Roeland Park, Kansas Business Lawyers
Jeff Donoho began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for two different trial judges in Jackson County, Missouri. As a judicial law clerk, Jeff was exposed to a broad assortment of legal disputes and issues, ranging from minor property line disputes to multi-million dollar commercial and class action lawsuits. Following his clerkship, Jeff worked for another local law firm handling complex medical malpractice, legal malpractice, commercial litigation, and various insurance related lawsuits, as well as defending professional licensees in investigations conducted by state licensing boards. Jeff has litigation, administrative, and appellate experience handling these complex matters. Though a...
Prior to joining Kennyhertz Perry, Mit worked for two different Am Law 100 firms in San Francisco and Kansas City, most recently as a shareholder in the commercial litigation group at Polsinelli. In that capacity, he represented a wide variety of clients in class action, intellectual property, and general business litigation matters and was identified by Missouri &...
Kennyhertz Perry attorney Jon Dedon previously worked in the complex litigation division of an AmLaw 100 law firm. Currently, he advises clients on medical marijuana regulatory and corporate structural matters. His contacts with executives in marijuana businesses in Washington, California, Michigan, New York, and California, as well as internationally in Germany, Canada, Colombia, and Australia prove valuable when advising clients regarding medical marijuana in Missouri. In addition, Jon’s relationship with the DHSS allows clients to seek clarification on elements of the application process that may be unclear.
In 2018, Peter recognized that Missouri voters were likely to support Amendment 2 and thereby legalize medical marijuana statewide. To meet the needs of Missouri's cannabis business owners, Peter joined the Hoban Law Group in an "Of Counsel" capacity in October 2018. This move positioned...
Overland Park, KS 66210
University of Kansas
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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