local commercial distributor, forcing large shipment of product

Adam Gasper recently persuaded federal judge, Hon. Brian C. Wimes, to issue an injunction requiring a Colorado company to ship more than $325,000 of product to their local client, a long-time distributor of commercial and industrial tools and building materials. The parties had a 25-year distributorship relationship that had recently deteriorated....

MRSB Welcomes John Bentley Gariglietti

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (February 24, 2016) McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, announced that John Bentley Gariglietti of Overland Park, Kansas, joined the Firm as a shareholder on February 22, 2016. Mr. Gariglietti brings with him an active practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury law, wrongful death and other civil matters. ...

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...