Niemann Rourke, LLC is a boutique, service-oriented business, surety and commercial law firm providing comprehensive legal services to small and mid-sized businesses and to individuals who need personal and affordable client service. Our lawyers provide pragmatic and imaginative representation, whether constructing solutions to complex legal problems, offering insights into transactions and contracts, developing effective approaches to negotiations, or formulating and executing litigation strategy. At Niemann Rourke, LLC our focus is on advancing the client's goals and adding value to the client's business and other interests. Contact us today to learn more about Niemann Rourke, LLC.
Recent Statutory Trust Judgment: Niemann Rourke, LLC recently obtained a $2.3+ million judgment in behalf of several livestock sellers on their producer trust claims under the federal Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921. Those claims had been opposed by the packer's bankruptcy trustees and secured lender. The judgment award included attorneys fees and interest and was upheld on appeal. See In Re Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois Case No. 09-30688, Adversary Proceeding 09-03150.
Missouri Bar News: The Missouri Bar has announced that John Rourke has been slected to serve as Chairman of its Construction Law Committee for 2011-2012. This committee is responsible for, among other things, drafting and reviewing legilsative proposals, preparing statweide practice materials, and developing programs to improve the quality and efficiency of partice in the area of contsruction law.
Business Owner News: The Missouri Court Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling denying LLC membership to an individual who claims to have made a capital contribution and provided start-up services to a newly formed LLC but was not identified as a member in any written LLC operating agreement, as contemplated under Section 347.015(11) R.S.Mo. See Birkenmeier v. Keller Biomedical, LLC, 312 S.W.3d 380 (Mo. App. E.D. 2010). We continue to encourage all LLCs to adopt a written operating agreement which identifies all members and membership percentages and clearly establishes member rights and responsibilities. Contact Niemann Rourke, LLC today if your company does not have an Operating Agreement or if your Operating Agreement is out of date.
Surety News: John Rourke and Tom Niemann have co-authored the 2010 Supplement to the "Surety Bonds" chapter published in the Fifth Edition of the Missouri Bar Association's Insurance Practice Deskbook.
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