Missouri Business Formation Lawyers With Experience

Guilfoil Petzall & Shoemake, L.L.C.: Serving St. Louis, the Midwest, and the U.S. Since 1963

Whether our client is a CEO seeking a new challenge, an entrepreneur forming a cutting-edge company, or an established business owner looking to merge with another corporation, our clients need business law advice that is tailored to their specific issues.

We have provided legal representation for banks, manufacturers, insurance companies, health care professionals, public and private corporations, and nonprofits in Missouri and throughout the country since 1963.

Business planning involves a host of legal and tax challenges. Our attorneys help clients avoid unnecessary litigation and expense associated with ill-informed or ill-advised actions. Our business law practice includes:

  • Formation and entity selection
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and review
  • Commercial ┬ápurchase and leasing
  • Business succession, including buy-sell arrangements
  • Representation of non-profits, many times on a pro-bono or reduced cost basis
  • Mergers, acquisitions, sales, divestitures (spin-offs), and tax-free reorganizations
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Banking and finance matters
  • Proactive employment law advice to anticipate and avoid employee lawsuits

As business owners ourselves, we are familiar with the challenges of founding a company and guiding it to prominence in the marketplace. We educate our clients about how the law applies to their issue or situation and offer recommendations so they can make the right decision.