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Representing a privately owned, regional construction materials and supply company, Greg Beekman assisted the client in completing the acquisition of the Eastern Missouri ready-mix concrete division of a multi-national building materials...
Greg represented the owner of 17 gas stations and convenience stores located in Western New York who had reached an agreement in principle to sell his business to a strategic competitor. The sticking point, however, was that the terms of...
The Client A senior health care executive The Problem The client, who had served as Chief Operating Officer, had worked to create the health care organization from the ground up and to grow it into a significant player in the state's...
The Client A large international manufacturing company The Problem The client terminated an engineer who had complained internally about a workplace safety violation several months earlier. The former engineer then contacted OSHA, which...
In early 2012, Billee Elliott McAuliffe was asked to consult with a new client of the Firm. The client, a newly formed publicly traded company, had been recently spun off from another publicly traded company and had no real information technology...
Buying a division or portion of an existing company has many difficulties. One such difficulty arises when the purchased data, software, and IT infrastructure is co-mingled with the remainder of the company's businesses and some or all of that...
In a unanimous jury verdict, the Missouri Circuit Court for the County of Polk ordered defendant Eric Schmickle to pay $30 million in punitive damages to the plaintiffs, Randy Gori and Barry Julian, in an investment fraud case. Lewis Rice attorney...
One of Brian's marine equipment lender clients was considering making a multimillion-dollar loan to a marine company that had recently been acquired by a private equity firm. After analyzing the foreign ownership of the private equity firm,...
Brian D. Bouquet's lender client had committed to loan $33 million to one of its customers for an offshore towing supply vessel. In a complicated transaction involving an IRC §1031 exchange, charter assignment, and loan and ship mortgage...
Representing a publicly traded food products company, Brian D. Bouquet assisted the client in submitting and winning a multimillion-dollar last-minute bid to acquire the assets of a bankrupt peanut butter company. After being contacted on a Friday...
Representing a publicly traded consumer products company, Brian was presented with the challenge of representing the seller of a commercial equipment company with declining sales and operating losses. Brian and his team were able to negotiate a...
Brian recently represented G.H. Tool & Mold, Inc. (G.H. Tool) in connection with its majority recapitalization with Tooling Technology Holdings LLC (Tooling Tech), a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners (GenNx360). The deal closed in...
An eight-member jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri unanimously entered a defense verdict in favor of Lewis Rice client Shade Tree Services Company, and against Bruce Anderson, who had sued claiming employment...
After a successful rollout in St. Louis, Bird Scooters agreed to work in partnership with the City of St. Louis to develop a city-wide dockless scooter program. Lewis Rice attorneys Sonette Magnus and David Sweeney worked directly with various...
A local tech start-up approached Sarah when it identified a front-end web application developer it wanted to employ. Start-ups and tech companies are often the subject of strict U.S. government scrutiny when they seek immigration benefits for their...
In 2014, individual taxpayers and businesses in the City of St. Charles brought two putative class action lawsuits against the City, its officials and its City Council members, claiming the City had failed to properly collect license taxes that were...