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Civil Litigation

Corporate and Business Law

XavierLaw.Com (Xavier Saunders)  provides exemplary personal attention and attention to detail. To help meet our clients’ needs and demands the Corporate and Business Law legal services include the following:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions, including purchase and sales of businesses and related transactions;
  • Asset and stock purchases and sales;
  • Draft and review contracts and handle other day to day business issues;
  • Secured lending transactions for purchases, refinancing and debt restructure;
  • Work with start-ups on all matters;
  • Private equity investment and venture capital;
  • Franchise work including the drafting and review of FDD disclosure documents;
  • Licensing; and
  • Non-competition and employment contracts

Business Organization and Structure

In the business organization arena, we first understand each client’s goals and objectives for wanting to transact business as an entity. Then we develop an organizational structure best suited for each client whether as a C-Corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, partnership or joint venture.

  • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures, partnerships and professional corporations;
  • Operating agreements;
  • Shareholder and Partnership agreement; and
  • Other formation documents

Business and Commercial Litigation

The operation of a business or commercial enterprise may inevitably involve litigation. Disputes arise regarding the interpretation of contracts or the rights and responsibilities of the parties under commercial agreements. Partners, shareholders and other owners come and go, businesses dissolve and reorganize, and lawsuits ensue when parties cannot amicably allocate assets and liabilities. Competitors unfairly compete by misappropriating trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property or by interfering with existing contractual relationships. Former employees accept employment in violation of non-compete agreements, and use or reveal trade secrets to competitors.

XavierLaw.Com handles all types of business and commercial litigation, including claims and defenses involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of lease
  • Construction disputes
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Stock broker negligence and misconduct, including FINRA arbitrations and mediations
  • Employment disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Violation of non-compete and confidentiality agreements relating to trade secrets
  • Trademark and service mark infringement, and unfair competition claims
  • Dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships

We treat every client as if they are the firm’s most important client, and provide high quality legal services in a manner that is both professional and personal. We understand that, for business and commercial clients, sound legal decisions must make good business sense. The firm advises clients regarding the costs and benefits of different strategies, including settlement and trial.

General Business Counsel

The firm advises prospective businesses regarding the advantages and disadvantages of different business forms, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations. The firm reviews and prepares all documents necessary to establish a business in good standing under Missouri and Illinois law, including articles of incorporation and organization, by-laws, and corporate resolutions. The firm also assists clients with all annual filings and counsels clients to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.

Our firm handles all types of business and commercial agreements, including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Real estate documents / agreements
  • Sales / purchase agreements and Leases
  • Non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Licensing and royalty agreements

Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation.