Since beginning his private practice in 1992, Roger Gibbons has represented numerous business and business interests in his legal career. His client base includes builders and contractors, small businesses and subcontractors, as well as municipalities and government entities. He understands the laws and regulations that affect your small business. His diverse knowledge and experience in so many areas of law have proven to be a great asset to business owners over the years, and Roger enjoys being a part of their dream and seeing their success. If you are an entrepreneur or are thinking about starting a business yourself, there are a number of ways that a business attorney in mid-Missouri could be of benefit to you. If you would like to find out 5 ways Gibbons Law Firm could help you with your business, just keep reading this blog.
How you structure your business will make a difference in your legal liability and safeguards and create other advantages (or liabilities). It depends on the specifics of your business whether you should structure it as a sole proprietorship, or an LLC. Roger Gibbons understands those specifics and after speaking with you and learning about your business, can help you structure it to give you the most safeguards and the least liability possible.
Employment law is another area where it is best to have a professional legal opinion. When it comes to your workplace environment, employment contracts, hiring and firing, and staying compliant with laws and regulations regarding employers and employees, it makes more sense to rely on decades of experience from a legal professional than your own experience or even worse, Google. An attorney experienced in employment law in mid-Missouri can help you prevent problems that can be costly down the road.
In most businesses, there are contracts that you will use between you and your clients, between you and other vendors, perhaps between you and business partners, and more. Sometimes people opt for pre-made fillable contracts, but those are not detailed to your situation, and your locality. Having an experienced attorney at Lake of the Ozarks draw up your contracts specifically for your business and your situation will be much safer than using a generic form.
The last thing any business owner wants to have happen is an employee being seriously injured on the job. Business owners value their employees, and they want them to be taken care of if something happens without it sinking the business financially and eliminating everyone’s jobs. So, understanding Workers' Compensation laws, how to prevent injuries and liabilities, and how to handle it if an employee is injured, are all critical to protecting the business you have worked so hard to create. A skilled business attorney at Lake of the Ozarks can help equip you with the knowledge and legal information you need to protect yourself and your employees.
The better landlords and tenants understand expectations regarding the rental agreement between them, the easier it is for both sides to look out for their own rights while being respectful of the others. Tenants need to know what is acceptable and what the consequences are if they do not keep their rental agreement. Landlords need to understand their responsibilities, but also be protected so that if a tenant breaks their agreement, the landlord has legal recourse. Clear contracts and an accurate understanding of the law are what you need when it comes to any type of rental business.
Gibbons Law Firm is Your Small Business Advocate!
At Gibbons Law Firm we have the utmost respect for small business owners. We appreciate the role they play in our community and in our economy. We are here to support and help them in any way we can. If you have questions about any area of business law in Missouri, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Your initial consultation is free, and scheduling is as easy as calling our office. If you enjoy this blog and would like to hear more tips and information from our Law Firm in Lake Ozark, be sure to follow us on social media! We have links to our channels below.
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