As a member of the Financial Services industry team, Denyse focuses on business litigation matters. She represents commercial lenders and lessors in creditors' rights litigation and arbitration. These representations include recovery of collateral, obtaining temporary restraining orders and pursuit of claims against borrowers and lessees. In addition, Denyse represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including complex breach of contract, lender liability, fraud and premise liability - as well as product liability matters involving electrical equipment and toxic substances. Denyse has served as lead counsel in numerous cases, both in court and arbitral forums, handling all phases of litigation.
Denyse serves on the firm's Diversity Council.
Awards and Recognitions
The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012
•St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, fellow
•Texas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2006
African American Leaders of Tomorrow, financial director, 2003-2005
•Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, 2011-present
•Dallas Challenge, Board of Directors, 2004-2006
•Landlord Tenant Legal Clinic, volunteer attorney, 2006-2008
•St. Louis Connect Care Community Advisory Board, 2011-present
•United Way Allocation Panel, 2012-present
The Hon. Duane Benton, Missouri Supreme Court, 2001-2002
Secured dismissal in federal district court of a class action lawsuit against AgriBank, the largest of five banks within the National Farm Credit System, in a suit brought by Arkansas land owners to quiet title on mineral rights retained by AgriBank. The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, affirmed the judgment, upholding AgriBank's right to retain mineral rights on acquired properties sold to private purchasers throughout the central United States.
•Represented a Fortune 500 company in arbitration involving the post-closing purchase price adjustment of a joint venture.
•Negotiated a settlement in a highly contentious action involving the renewal of a commercial lease.
1.15.14 The 2013 Mortgage Servicing Final Rules, Business Law News Financial Services Article
1.01.07 Had 'Em, Lost 'Em ... Get 'Em Back, Fort Worth Paralegal Association Seminar and Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar
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