Brian is a commercial and construction litigator. Clients enjoy working with Brian because he is responsive, professional and achieves results that meet their business needs.

Overview

Brian is a seasoned litigator with experience in both state and federal courts in the areas of construction law, contract disputes, financial services, payment systems fraud, business torts, creditor's rights, consumer litigation and professional liability. He advises clients with respect to construction contracts, including AIA forms; MBE/WBE/DBE compliance; mechanic's liens, and other construction-related matters. Brian also reviews and drafts restrictive covenants in employment agreements to protect his clients' interests. Brian has the knowledge and experience to quickly identify the key issues and to devise and implement an effective and efficient legal strategy.

Before joining the firm, he participated in the FBI Honors Internship Program as a member of the Administrative Law Unit in Washington, D.C.

Experience

Defended a contractor in a construction defect lawsuit seeking seven-figure damages.

Defended a law firm in a legal malpractice action seeking over $100 million in damages.

Represented a contractor in a lawsuit asserting a mechanic's lien and seeking damages for construction delays.

Obtained a favorable jury verdict while representing a real estate developer in multiple lawsuits involving claims for fraud and breach of contract.

Litigated numerous disputes involving trade secrets and non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements.

Successfully obtained and opposed injunctive relief in cases involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets.

Represented banks and lenders in the recovery of debts and collateral, including numerous judgments for breach of commercial and consumer loan agreements, replevin and foreclosure.

Represented a national bank in an arbitration of claims relating to fraudulent wire transfers.

Defended clients against claims filed by the Kansas Attorney General under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, including the Wayne Owens Act.

Assisted in successfully litigating a wrongful death action in Missouri state court arising out of a traffic fatality.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Publications

"Document Retention Policies Relating to Construction Contracts," The Builders' Association, Builders' E-News, February 2018

Stays of Execution under Federal Banking Law: No Bond Required, Operating Subsidiaries Included," Clarks' Bank Deposits and Payments Monthly, Vol. 19, No. 4, April 2010

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

The Kansas Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2002
  • Kansas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D., 2002

  • Order of the Coif
  • Nebraska Law Review
  • Silver Quill Award for Superior Legal Writing

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., English, 1999

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