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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? […]

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 […]