Matthews, Missouri Business Lawyers
Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2015. Paul went on to obtain his law degree from St. Louis University in 2018, where he served as a student attorney in the civil advocacy clinic as well as the entrepreneurship and community development clinic. For his hard work and excellence in the SLU Legal Clinics, Paul was...
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England, Air University, University of Virginia School of Law, Naval War College, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Naval War College
He’s still passionate about the industry today because he recognizes that real estate is at the core for most people and for every city. For many, a home is their largest and most significant investment. For others, real estate is one of the best ways to gain wealth through investing. Commercial developers help shape the environment we live in by attracting new businesses that strengthen local communities. Contractors renovate old, dated properties, restoring their value and improving neighborhoods.
Rick’s focus on and commitment to real estate makes him...
Outside of my law practice, I am an avid marathon runner, having completed more than 50 marathons, including running...
I graduated from UMKC law school with highest honors and was fortunate to be hired by Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in 2007, where I was promoted to Partner seven years later. As an attorney at Shook, I spent most...
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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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