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InNovare Law, LC – St. Louis Best Law Firms 2017

InNovare Law, LC is once again excited to announce that they have been chosen as one of the year’s Best Law Firms in St. Louis by readers of the St. Louis Small Business Monthly.  We thank all of our loyal clients for nominating us and supporting us in our new venture.

Leases – Reasonable Wear and Tear Excepted

Every commercial lease has a sentence that reads like this: “… at the end of the lease term, the Tenant must return the leased premises to the Landlord in the same condition as when the lease term began, normal wear and tear excepted.” Sounds pretty simple. But what about all of the improvements you made, like cabinets, lighting […]

Business Expo and Growth Conference Presentation

Jim Borchers of InNovare Law LC will be presenting at the St. Louis Business Expo & Business Growth Conference on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. Title: 5 Legal Mistakes in Small Business Avoid the top legal mistakes that are holding companies back. The following topics will be discussed: LLC – yes, you can be personally liable Insurance […]

The Lease Always Comes Last … Unless You Ask

You love to shop … or maybe you don’t. But in either event we have to buy things to survive. In your business you routinely make purchase decisions, large and small. Here’s a business purchase quiz for you: Have you ever negotiated a critical purchase for your business without knowing how much the item costs? […]

Non-Compete Agreements in Business Sales (Part 3 of 3)

The Contents of a Well Drafted Non-Competition Agreement What Can You(the Employer) Include in a Non-Compete Agreement? Non-competes are often mis-understood and viewed as dreaded creatures designed to punish or put people out of work. But they need not be so fearsome. They can be simple and fair. Remember the purpose is not that complicated. […]

Non-Compete Agreements in Business Sales (Part 2 of 3)

Non-Competes for Employees and Independent Contractors In the first article we talked about non-competes in the sale of a business. In a business sale, the non-compete must be separately purchased, i.e. the person who agrees not to compete must be paid directly for that commitment. But for employees (or independent contractors) no such “purchase” is […]

InNovare Law, LC – St. Louis Best Law Firms 2016

We are excited to be listed in the June 2016 issue of St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the year’s Best Law Firms in St. Louis. We thank all of our loyal clients for nominating us and supporting us in our new venture.

Non-Compete Agreements in Business Sales (Part 1 of 3)

Ever hear this? “Non-compete agreements are not worth anything.” It astounds me how many people believe this. Because just the opposite is true. Repeat … the opposite is true. Non-compete agreements are commonly used in two contexts: sale of a business (i.e. the seller/owner agrees not to compete after the sale) and for employees and […]

Sole Owner LLC – Is Your Liability Really Limited?

You are proud of yourself. You went on-line at the Secretary of State’s website and filed your Articles of Organization. This means that you have limited your personal liability right? Well … maybe. People rarely understand that what they do AFTER filling Articles of Organization is as important as the filing itself. You are living […]

Doing Business As a Corporation? You’re Living in the Past

So, your family business has been a corporation forever. All these years you’ve been dutifully filing your annual report with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office along with your annual fee; and filing the mandatory annual franchise tax return (even though you don’t owe any such tax). You know about “corporate formalities” and you’ve been […]