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One U.S. Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1611, United States
Phone: 314-552-6000
Fax: 314-552-7000
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
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  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
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  • Energy & Utilities
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Securities Law
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  • California
  • D.C.
  • Illinois
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Downstream drama: Iowa utility can’t recover damages from county drainage districts

The complex issues affecting agriculture and related industries came into sharp focus recently with an Iowa Supreme Court decision that considered whether one government entity can sue another for damages related to water…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Mobile targeting: A ‘secret weapon’ for good or ill?

It’s an advertiser’s dream — the ability to target customers through their mobile devices, right to down to where they are and what they are doing. But can such precisely targeted messages become a recipient’s nightmare?…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy

Using an S corporation to avoid self-employment tax

Our last post discussed self-employment (SE) tax and taxpayers’ efforts to avoid that tax when using an entity taxed as a partnership to conduct business. It concluded that a limited partnership that conducted business directly…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Calif. cities lift medical marijuana delivery ban: Is L.A. Next?

Under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, enacted Jan. 1, 2016, California authorized the delivery of medical marijuana by licensed dispensaries to qualified patients but allowed municipalities to ban such…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Health, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Be careful reselling a sweepstakes prize

Shortly after posting my article on sweepstakes winners who didn’t want the prize they had won, I noticed several articles about a sweepstakes winner who ran into trouble while trying to resell his prize…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Privacy and the Internet of Medical Things: What’s a curmudgeon to do?

One of the authors of this piece uses a medical device that is wirelessly networked to the device’s vendor. The author recently received a text message from the vendor, sending “congratulations” for using the device for an…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS mandates new Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol form

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP) outlines a process for providers to disclose to CMS potential or actual violations of the Stark law..…more
 /  Health

‘Home Improvement’ decision may provide tools for drafting, managing CAM in commercial leases

In California, commercial lease tenants typically pay a portion of the common area maintenance expenses or "CAM." Commercial leases also generally include the right of the tenant to audit the landlord's CAM statement each year…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

[Webinar] Government Contracts – Government Agency Corrective Actions and How to Deal With Them – April 26th, 12:00pm CST

Government agencies often take corrective action in response to bid protests rather than defend their contract award decision. This webinar will examine why agencies make corrective action decisions, what corrective actions…more
 /  Government Contracting

[Webinar] Landmark Tax Court Self-Employment Tax Decision; Post-Mortem Planning for Business Owners; Reimbursing Deemed Owner of Grantor Trust - April 25th, 12:00pm CST

This free webinar will orally discuss my 1st Quarter 2017 newsletter, including: - For the first time ever, the Tax Court ruled that a member of a limited liability company was not subject to self-employment tax. We…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Will September assessment scuttle EU-US Privacy Shield?

Ever since being finalized in July of 2016, the EU-US Privacy Shield has faced considerable criticism. Crafted to replace the long-standing EU-US Safe Harbor that was struck down the previous year, the EU-US Privacy Shield was…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent settlements highlight plaintiff pitfalls in data breach cases

In a recent post, we discussed how plaintiff class members who have not suffered financial harm as a result of a data breach face challenges meeting the Article III standing requirement necessary to invoke a federal court’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA sanitary transport rule impacts railroads, other shippers

The Food and Drug Administration’s new Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food Rule takes effect on April 6, 2017, imposing new rigorous food safety regulations on food shippers – including railroads – and creating a whole…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability, Transportation

DEA awards Schedule II classification to synthetic THC drug

On March 23, 2017, the DEA announced it has scheduled the newly approved synthetic THC-containing drug, Syndros, as a Class II substance. This announcement comes as a surprise to some for a number of reasons, including that the…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Caveat creditor: Risks of filing an involuntary bankruptcy

When faced with a recalcitrant debtor, clients sometimes move too quickly to put the debtor into an involuntary bankruptcy, especially when fraudulent transfers and other creditor avoidance attempts become apparent. But…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Conflict of Laws
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