Brendan McPherson’s practice is based on a broad knowledge of the real estate industry, debtor and creditor rights, and commercial litigation. Brendan has closed millions of dollars in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing transactions, and also litigated multimillion-dollar claims in bankruptcy, federal, and state courts.

Brendan has significant experience in: 

  • Resolving real estate disputes related to leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, developments, condemnations, zoning and land-use and property losses
  • Analyzing, negotiating, and litigating preference, fraudulent transfer, and related claims in and out of bankruptcy 
  • Litigating shareholder and member disputes, and other financial issues such as successor liability, alter ego, joint venture, and consumer protection act claims 
  • Outside general counsel to a diverse group of companies in a range of industries. 
  • Recovered more than $7 million for the benefit of unsecured creditors of Interstate Bakeries Corporation (Hostess) by litigating 220 preference claims arising from its 2004 chapter 11 bankruptcy, including several bench trials and appeals.
  • Defended numerous insurance agents, brokers, and carriers against millions of dollars of preference, fraudulent transfer, and related claims brought by the chapter 7 trustee of the Brooke Insurance estates.
  • Resolved multimillion-dollar claim against and restructured petroleum company.
  • Obtained bench trial judgment on behalf of manager of shopping center on business divorce and breach of fiduciary duty claims. 
  • Obtained a dismissal of a Fortune 1,000 financial services corporation on claims of successor liability and veil-piercing.
  • Successfully resolved a claim of an industrial development authority in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of ASARCO.
  • Recovered a $853,000 judgment related to the breach of a real estate contract, and subsequent fraudulent transfer actions.
  • Negotiated a multi-tiered settlement between a real estate developer and silent partner where the primary issue was whether a loan should be re-characterized to an equity investment.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a Fortune 500 corporation related to claims of fraud and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
  • Recovered property losses on behalf of two separate pro bono church clients.
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Co-Author, ABI Journal
April 2017
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Polsinelli-Sponsored Webinar
November 16, 2016
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August 16, 2016
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Centralized Cash-Management and Avoidance Actions: Part I
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
Article co-authored by Paul D. Sinclair and Brendan L. McPherson
April 2016
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December 2, 2015
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Bankruptcy Litigation 101: Litigating Preferences and Fraudulent Transfers
Presented to the National Business Institute (NBI)
August 2014
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January 7, 2014
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The Gift from Those Who Served: A Veterans Day Tribute
KC Counselor
November 2013
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Impact of Bankruptcy of Real Estate and Title Insurance
Presented to The National Business Institute (NBI)
May 2013
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Newcomer's Perspective on the Practice of Law
November 2012