Bernard & Gorman is a full service
personal, business and litigation firm, ready and able to serve clients
of all sizes and in all areas of practice.
Please click on a link below to view the attorneys in each section.
Our personal and
business section lawyers draw upon a wealth of experience and knowledge
when handling all aspects of individual and company planning and
transactions. Our business practice areas include: corporate,
estate planning, partnership, entity formation, finance, business
acquisitions and dispositions, securities, real estate, tax-exempt
organizations, pension and profit-sharing and other employee benefits.
Members of the firm are involved in the areas of estate and tax
planning, will and trust drafting, estate and income taxation, trust
administration, probate of estates and elder law. The firm's tax
practice includes tax return preparation, tax planning, structuring
business entity formations, acquisitions and dissolutions, handling IRS
audits and appeals and obtaining IRS Private Letter Rulings. The
firm's vast experience allows it to draw upon successful plans from the
past as well as creating special enhancements to meet the needs of any
The firm's litigation attorneys have extensive
experience in handling litigation matters which vary greatly in type and
complexity. Slagle, Bernard & Gorman attorneys appear in all state and
federal trial and appellate courts in Missouri and Kansas and appear
specially in matters with local counsel in other states and federal
courts. The litigation practice includes business disputes and other
actions arising from commercial settings and the defense and prosecution
of personal injury and products liability cases and other tort actions.
The firm’s general litigation, trial and appellate practice work has
covered a wide variety of areas of the law including construction claims
and disputes, mechanics liens, business contract disputes, antitrust,
securities law, lender liability claims, fidelity and surety claims,
corporate officer and director liability, bankruptcy, employment law,
environmental law, federal and state tax litigation, insurance coverage
disputes, workers’ compensation, family law matters, Medicare fraud Qui
Tam litigation, medical malpractice, insurance coverage issues,
appellate practice, condemnation, mediation and arbitration.
attorneys also have significant experience in complex business and tort
cases involving numerous parties and large quantities of business
records and other documentary evidence. As a result, the lawyers and
outstanding support staff have developed the ability to effectively
serve as regional attorneys for national companies in specialized
businesses, product liability and negligence cases, and to manage cases
presenting heightened organizational demands, including the use of
computer litigation software. The combination of experience, support
system and expertise provides clients with flexible and efficient
litigation and trial service.