The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals today affirmed a trial court order permanently enjoining the performance of a lease of nearly 1,000 acres of farmland in Bates County, Missouri. The trial court had found that the successor trustees of the Millard Cook trust had acted arbitrarily and for an improper purpose when they leased the farmland to Bill and Sharon McElwain. The Western District affirmed that decision.

Collins & Jones represented Mike Cook and Gary Cook, two of the beneficiaries of the trust.  Firm shareholder Josh Jones represented the Cooks both at trial and on appeal.

Collins & Jones serves as lender’s counsel to Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co. in connection with an acquisition loan

Debbie English-Jones of Collins & Jones recently served as lender's counsel to Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co. in connection with an acquisition loan for a hotel in Overland Park, Kansas.  The transaction included a bridge loan, a permanent loan and an SBA 504...

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