Representative Cases

  • Successfully represented medical equipment provider and its principal owner in shareholder dispute in action brought by former employee and minority owner seeking damages in excess of $1 million for claw back of equity based on fraud and other misconduct; after discovery, claims were resolved with no settlement payments made by clients

  • Successfully represented financial institution in “bet-the-company” arbitration involving claims in excess of $70 million relating to executive compensation issues and stock/option buy backs

  • Successfully represented investment company and investment managers in “bet the company” litigation and arbitration involving claims in excess of $25 million relating to management of Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) funds

  • Successfully represented beneficiary of $100 million estate in lawsuit asserted by second beneficiary seeking damages for alleged breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, and other claims relating to the administration of the estate; successfully challenged venue in Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, State ex rel. Bank of America N.A. v. Kanatzar, 413 S.W.3d 22 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013); subsequently obtained Judgment in favor of client in Circuit Court barring plaintiff from proceeding with the lawsuit under no contest clause in trust instrument, Judgement affirmed by Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District,  In the matter of Richard H. Goldstein Trust v. Bank of America, 495 S.W.3d 199 (Mo. App. E.D. 2016)

  • Successfully represented liquor and alcohol distributor, Major Brands, Inc., in landmark case against largest alcohol supplier in the world (Diageo) and competing distributor for violation of state franchise laws resulting in “substantial payment” to client; worked with PhD economist on damage model based on lost profits and lost value relating to the distribution of various beer, wine, and liquor brands

  • Successfully represented national commercial property management company and its owner in defense of civil conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty claims relating to the sale of commercial office buildings to tenant-in-common investors prior to the real estate collapse

  • Caliber Home Loans, Inc. v. Rachelle and John Jones, Case No. 4:16-cv-01172-HFS (W.D. Mo. Federal court) (obtained summary judgment on behalf of Caliber Home Loans on claim for judicial foreclosure and a deficiency judgment against defaulting borrowers who asserted various theories attacking the enforceability of their promissory note under the UCC)

  • Lee Ringenberg v. Wells Fargo, Case No. 1716-CV23272 (Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained dismissal of all claims asserted against Wells Fargo without payment of any settlement amount in lawsuit asserting claims under Missouri’s Merchandising Practice Act, quiet title/wrongful foreclosure, and slander of title seeking more than $300,000 in damages)

  • Emmett Lee Jr. vs. Wells Fargo, Case No. 1716-CV24631 (Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of Wells Fargo and Fannie Mae without payment of any settlement amount in lawsuit asserting claims under Missouri’s consumer fraud statute, quiet title/wrongful foreclosure, and slander of title seeking more than $300,000 in damages)

  • Peter and Theresa Pellegrino v. Wells Fargo and HSBC Bank, Case No. 1616-CV29094 (Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained summary judgment on behalf of Wells Fargo and HSBC in lawsuit asserting quiet title/wrongful foreclosure theories)

  • Kenneth D. and Quantessal D. Wesley v. Wells Fargo, Case No. 1616-CV22369 (Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained summary judgment on behalf of Wells Fargo in lawsuit asserting quiet title/wrongful foreclosure theories; affirmed by Missouri Court of Appeals)

  • Deidra Cox v. U.S. Bank, Case No. 1616-CV25096 (Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained summary judgment on behalf of U.S. Bank in lawsuit asserting quiet title/wrongful foreclosure theories; affirmed by Missouri Court of Appeals)

  • Michael Walker v. U.S. Bank, Case No. 1616-CV17846 (Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained summary judgment on behalf of U.S. Bank in lawsuit asserting quiet title/wrongful foreclosure theories)

  • Oswalt v. CitiMortgage, Case No. 5:16-cv-06107-SWH (W.D. Mo. federal court) (Obtained dismissal on behalf of Wells Fargo without payment of any settlement funds in lawsuit asserting violation of Fair Credit Reporting Act)

  • Edward Anthony Long v. Wells Fargo and MERS, Case No. 1716-CV10526 (Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained dismissal on behalf of Wells Fargo and MERS without payment of any settlement funds in lawsuit asserting quiet title, wrongful foreclosure, and similar theories)

  • Dan Brown v. U.S. Bank, Case No. 1716-CV04986 (Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained dismissal on behalf of U.S. Bank without payment of any settlement funds in lawsuit asserting quiet title, wrongful foreclosure, and various damage claims)

  • Becky Spence v. Wells Fargo, Case No. 1231-CV07292 (Greene County, Missouri Circuit Court) (obtained Judgment on behalf of Wells Fargo in lawsuit asserting claims for wrongful foreclosure and similar theories)

  • Apple Inc. v. West County Shoppingtown, Inc. d/b/a West County Center, Case No. 13SL-CC03222 (St. Louis County Circuit Court) (obtained Judgment and damage award on behalf of Apple against landlord in commercial lease dispute; in same action, obtained dismissal of premises liability claim against Apple without payment of any settlement funds)