Graves Garrett attorney Alan Simpson was recently re-elected as Secretary for the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City.
As Secretary, Simpson helps administer YLS in furtherance of its four cornerstone ideals: service of the public interest, service to younger lawyers, education of the public, and cooperation with legal and civic organizations. YLS annual events include organizing rounds of the... Read More
The Kansas City Business Journal recently published an article featuring insight from Graves Garrett attorney Benjamin Tompkins after the Supreme Court’s ruling on South Dakota vs. Wayfair.
The monumental decision overturned the 1992 Quill Corp. v. North Dakota case. South Dakota, backed by 35 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia, asked the Supreme Court to review whether retailers... Read More
Graves Garrett partner Nathan Garrett recently accepted the position of president of the Kansas City (Mo.) Board of Police Commissioners. The other four board members elected Garrett.
Appointed to the board on July 27, 2017, Garrett previously served as vice-president. The Board of Police Commissioners is responsible for overseeing the operations of the KCPD, its nearly 2000 employees and $250... Read More
The ABA Journal recently used Graves Garrett founding partner Todd Graves as the focus of a story highlighting attorneys with other jobs outside of the legal industry.
Graves describes himself as a “seventh-generation rancher” in addition to his duties with the firm. The dual roles on his farm in Edgerton, Missouri and at his office in downtown Kansas City are... Read More
Recently, Graves Garrett Counsel Benjamin Tompkins presented at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s 45th Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference 2018 in Branson, Missouri.
Tompkins and Braden Perry of Kennyhertz Perry were co-presenters for a Continued Legal Education opportunity entitled “Cryptocurrencies: Evolving IRS, CFTC, SEC and DOJ Legal and Regulatory Issues.” The program focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain and initial coin offerings... Read More
Graves Garrett attorney Garrett Hunkins was recently elected to the Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri Alumni Association’s (MAAKC) Board of Directors.
In this role, Hunkins will help manage MAAKC and support the University of Missouri and its alumni association through fundraising and by providing services and programming for alumni. The Chapter represents all Mizzou Alumni members in the five-county... Read More
The Washington Post recently published an article featuring the work of Graves Garrett LLC and quoting attorney Dane Martin on the significance of a preliminary approval for settlement in the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, et al v IRS.
Graves Garrett represents more than 400 entities in a class-action lawsuit against the IRS arising from its targeting of Tea Party cases. The... Read More
Graves Garrett associate attorney Callie Pippin Raitinger has been selected to serve on two different committees for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). She will be a part of the organization’s inaugural Wellness Committee in addition to the Communication Advisory Committee.
KCMBA is the largest and oldest bar association in the Kansas City area, founded in 1884. The organization... Read More
Graves Garrett attorney Andrew Alexander will participate in the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s 2018 Bar Leadership Academy. The KCMBA selected Alexander from a distinguished group of applicants. The Bar Leadership Academy (“BLA”) is a special program designed to help emerging attorneys in Kansas City become leaders in both the profession and the community. The seven-month program features interactive... Read More
Ingram’s Magazine named Graves Garrett partner Kathleen Fisher to its annual “40 Under Forty” list published this week.
In the 20th anniversary class, Fisher was recognized as an individual in the Kansas City metro area under 40 who has demonstrated commitment to leadership in both her career and her community. Noting Fisher’s accomplishments, Ingram’s states she is “flat-out getting it... Read More