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August 17, 2016

Partner Jennifer Wieland on “Choice of Law” Clause’s (Non) Effect on Motion to Transfer Venue

It may feel like Civ Pro 101, but a federal district judge in Kansas recently ruled in a contract dispute that the case would not be transferred to the state whose law governed under the contract. As noted in the case, “federal judges are qualified to apply state law and a breach of contract claim is a relatively simple legal issue.” For the full article by Jennifer Wieland , click here .

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August 17, 2016

Partner Tim West on Missouri SB588 Expanding Criminal Expungement

Let’s say an applicant just so happened to be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime in the past and he’d like to have that removed from his criminal record as it is proving a hindrance to gaining employment. As of January 1, 2018, it will be much easier. This legislative session SB588 was passed and recently signed by Governor Nixon. The bill expands the type of crimes that are eligible for expungement, removes the limitation of one expungement per …

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October 24, 2014

Jeff Morris And Jim Eisenbrandt Recognized By Super Lawyers As Among The Best Lawyers In Kansas And Missouri

Berkowitz Oliver partner Jeff Morris was selected by Super Lawyers as one of “The Top 10” lawyers in Kansas and Missouri, and Berkowitz Oliver partner Jim Eisenbrandt was selected as one of “The Top 50” lawyers in Kansas City.  We congratulate Jeff and Jim for their excellent legal work that has earned them these honors.  For more information about Jeff Morris and Jim Eisenbrandt, please visit the “people” section of our website or go to .

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September 26, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Named “Best of the Bar”

Berkowitz Oliver attorneys Christina DiGirolamo Wahl, Jim Eisenbrandt and Jeff Morris were named as 2014’s “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal. Click here to view the article from the Kansas City Business Journal

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September 5, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Partners Jim Eisenbrandt and Christina DiGirolamo Obtain Significant Victory in Kansas Supreme Court

The Kansas Supreme Court dismissed a grand jury indictment that Jim Eisenbrandt and Christina DiGirolamo Wahl argued had violated their client’s right against self-incrimination.  The Kansas Supreme Court also found that grand jury testimony from a Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent was wrongfully prejudicial.  By its 33-page decision, the Kansas Supreme Court overturned the 2011 holding of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Click here to view article from Kansas City Star

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August 28, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Partner Christina DiGirolamo Wahl on Legal Points to Remember in Launching Your Business

In an article for Think Big Partners, Christina DiGirolamo Wahl addresses the rules and regulations faced by entrepreneurs in launching a business. Click here to view the article

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July 21, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Partner named to NextGen Leaders: Shazzie Naseem

Shazzie Naseem was recently named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2014 Class of Next Generation Leaders.  Learn more about Shazzie and his practice by visiting the “people” section of our website or go to the link below. Read Article Here

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March 6, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Recognized

Eight Berkowitz Oliver attorneys were recognized in 2013 by Super Lawyers as “Super Lawyers” in Missouri and Kansas, including Stephen Bledsoe, Christina DiGirolamo Wahl, Nicholas DiVita, James Eisenbrandt, Jeff Morris, David Oliver, Thomas Schult and John Shaw.  Nick Kurt and Shazzie Naseem were designated as a “Rising Stars.”  For more information about our attorneys, please visit the “people” section of our website or go to .

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