MRSB News

Kristie Orme Inducted into the Women Who Mean Business Class of 2022

McDowell Rice wishes to congratulate Kristie Remster Orme on being inducted into the 2022 class for Women Who Mean Business by the Kansas City Business Journal. The KCBJ has been honoring 25 women annually that are the highest-ranking female or report to the highest-ranking female in their organizations, or lead a business or nonprofit in the Kansa...

Rebecca Martin Named to 2022 POWER List

McDowell Rice is pleased to announced that Rebecca Martin has been named to Missouri Lawyers Media's...

Pete Smith Chosen as Missouri Lawyers ICON

McDowell Rice celebrates our icon R. Pete Smith, who is being honored with a 2022 ICON Award by Missouri Lawyers Media for his exemplary career and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community. Pete has practiced his entire 52-year legal career at McDowell Rice and served as the firm’s President for decades before becoming the Chairman i...

Mike Gorman Named Chair of MBA Bank Counsel Advisory Section 2022

Michael Gorman was named Chair of the Missouri Bankers Association Bank Counsel Advisory Section for 2022. In addition, he will also chair the MBA’s Bank Risk Management Conference in October. Mike previously served as Co-chair of the Bank Counsel Advisory Section in 2021. According to Mike: “Life is about relationships. The Bank Counsel Section...

McDowell Rice Announces its 2022 Executive Board and Officers

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC, is excited to announce the election of its Officers and Directors from its 2022 Annual Meeting. Kristie Remster Orme will continue to serve as President and CEO, a role she has held since 2017, Thomas R. Buchanan will continue to serve as General Counsel and Robert D. Maher will continue to serve as Secretary. ...

Ania Moncrief Awarded for Support of Independence Youth Court

Ania Moncrief was recognized by the Independence Youth Court for her many years of service to the non-profit organization. Ania first started volunteering with IYC in 8th grade. She continued volunteering with the organization throughout high school, and worked there part-time while in college. After returning to the Kansas City area following law ...

McDowell Rice Establishes New IP Practice Area

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan P.C. has established a new Intellectual Property practice area within the firm. To solidify its expertise in this area, McDowell Rice has hired patent attorney Arthur Shaffer to launch this new practice area and oversee its growth. Art practices in the area of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and com...

MRSB Receives the Johnson County Bar Association 2021 Pro Bono Award

MRSB is proud to have received the 2021 Pro Bono Award at the Johnson County Bar Association Annual ...

2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Congratulations to the following McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan lawyers who have been selected to the 2021 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists in their primary practice area. The announcement will appear in the 2021 Super Lawyers® Magazine for Missouri & Kansas, published November 15, 2021: Super Lawyers® List: Jason L....

McDowell Rice Welcomes its New Director of Administration, Reneé Sutherland

McDowell Rice is pleased to welcome our new Director of Administration, Oun Janiese Reneé Sutherland. Reneé holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications, with a minor in Psychology, and completed her graduate degree with a Master’s in Human Resource Management. Reneé has worked extensively in the field of human resources for over 23 years, ...