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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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2019 FAMILY LAW UPDATE

May 31st, 2019 4:54 pm

ANNUAL LAW UPDATE 2019 FAMILY LAW Andy Scholz and Mallory McDonald Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC (417) 708-9681 Modification Settlement Documents Ross v. Ross, SD 34997, May 29, 2018. In this case, the Father files a Motion to Modify asking for a change of custody for four children ages 12 to 18. During the pendency […]

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RMS WELCOMES LEGAL ASSISTANT LORREE ALLEN!!

May 31st, 2019 4:51 pm

RMS WELCOMES LEGAL ASSISTANT LORREE ALLEN!!  Prior to joining Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC, Lorree served as Clerk to the Honorable Judge Carrier in Greene County.  She has also worked in administrative roles in sales, retail and manufacturing.  Lorree will serve RMS as Legal Assistant to Attorney Scott A. Smith.  Most evenings you will find […]

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Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children

May 1st, 2019 1:24 pm

Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children By Andy Scholz and Heather Rooney McBride             In family law cases, attorneys and judges are often presented with children that are in desperate need of mental health services. To properly format or recommend parenting plans that protect these children’s best interests, it is incumbent upon family law practitioners […]

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