areas of practice
MBB represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes involving significant economic and property rights. The firm has handled a variety of contractual, commercial and real estate related matters.
MBB is involved in a multitude of issues arising from the interpretation and application of property, including boiler and machinery, casualty, life, health and disability insurance policies. The firm has been engaged on behalf of both insurers and insureds in coverage related litigation.
Major Commercial and Industrial Property Losses
MBB handles cases involving all aspects, including coverage, subrogation, defense of claims and litigation arising from property losses of all kinds and types including, but not limited to, fraud, arson, business interruption and theft claims. The firm is available to promptly investigate potential subrogation losses.
Professional and Product Liability
MBB represents a variety of professionals, including accountants, insurance agents and brokers, attorneys, architects and engineers, dentists and physicians, and corporate officers and directors in professional liability, errors and omissions and malpractice claims. In the context of toxic tort and product liability claims, the firm has been involved in defense of diverse products of all kinds and types.
Casualty and Personal Injury Litigation
MBB represents insureds and self-insureds in personal injury and death cases in all types of general liability situations with emphasis on motor vehicle litigation and premises liability in both state and federal courts.
MBB has historically maintained a major presence in construction litigation, particularly as relates to the defense of architects and engineers, and construction companies, as well as representation on surety and related construction bonds issued by our various clients.
MBB represents insureds and self-insureds in workers' compensation cases in the states of Missouri and Kansas.
Labor and Employment
MBB represents employers in a broad range of lawsuits and charges involving all types of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA violations, FLSA violations, and breach of employment contracts before Missouri and Kansas state and federal courts, the Missouri Commission of Human Rights, the Kansas Human Rights Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
MBB represents businesses in defending against alleged violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and/or other consumer protection laws.
General Outside Counsel for Employers
MBB provides various services in acting as General Outside Counsel for Employers, all of which are aimed to advise businesses regarding employment law issues and compliance to prevent litigation. These services include drafting employment handbooks and policies, drafting severance agreements, drafting employment agreements for use with independent contractors and drafting non-compete, non-solicitation and nondisclosure agreements. MBB also negotiates and drafts agreements with third-party vendors.