Case Studies

Lewis Rice Gets Bird Scooters Flying in St. Louis

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 city management and elected officials on this project to create and implement the compliant city-wide dockless scooter program just 10 days after Bird’s initial rollout. Bird now holds a permit for the operation of 500 scooters in the City of St. Louis. This is a case study on diplomacy and strategically prioritizing safety and transparency, the culmination of which yielded a phenomenal result for both the City of St. Louis and Bird.

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Lewis Rice Achieves Significant Tax Savings on Manufacturer’s Tax Bill

After identifying discrepancies in a manufacturer’s tax bill, Lewis Rice attorneys Apollo Carey and David Sweeney worked with local government officials to negotiate a reduction for a large manufacturing company. Apollo and David pushed to have the original tax assessment voided and to receive a revised bill before 2018 came to a close. In the end, Apollo and David achieved a very favorable result for their client: 86% in total tax savings without any fees or penalties. This demonstrates Apollo's and David's ability to successfully navigate governmental processes and represent clients’ interests before local government bodies in a way that successfully addresses a problem.