Top 3 Estate Planning Concerns: A Checklist More Vital Than Groceries

2020-03-19T19:02:46+00:00March 15th, 2015|

Eat your vegetables, but pay attention the estate planning fundamentals. It was a typical morning at Ellen’s house – find husband David’s socks, make breakfast, get the kids to school, and get to work on time. Estate planning concerns were the last thing on her mind. Stuck in traffic, Ellen focused on the day ahead. [...]

Your Liability as an Employer: Why You Need to Care

2020-03-19T18:50:40+00:00February 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 [...]

Incorporated? 5 Tips to Help You Take It Seriously

2018-11-22T05:11:29+00:00September 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 [...]

Vacationing? Don’t Leave Home Without These Top 10 Legal Tips

2020-03-17T20:25:55+00:00June 15th, 2014|

Ahhh… vacation. Who doesn’t look forward to getting away from it all? But before you do, consider your family’s peace of mind in your absence and your increased risk as you fly, drive long distances, visit foreign locales and engage in outdoor activities. Make sure these legal documents are up-to-date: A Durable Power of Attorney [...]

Is an LLC the Best Structure for Your Business?

2020-03-17T20:19:18+00:00June 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. Six LLC Advantages 1. Asset protection. [...]

5 Steps to Minimize Employee Liability

2018-11-26T04:17:52+00:00March 3rd, 2014|

Employers are bound by various laws to take steps to minimize employee liability. The smart employer, however, will go beyond these requirements to add another layer of protection from employment claims, because such claims can be complex, expensive and unpredictable. After all, juries are made up of people – people who likely identify with employees. [...]

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