Springfield Lawyers to Head Supreme Court Historical Society

Springfield lawyers Richard L. Schnake and Craig A. Street have been elected to leadership positions in the Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society. Schnake was installed as the president and Street as the secretary-treasurer at the Society’s… Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Incorporating Gifting In Your Estate Plan

A carefully planned estate plan involves meeting not only one’s financial, but also one’s personal, objectives. By incorporating gifting in your estate plan, it is possible to minimize the need for probate administration, reduce the impact of est… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Careful estate planning can accomplish important financial and personal objectives. A well-crafted plan should allow one to continue to receive income and have access to assets during life, avoid the need for any probate administration in the event o… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Why Employers are Personally Liable for Occupational Diseases — and What to do About It

Q.    Why is this subject important to my business? For over seventy years, employers were only liable for occupational diseases suffered by employees through workers’ compensation. This meant that insurers, or self-insured workers’ compensati… Read More
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Independent Contractor or Employee in Missouri? What are the laws?

Increased governmental scrutiny of independent contractor relationships is a substantial concern for employers who use independent contractors in the work force. Under President Obama’s fiscal year 2012 budget proposal, the United States Department… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law