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SPRINGFIELD/GREENE COUNTY/OZARK SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS

March 26th, 2020 5:38 pm

SPRINGFIELD/GREENE COUNTY/OZARK SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS By:  Heather Rooney McBride On March 24, 2020, Springfield, Missouri, Ozark, Missouri, and Greene County, Missouri issued their Shelter-In-Place/Stay-At-Home Orders, which require all businesses that are not considered essential to close down all in-office and in-person activities, including any requirement that employees come into work, effective at 12:01 AM […]

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UPDATE ON COVID-19 EFFECTS ON HUMAN RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

March 26th, 2020 5:34 pm

UPDATE ON COVID-19 EFFECTS ON HUMAN RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS NOTICE OF EMERGENCY FMLA AND SICK LEAVE PROVISIONS By:  Heather Rooney McBride Dear Employer:              On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT, which provides that the threshold for FMLA with respect to COVID-19 leave is no longer […]

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INSTRUCTION LETTER TO MISSOURI EMPLOYERS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

March 17th, 2020 11:13 am

INSTRUCTION LETTER TO MISSOURI EMPLOYERS RESPONDING TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY Dear Employer: I have received numerous inquiries from my corporate clients as to what procedures should be implemented, and how to implement them, with respect to the recent and rapidly developing health crisis of COVID-19. This letter is intended to provide you general direction on this […]

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RMS WELCOMES NEW PARALEGAL, KATIE WORKS, J.D.!!

March 4th, 2020 3:25 pm

RMS WELCOMES NEW PARALEGAL, KATIE WORKS, J.D.!! Katie joined our team in December 2019 as Paralegal to Member Scott Smith. Originally from San Diego, Katie has been a Missouri resident for the past 16 years. She has experience in a wide range of legal areas, including family law. Katie enjoys reading, crafts, home-improvement projects, and […]

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Dissolving an Oklahoma Limited Liability Company When the Operating Agreement is Silent

January 28th, 2020 6:49 pm

By: Jennifer A. Brodersen and Heather Rooney McBride             The operating agreement of a limited liability company generally governs: (1) the relationships among the members as members and between the members and the limited liability company; (2) the rights and duties under the Oklahoma Limited Liability Company Act of a person in the capacity of […]

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Heather Rooney McBride Named Board Chairperson of Maranatha Village, Inc. in Springfield, Missouri.

September 16th, 2019 9:09 am

On September 4, 2019, Heather Rooney McBride was elected to fill the position of Chairperson for Maranatha Village, a retirement community in north Springfield. Heather is the first female and first businessperson to serve as head of the organization’s Board.  Heather has served on Maranatha’s Board of Directors since 2014, and she has also served […]

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Piercing the Corporate Veil and the Limit of a Limited Liability Company

September 3rd, 2019 11:01 am

Piercing the Corporate Veil and the Limit of a Limited Liability Company By: Mallory N. McDonald and Heather Rooney McBride Ordinarily, business entities, including limited liability companies (more commonly known as LLCs) are considered to be wholly separate from their owners. Hibbs v. Berger, 430 S.W.3d 296, 304 (Mo. App. E.D. 2014). Thus, a “member”, […]

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Show Me the Money: A Brief Review of Maintenance in the ‘Show Me’ State

May 31st, 2019 5:18 pm

Show Me the Money:  A Brief Review of Maintenance in the ‘Show Me’ State By: Austin E. Williamson and Heather Rooney McBride It may not come as a surprise that maintenance (formally known as alimony) is routinely one of the more hotly contested matters in dissolution.  That is generally because both spouses typically believe they […]

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RMS WELCOMES SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, ANDY SCHOLZ!

May 31st, 2019 4:59 pm

RMS WELCOMES SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, ANDY SCHOLZ!  Andy’s experience as a prosecutor and trial attorney in the areas of criminal and family law bring an important depth of knowledge to his work at Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC. Andy Scholz is a Springfield, Missouri native. He earned his B.A. from Drury University and attended law […]

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2019 BUSINESS LAW UPDATE

May 31st, 2019 4:56 pm

MOBAR ANNUAL LEGAL UPDATE (June 2019) – Heather Rooney McBride, Esq. Case Law Update:  Recent Missouri State Cases Touching on Business Law Sun Aviation, Inc. v. L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Inc., 533 S.W.3d 720 (Mo. banc Oct. 31, 2017).  This case involved a dispute between a manufacturer-franchisor of aircraft instruments and its distributor-franchisee; specifically, L-3 […]

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