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Association Rules Upheld

Spencer Fane successfully defends association eligibility guidelines.

Company Prevails on Incentive Stock Claim by Former Executive

Spencer Fane aggressively defeats employee claim.

Defense of Consumer Protection Case Results in Big Victory Through Small Award

Spencer Fane attorneys prevail at trial and in post-trial fee motion.

Employer Defeats Harassment and Retaliation Claims

Spencer Fane mounts winning strategy in U.S. District Court.

Family Trust Rights Preserved

Spencer Fane exposes and remedies suspect trust and estate documents.

Franchisor Rights Confirmed

Spencer Fane helps client establish law in Montana.

Mandatory Arbitration Upheld

Spencer Fane secures favorable ruling in United States Court of Appeals.

Quick Response and Teamwork Defeats Restraining Order

Spencer Fane successfully protects business’ rights to advertise.

School District Administrative Management Rights Affirmed

Spencer Fane establishes that school district is not required to distribute flyers for religiously-based soccer camp.

Spencer Fane Obtains Summary Judgment in Case Affecting Manufacturers Throughout Missouri

Spencer Fane obtained summary judgment in a case that has important implications for manufacturers doing business in Missouri.

Spencer Fane Prevails in Association Enforcement Case

Spencer Fane helps NCAA uphold its decision in academic misconduct case.

Spencer Fane Wins Jury Verdict for Client

Spencer Fane’s client awarded lost profits based on wrongful termination of contract.

Successful Arbitration Results

Spencer Fane uses alternative dispute resolution to settle a dispute effectively and efficiently.

Summary Judgment Avoids Expensive Trial Costs

Aggressive and careful summary judgment strategy proves successful.

Termination Rights Protected

Spencer Fane convinces jury that employer’s rights should be preserved.

The Bank for Business Owners

Spencer Fane Partner Nate Orr began representing Enterprise Bank & Trust just a few years ago, and the relationship has quickly grown. From commercial litigation, to loan documentation, to bankruptcy workout, to tax counseling, the firm is able to handle most everything the bank needs.  Enterprise Bank_Case Study.pdf

The SFBB trial team wins defense verdict, rejecting plaintiff’s claims seeking $5 million plus punitive damages.

A St Louis jury returned a defense verdict after a hard-fought two week trial. Plaintiff alleged that Spencer Fane’s client, Guardian Life Insurance Company, through its agents, breached a fiduciary duty by failing to ensure payment of the premiums on a life insurance policy issued to her deceased husband pending the issuance of a replacement life insurance policy. Spencer Fane was brought into the case in August after the case had been in litigation for six years. Spencer Fane eliminated major claims through a summary judgment, setting the stage for the trial.

Trust Beneficiary’s Rights Protected

Spencer Fane forces trustee to abide by his fiduciary duties.