Corporate & Business Law

5 Things You Need to Know About Mechanic’s Liens in Missouri

2018-05-17T13:52:45+00:00

If you own a business in Missouri that contracts with property owners to supply construction, equipment, supplies, or laborers, you should become familiar with mechanic’s liens in Missouri. A mechanic's lien is a legal document that could affect your operations, and even your profitability. A mechanic’s lien is a claim made for payment against a [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Mechanic’s Liens in Missouri 2018-05-17T13:52:45+00:00

Dissolving Your Missouri Corporation

2018-03-26T14:30:40+00:00

If you want to dissolve a corporation in Missouri, you’ll undertake several important tasks. Closing your state-registered business entity according to Missouri state laws is as much about protecting yourself from the reach of claimants as it is winding up important issues like final paperwork and taxes. Formally, the process is called dissolution. While some [...]

Dissolving Your Missouri Corporation 2018-03-26T14:30:40+00:00

Protecting Your Family Business with the Right Legal Agreements

2018-05-15T20:07:09+00:00

If you own a piece of your family business In Missouri, and you are married, it is vital to consult an estate planning attorney to protect your assets. For example, do you know which types of property you should keep separate as a married person? Or how to prevent your interest in the family business [...]

Protecting Your Family Business with the Right Legal Agreements 2018-05-15T20:07:09+00:00

Your Liability as an Employer: Why You Need to Care

2018-03-15T19:52:39+00:00

If you own a business in Missouri, you must know and understand your employer liability. Employment categories, worker reporting, liability types, wages and taxes are just a few of the issues rife with rules and regulations that, if avoided, can create serious consequences. For example, did you know that any Missouri employer knowingly failing to [...]

Your Liability as an Employer: Why You Need to Care 2018-03-15T19:52:39+00:00

Don’t Want to Go to Trial? Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution

2018-05-15T19:47:37+00:00

When people argue, communications break down. And when this happens, people sometimes decide to sue. By the time a dispute reaches the courtroom, reaching a resolution may have become all but impossible. To avoid such a scenario, the courts have instituted an alternative which is growing in use. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a group [...]

Don’t Want to Go to Trial? Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution 2018-05-15T19:47:37+00:00

Want to Get Paid? Include These Clauses in Your Business Contract

2018-05-15T19:44:13+00:00

If you operate a business, you probably interact with customers, employees, vendors, lenders and perhaps even landlords. These relationships affect almost all business owners. And when it comes to relationships, each party has their own set of expectations. This is where a business contract can make a real difference. What are your employees or vendors [...]

Want to Get Paid? Include These Clauses in Your Business Contract 2018-05-15T19:44:13+00:00

Incorporated? 5 Tips to Help You Take It Seriously

2018-05-15T19:42:19+00:00

Business owners often turn to the legal process of incorporation to protect their personal assets from lawsuits; in essence, raising the ‘corporate shield’. Still, some of the best protective benefits of incorporation are lost when corporate formalities are ignored. These 5 tips will help you comply with basic rules of incorporation. “Inc.” is More Than [...]

Incorporated? 5 Tips to Help You Take It Seriously 2018-05-15T19:42:19+00:00

Why an Operating Agreement is Critical to Your LLC

2018-05-15T23:56:49+00:00

Forming an LLC (limited liability company) can be an attractive option if you prefer a business structure that offers greater personal protection but less formality. The formation of an LLC does require some paperwork; most notably in Missouri, an operating agreement. An operating agreement is vital to the LLC because of the tailored structure it [...]

Why an Operating Agreement is Critical to Your LLC 2018-05-15T23:56:49+00:00

Is Your Business at Risk Without a Trust?

2018-05-15T22:52:35+00:00

If you have no personal estate plan, chances are you have no Trust established to protect your business in the event of your absence, death or disability. Without a Business Trust, your loved ones may find themselves financially trapped. With a Trust, your business can continue to operate free of court interference. If something should [...]

Is Your Business at Risk Without a Trust? 2018-05-15T22:52:35+00:00

Is an LLC the Best Structure for Your Business?

2018-05-15T22:36:18+00:00

If you have considered incorporating your Missouri business as an LLC (limited liability corporation), but worry about the cost or the time commitment, this information may surprise you. Why consider an LLC at all? This structure offers benefits that outweigh those typically available through partner arrangements or sole proprietorships. Six LLC Advantages 1. Asset protection. [...]

Is an LLC the Best Structure for Your Business? 2018-05-15T22:36:18+00:00