Collins & Jones, led by its appellate litigator Jeff King, argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals to protect private business against unconstitutional subsidies by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The case, Swallow Tail v. Missouri Department of Conservation, involves millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded assistance provided by MDC to a private corporation.  This private entity uses the MDC aid to create and sell compensatory mitigation credits in competition with Swallow Tail and other businesses.  Collins & Jones argued to the Court that this MDC-sponsored mitigation work does not help the environment, but instead uses taxpayer dollars to choose winners and losers between private competitions. The parties expect a decision from the Court of Appeals for the Western District in the next few months.

Collins & Jones serves as counsel to the personal representative in connection with the probate of a $3 million-plus estate in Missouri

Collins & Jones, P.C. served as counsel to the personal representative in connection with the probate of a $3 million-plus estate in Missouri.  Debbie English-Jones handled the representation.  Ms. English-Jones guided her client through the sale of multiple tracts of...

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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 loan...

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