Business and Corporate Law

The attorneys of Osburn, Hine, Yates & Murphy, LLC represent businesses of all types and sizes, ranging from large national and international corporations to small family-owned businesses. Whether you want to start a new corporation or limited liability company (LLC), transfer stock in your existing corporation, or get professional advice on employment or regulatory issues, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help.

Our attorneys also have experience in drafting complex contracts and leases. We represent clients in business transactions, disputes between businesses, and claims for breach of contract.

We get to know our clients and the operation of their business. It is our philosophy that, to effectively represent your business, we must understand who you are and what you do. By listening to you and learning about your business, we can better help you achieve your goals and focus on the long-term interests of your business, while still working aggressively on each particular case, issue, or challenge.

Business or Corporation Set-Up

Our attorneys have extensive experience in business formation, including the creation of corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships and a variety of other business organizations. When setting up a business, we strive to design the entity in way that makes the most sense for your business. We regularly prepare bylaws for corporations, operating agreements for LLCs, amendments to business agreements and a variety of other documents necessary for the effective running of your business.

General Business Operations

We advise clients on how to effectively operate their businesses and how to avoid disputes with other parties, including business partners or employees. When necessary, our attorneys will attend corporate board meetings to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected.

Business Disputes

Our firm’s philosophy is to assist our clients with business set-up and planning operations with the goal of avoiding potential lawsuits. Unfortunately, sometimes disputes with individuals or other businesses cannot be avoided. We have significant experience in representing local and national businesses in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions, insurance coverage disputes, real estate issues, construction litigation and many other areas.

Employment Law

To be successful, a business must successfully plan its relationship with its employees. Customized employee handbooks and guidelines to govern the employer-employee relationship are crucial to the operation of a successful business. Non-compete agreements protect our clients from having an employee leave to join a competitor. We also have defended businesses in a variety of actions brought by employees, including employment discrimination cases and wrongful discharge claims before the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

The OHYM Difference

If you own a small business, that business is your life. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help you with all legal aspects of your business. If you are starting a new business, our attorneys would welcome the opportunity to help guide you as you begin your new venture. We will also assist you with your business operations and defend your business against any claims made by other parties.

In representing our clients, we take pride in our ability to effectively represent our clients in a way that makes business sense for them. Our broad experience provides us with an understanding of the law that results in more efficient and cost-effective representation.