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Practice Areas

Business Organizations

When choosing the form of business organization you will operate your business under, it’s important to consider a number of factors. At the law firm of Dennis L. Callahan Attorney at Law, we understand the impact this decision can have on your business. It has implications for your daily operations as well as future income taxes. We take the time to fully understand your circumstances and goals. Together, we can make the best decision for the future of your business. We help clients set up businesses as:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Limited liability companies
  • Limited/general partnerships
  • Corporations

Business and Commercial Law

While our services may begin with deciding which form of business you should establish and preparing and filing all necessary documents, it doesn’t stop there. Our attorney can guide you through any future issues that arise out of the day-to-day operations or growth of your business. Some of these issues include:

  • Complying with all legal regulations and codes related to your industry
  • Major purchases ranging from additional facilities or equipment
  • Contracts related to delivering or receiving goods and services
  • Creation and enforcement of employee and contractor agreements
  • Changes in board policies through shareholder resolution or adopting bylaws
  • Mergers or acquisitions

In addition to ensuring your business operations optimally, our attorney is a seasoned litigator who is prepared to defend your business if a legal claim is brought against it.

Personal Injury-Plaintiffs

At the Dennis L. Callahan Attorney at Law firm, we understand the physical, emotional and financial hardship that can come out of a personal injury. You may be unable to work as you recover from your injury – and while medical bills related to your recovery mount. The stress and physical pain can be emotionally depleting. The general happiness of life can shift to uncertainty and devastation in a moment. Our firm handles all types of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases caused by automobile accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, bicycle accidents, aviation and watercraft accidents, dog attacks, and slip-and-falls. Our legal team thoroughly investigates your accident and aggressively pursues justice for your case.

There are a variety of recoverable damages you may be entitled to, including:

  • Medical expenses now and in the future
  • Lost wages and reduced future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
  • Physical impairment and disfigurement

Our personal injury attorney pursues the highest possible financial recovery for our clients by focusing on the catastrophic personal toll caused by the negligence, carelessness and recklessness of others so that judges, juries and insurance adjusters alike understand the need to fully and fairly compensate personal injury victims for all aspects of their losses.

Estate Planning

Although most people prefer to not think about their own death, an effective state plan can eliminate many potential problems for loved ones if something happens unexpectedly. Making plans for your estate is truly a gift to your loved ones and ensures that your assets are distributed how you want them to be. We have helped clients in the following areas:

  • Wills
  • Power of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Family limited partnership
  • Educational trusts
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Business succession and insurance planning

Our estate planning attorney helps clients use these tools to accomplish their specific goals. Doing these things provides peace of mind knowing you’ve taken the necessary steps to adequately plan for the future.

Probate and Estate Administration

When a loved one passes away, administering their someone must work through the legal process of administering their estate. We represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries in Missouri and Illinois probate courts by filing the necessary pleadings to admit a decedent’s will to probate, preparing all documents and filings required under Missouri and Illinois laws and procedures, and preparing income tax returns for the estate, as well as any required estate tax returns. We understand that this is an emotional time for you. Let our compassionate and experienced probate and estate administration attorneys take on this legal burden so you can focus on grieving your loss.

Real Estate Law

Real estate buyers and sellers come to the law office of Dennis L. Callahan Attorney at Law because we have established a reputation for handling real estate matters efficiently and effectively. We offer reasonable fees that result from our size, location and efficient staffing of real estate transactions and related litigation. We represent property owners in all phases of real estate development – from feasibility, acquisition and zoning through financing, leasing and management – and in all types of commercial and residential projects. Our professional relationships with other real estate professionals enable us to help our clients reach their goals. Our clients include both sophisticated real estate players and relative newcomers, and we tailor our services accordingly. Whether you are an experienced developer in need of a legal adviser, or you need more hands-on guidance, we offer a full range of legal services needed in any real estate transaction.

Contact Us Today

Contact our office to discuss your legal concerns today by calling (314)-764-4500 or email us online. We are ready to work with you to meet your legal goals with the personalized attention you deserve.