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January 14, 2019

David Oliver Awarded 2019 Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award by Junior League of KC

David Oliver has been awarded the Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award for 2019 by the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri . David has strong ties with the Junior League: his mother, Trudy Oliver (Gertrude Field Oliver) was president of the JLKCMO in 1944-1945. David knew both Shawsie Branton and Adele Hall, the two women for whom this award is named. He currently serves as a Community Advisor to the C3KC Committee. David embodies the values and volunteerism his mother passed on to him, and the JLKCMO is proud …

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January 4, 2019

John Shaw and Tim Wallner Successfully Compel Arbitration of Claims Brought By Nonsignatory to Arbitration Clause

  John Shaw and Tim Wallner recently obtained an order granting their motion to compel arbitration of claims brought by a putative third-party beneficiary, but non-signatory, of an account contract on behalf of their broker-dealer client. After over a year of litigation against the trustee of a trust to which Plaintiff was a beneficiary, Plaintiff amended his petition to add the broker-dealer client as a co-defendant. While there was an arbitration clause related to the accounts at issue in the lawsuit, Plaintiff was not …

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January 1, 2019

Jim Eisenbrandt Retires After Fifty Years of Practice

Berkowitz Oliver partner Jim Eisenbrandt retired on December 31, 2018, after 5o years of practice. Jim was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He received the Dean of the Trial Bar Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 2012, and the Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2008. He was listed in The …

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November 14, 2018

Fourteen Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Fourteen attorneys at Berkowitz Oliver LLP have been named 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers are: Nick DiVita , for Business Litigation; Jim Eisenbrandt , for Criminal Defense: White Collar; Stacey Gilman , for Business Litigation; Nick Kurt , for Business Litigation; Jeff Morris , for Criminal Defense: White Collar; Shazzie Naseem , for Criminal Defense: White Collar; David Oliver , for Business Litigation; Tom Schult , for Class Action; John Shaw , for Securities Litigation; Christina Wahl , for Criminal Defense: White Collar; and Jennifer Wieland , for Business Litigation. The …

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November 13, 2018

John Shaw Named to Federal Practice Committee for Western District of Missouri

John Shaw has been named to the Federal Practice Committee for the Western District of Missouri for 2019. The purpose of the Committee is to serve as liaison between the Bench and the Bar. John also currently serves on the Bench-Bar Committee for the District of Kansas and is committed to serving the legal community via his involvement with the local federal courts.

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November 7, 2018

Christina Wahl Named Best of the Bar

Christina Wahl has been named to the “Best of the Bar,” the Kansas City Business Journal ‘s annual recognition of the city’s local lawyers in private practice. Wahl is among 56 honorees this year. Wahl’s practice is primarily focused on government and internal investigations, and business disputes.

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October 30, 2018

Paralegal LeeAnn Parmenter Spearheads “Bears on Patrol” with KCPA

Paralegal LeeAnn Parmenter, in her role with the Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA), recently spearheaded the collection of more than 3,000 teddy bears to donate to the Kansas City Police Department’s Bears on Patrol Program. KCPA has been the exclusive donor to the Bears on Patrol program for the past 16 years. Parmenter is President of the KCPA.

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October 8, 2018

Berkowitz Oliver Supports Association for Women Lawyers

Berkowitz Oliver is a 2018 Gold Sponsor of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City .  On October 5, Berkowitz Oliver attorneys Jennifer Wieland and Megan Costello  piloted the beverage cart at AWL’s annual “I’m Not Serious About Golf” golf tournament at Hillcrest Country Club. Costello is currently on the AWL Board and serves as Vice-Chair of the Community Support subcommittee. AWL was formed in 1976 to advance the role of women in the legal profession. Its mission is to make Kansas City the best place in the nation to …

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