The firm handles a wide variety of cases, including the following:
PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
In matters dealing with the affairs of a deceased person, or when a guardianship or conservatorship is needed, Missouri statutes authorize actions before a probate court. Most people turn to a lawyer to guide them through the process.
Estate planning refers to various actions that can be taken to plan for the future. Estate planning may cover lifetime matters, such as general durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, joint ownership and trusts, and planning for after one’s death, which includes beneficiary deeds, trusts, and wills. The firm has extensive experience helping its clients in planning for the future and drafting the documents that are needed.
The label of “family law” includes actions in and out of court relating to marriage (with or without children) or issues involving the parent-child relationship. Divorces and legal separations are examples of family law cases. The firm has been involved as attorneys or mediators in numerous family law cases.
Civil litigation encompasses cases involving personal injuries, automobile accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, defamation of character, conversion of property, trespassing, collection of debts, and many other types of cases. The firm is experienced in civil litigation, both in representing clients as they file lawsuits and in defending clients after they have been sued.
A “contract” is a promise between two parties. Contracts can be hundreds of pages long, entered into by two sophisticated parties. Contracts can also be a simple oral promise between two individuals. The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of legal contracts, including drafting contracts, reviewing contracts, and enforcing contracts after they have been agreed upon.
BUSINESS LAW & ORGANIZATIONS
This area of law relates to setting up and maintaining various business organizations, including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, buying and selling of a business, drafting of contracts, planning for the future, collecting debts and enforcing the rights of business entities. The firm has years of experience in virtually all aspects of business law.
This label may refer to traffic court matters, but it also may refer to other dealings with the city, such as land use and regulation.
This term refers to business transactions, and includes various aspects of planning and conducting transactions as well as handling disputes that arise in business. The senior attorneys have extensive experience in this field.
REAL ESTATE LAW
Real estate law involves commercial real estate and residential real estate. The aspects of real estate law which may require a lawyer include sales and purchases, leases, financing, easements and restrictions, litigation, and foreclosures. The firm has considerable experience in virtually all aspects of real estate law.
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution and is a less expensive alternative to a trial. Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party, the “mediator,” helps parties come to a mutually beneficial agreement. Besides being less expensive than a trial, it is also much less time consuming. Many types of cases can benefit from mediation. The partners at the firm are both experienced mediators.