Special Counsel for Municipality in Property Acquisition
Special counsel for the City in connection with property acquisitions for a project including flood mitigation and Chapter 353 redevelopment efforts.
Acquisition of Transmission Line Easements for Energy Client
Assisted client in securing transmission line easements by negotiation and condemnation.
Outside GC for Global Consumer Products Company
Outside general counsel to a global consumer products company, including prosecution and management of a worldwide trademark portfolio, negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, advice regarding commercial contracts and consumer products liability issues, and handling of data privacy issues.
Defeated Actions Against Oil Pipeline Company
Defeated actions for declaratory judgment and injunction in the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Missouri, that permitted the clearing of properties for an oil pipeline in an upscale residential community.
Secured Dismissal in Lawsuit Seeking New Alderman Election
Secured dismissal of a lawsuit seeking a new election in connection with alleged irregularities in an aldermanic election in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri.
Defeated Actions Against $72 Million Apartment Development in Missouri
Defeated actions for a declaratory judgment and a writ of mandamus that permitted the construction of a $72 million residential apartment tower in Clayton, Missouri, that was upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District.
Summary Judgment for Retailer in Commercial Lease Matter
Secured summary judgment for a tenant retailer in an action for declaratory judgment regarding the construction of obligations under a commercial lease that was upheld on appeal.
Won Dismissal of Claims for Large Accounting Firm
Won dismissal of claims for conspiracy and tortious interference with contract against accounting firm.
Defense Verdict in Action for Trespass
Obtained a defense verdict in an action for trespass in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, that resulted in a finding of a prescriptive easement following a bench trial that was upheld on appeal.
Secured Condemnation Ruling in Multi-State Oil Pipeline Construction Matter
Secured judgment of condemnation in connection with the construction of an oil pipeline spanning from Illinois to Oklahoma.
Obtained Judgment and Permanent Injunction for Oil Pipeline Company
Served as trial counsel in actions for declaratory judgment and permanent injunction arising from disputes over an easement. Obtained judgment for oil pipeline company that permitted clearing of easement for oil pipeline.
Trial Counsel in Missouri Supreme Court Matter Cited as "Major Opinion" for Real Estate Lending
Served as trial counsel for a lender in an action to secure a deficiency on a loan for residential real estate following a foreclosure sale. After a jury rendered a verdict for the lender, the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court used the case to re-examine the laws of secured lending in Missouri. The Court of Appeals found for the lender and the Supreme Court ruled for the lender, finding that it used the proper measure of damages in calculating the deficiency. This case was recognized on appeal by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a "Major Opinion."
Trial Counsel Resulting in Annexation of Properties
Served as trial counsel in an action for declaratory judgment before the Circuit Court of St. Charles County, Missouri, that resulted in the annexation of five properties.
Obtained $850,000 Verdict in Eminent Domain Case
Served as co-counsel to the owner of a quarry in a trial on exceptions in an action in eminent domain that ended in a jury award of $850,000.
Obtained Judgment Permitting Grocery Chain Development After Five-Day Trial
Represented a grocery chain in a five-day trial in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, over changes in municipal zoning. Obtained a judgment that upheld the zoning and permitted the development of a grocery store.
Dismissal of Matter Alleging Sunshine Law Violations
Served as co-counsel in a trial in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, regarding alleged violations of the Missouri Sunshine Law that ended in a dismissal.
Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Action
Obtained summary judgment in an action for wrongful death arising from a catastrophic truck accident.
Trial Counsel in Eminent Domain Case Recognized as "Major Opinion" on Appeal
Served as trial counsel in an action in eminent domain that was recognized on appeal by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a "Major Opinion."
Mechanic's Lien Judgment Upheld on Appeal for Regional Mall Owner
Won a judgment on the pleadings in an action to enforce a mechanic's lien for the owner of a regional mall that was upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Dismissal of Claims for Wrongful Death of Professional Hockey Player
Secured a dismissal of claims against a national sports association for lack of personal jurisdiction in an action for the wrongful death of a professional hockey player that was upheld on a writ by the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Seven-Day Jury Trial for Tractor-Trailer Driver
Served as co-counsel to the driver of tractor-trailer in a seven-day jury trial in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois.
Dismissal for Physician in Personal Injury Case
Won an order dismissing a physician for lack of personal jurisdiction in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in an action for injuries related to cosmetic laser surgery.
Obtained Dismissal for Municipality in Building Demolition Case
Obtained an order dismissing a municipality from an action for a preliminary injunction and declaratory judgment arising from the demolition of dangerous buildings.
Summary Judgment for Security Company on Multiple Claims
Obtained summary judgment for a security company in an action for assault, battery, false imprisonment and invasion of privacy.
Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
Secured a defense verdict in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, as co-counsel in the trial of a claim for medical malpractice.
Summary Judgment for Auto Dealer in Multiple Wrongful Death Actions
Obtained summary judgment for an auto dealer in multiple actions for wrongful death arising from a catastrophic trucking accident.