The trial lawyers at Wagstaff & Cartmell have experience in a wide variety of commercial matters, including the successful representation of major companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and government entities.
These cases often involve complicated issues and high-stakes—and any case can end up in the courtroom. We’re ready.
Our attorneys wield insights from both sides of the docket. We’ve handled commercial litigation in state and federal courts and in arbitration in Kansas City and across the country for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Our clients use that perspective to their advantage to make business decisions and avoid unnecessary litigation. But should a case need to be decided by judge and jury, our experienced trial attorneys rise to the challenge to get results.
Brian Madden and Marc Erickson represented Citadel Plaza LLC (Citadel), which settled a commercial case against the City of Kansas City, Missouri for $15 million on the Friday before trial was to begin. The case involved a failed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan called “The Citadel” near 63rd and Prospect streets in Kansas City.
After the major tobacco companies initiated arbitration against 46 states seeking contract adjustments of more than a billion dollars for the year 2003 under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”), Wagstaff & Cartmell was selected to act as counsel for Kansas in the arbitration matter. For 2003, Kansas alone had more than $50 million at risk. Eric Barton and Ty Hudson shared co-lead counsel responsibilities.
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