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BSE Spotlight: The Hammond Building

The storefront of Brydon, Swearengen & England’s office at 312 E. Capitol Avenue includes a window into Jefferson City history. The Hammond Building has been a part of downtown Jefferson City since C.G. Hammond built the structure as a grocery warehouse around 1910—about the same time the state capitol was under construction a few blocks […]

BSE named one of America’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. as one of the best law firms in the United States. The recent article “Best Law Firms of 2010” listed BSE as a “Tier 1” law firm—the highest level—in the areas of Energy Law and Communications Law. To compile the rankings, the magazine […]

Hamblin Attends Family Law Conference

Scott Hamblin attended the 2010 Misosuri Bar Association Family Law continuing legal education conference concerning advance dissolution of marriage topics.  Topics for discussion included business interests and finances, marital and sexual misconduct and bankruptcy implications of divorce. Scott is a shareholder with Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C.  and concentrates his practice in the areas of […]

BSE Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. is pleased to announce that James C. Swearengen, William R. (Trip) England, III, Gary W. Duffy, Paul A. Boudreau, Dean L. Cooper, L. Russell Mitten and Charles E. Smarr have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Charles Smarr […]

Summary Judgement Granted to BSE Client

On August 6, 2010, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri issued a decision in favor of Wright County, Missouri.  BSE represented Wright County through its association with the Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund (MOPERM). The plaintiff in the suit asserted a substantive due process claim under 42 USC §1983 and a […]

Mid America Brick & Structural Clay Products, LLC, Completes Initial Capitalization

On June 1, 2010, Mid America Brick & Structural Clay Products, LLC, completed its initial capitalization, which will enable the company to commence operations manufacturing residential and commercial face brick at the former site of A. P. Green Refractories, Inc., in Mexico, Missouri. The company raised a total of approximately $21.9 million in debt and […]

Empire Prevails at Southern District Court of Appeals

On March 31, 2010, the Missouri Court of Appeals – Southern District recently issued a decision in favor of BSE client, The Empire District Electric Company. The Missouri Office of the Public Counsel had brought suit in the Jasper County Circuit Court claiming amounts charged by Empire were in excess of its lawfully-approved rates.  Empire […]

Hamblin to Speak to Young Professionals

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, BS&E shareholder Scott Hamblin will participate in a Legal Panel presenting Legal Advice for Young Professionals.  The program is a Professional Development Seminar organized by the Jefferson City Area Young Professionals group associated with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.  Topics will include Family Law (divorce, wills, prenuptial agreements), […]

Smarr to Serve as Panelist for State Liquor Administrators

Brydon, Swearengen & England shareholder Charles Smarr will serve as a panelist for a presentation to the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators’ 2010 Annual Conference in New Orleans.   The Annual Conference will take place from June 20-24, 2010. Mr. Smarr will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Have Liquor Boards Lost Their Way? Are They […]

Smarr to Co-Chair Conference on Winery & Wine Distribution Law in the Midwest

On April 15 and 16, 2010, BSE shareholder Charles E. Smarr will Co-Chair the conference Winery & Wine Distribution Law in the Midwest entering, surviving and thriving in the wine business (http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=10WINEMO).  Mr. Smarr will make a presentation entitled “Federal and State Case Law Update: Impacts of recent court decisions on the wine industry and […]