Experience

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.

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