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

By |October 15th, 2015|

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 homeowner’s […]

Dissolving Your Missouri Corporation

By |July 15th, 2015|

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 corporations […]

Protecting Your Family Business with the Right Legal Agreements

By |April 1st, 2015|

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 from […]

Your Liability as an Employer: Why You Need to Care

By |February 15th, 2015|

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 insure […]

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

By |November 1st, 2014|

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 of […]

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

By |October 1st, 2014|

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 expecting […]

Incorporated? 5 Tips to Help You Take It Seriously

By |September 1st, 2014|

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 a Name […]

Why an Operating Agreement is Critical to Your LLC

By |August 1st, 2014|

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 […]

Is Your Business at Risk Without a Trust?

By |July 1st, 2014|

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 happen […]

Is an LLC the Best Structure for Your Business?

By |June 1st, 2014|

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.

6 LLC Advantages

1. Asset protection. If your […]