Business Law

If you are planning to start your own business in Missouri, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. We assist individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business formation and advice
  • Buy and sell agreements
  • Contract review and development
  • Due diligence

  • Commercial and civil litigation

  • Financial investment counseling
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder and Member disputes
  • Tax planning

At Steven Patterson, Attorney at Law, we are well-prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, our team works tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

A focus of our practice is helping clients start their own businesses. We review your business plans and advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation, and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies, and corporate compliance issues. We also look after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

We work closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly, often negotiating and drafting contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. In negotiations and litigation, we know how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.