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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Joint Tenancy and Tenancy by the Entirety: Creditor Liabilities

Joint tenancy and tenancy by the entirety are two separate forms of property ownership. In a joint tenancy, the co-owners (tenants) of the property own an undivided share/interest in the property. The most important aspect of a joint tenancy is that it has a beneficiary designation. If one of the tenants dies, his/her interest in […]

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Business Investment Contracts

It’s a perfect match. Investors are always looking to make money and take part in new business ventures. Business owners are looking to expand and acquire capital to accomplish their goals. At some point, the two will connect and will address the issue of Debt and Equity Financing for Businesses. Equity financing is where a […]

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Breach of Promissory Note: Saint Louis, Missouri

Though often confused, promissory notes and contracts are two different types of legal documents. A contract requires an offer, acceptance, and consideration. Consideration is an exchange between two parties/entities — e.g., I pay you rent in exchange for you making an apartment available to me for living space. Breach of contract actions or specific performance […]

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Defense Attorney: Saint Louis

Whether you are being charged with a misdemeanor or felony by a State, city, or municipality, or whether you are named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit, chances are you will need legal counsel to help you navigate through the system. Criminally, depending upon the charges, you may be issued a citation or summons […]

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Saint Louis Corporate/Business Attorney

We offer free consultations for a wide-range of legal services, including but not limited to: business entity formation, business governance, business/commercial compliance, business dispute resolution, and commercial litigation. We work frequently in contract law, and thus are able to handle contract formation, breach of contract claims, and contract amendments. Because breach of contract actions often […]

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Child Custody Disputes; Habeas Corpus

When confronted with a child custody dispute, a Court will always side with the decision which furthers the child’s best interests. This holds true in Child Custody Modifications, divorces, annulments, and paternity suits which ultimately decide child custody and support arrangements. In certain circumstances, emergency measures must be taken if a parent, guardian, or third […]

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Restraining Orders, Injunctions, Ex Parte Orders of Protection

Generally, Courts have two different types of remedies they may award an aggrieved party: legal remedies or equitable remedies. The former is money damages. The latter is when the Court enters Orders or Decrees directing someone to either act or to forbear from acting (e.g., an injunction or restraining order); equity is often appropriate where […]

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Covenant Not to Compete Agreement: Saint Louis, Missouri

Non-Compete agreements have always been around, but it seems that they have come to the forefront in recent years. The purpose of a non-compete agreement is to protect an employer from unfair competition. Missouri law, then, balances the interest in having robust commercial activity against the interest of employers being subjected to an uneven playing […]

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Trust Principal & Income

In administering a trust, a trustee will have the responsibility of appropriately allocating receipts and disbursements between principal and income. First and foremost, the trust itself will provide guidance as to how (if at all) to classify the assets. But what happens if the trust is silent on this point? Enter Missouri’s Principal and Income […]

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Saint Louis, Missouri Breach of Contract

Contracts play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. They also result in quite a bit of legal disputes and litigation. Indeed, breach of contract claims are heard just about daily in Saint Louis County and Saint Louis City courts. One of the easiest ways to avoid contract disputes is to, first and foremost, have […]

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