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We've got your Business Covered!

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Anyone who has started their own business can testify that the process can often be confusing, time consuming, and stressful.  In addition, existing businesses may also need help with legal support and documentation for a variety of issues.  Most business coaches will tell you that partnering with an experienced legal team is critical to the success of your business!  The Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, PC have been helping local businesses succeed since we began in 1939.

Starting a New Business  There are many things to think about when starting your business.  What is the appropriate form of ownership for your business?  Setting up your business up as a sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative, all have advantages depending on your goals.  We can help you make the right choice on how to setup your new venture!  We can also provide you advice and guidance on registering your busin…

Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake - Fireworks, Boating, and taking time with your Family! The Attorneys and staff at Phillips, McEylea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. want to wish everyone a fantastic and restful Memorial Day weekend.  We are blessed to live in such a great community with a wide range of wonderful recreation activities available at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.  To get us ready for the holiday weekend, here is a little history of Memorial Day and a partial list of activities that are going on.



Memorial Day History Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic to remember the ultimate sacrifices of both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.  For the first Memorial day, flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  Memorial Day is now recognized on the last Monday of May and is celebrated in many different ways acro…

Meet our Attorneys - Ron Carpenter

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My name is Ronald K. Carpenter and I was born in Ventura, California, on November 4, 1948. I lived in southern California until 1959 when my parents purchased a small resort on the Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. My parents were unhappy with the smog and congestion in southern California and since they were both born in Missouri it felt natural to return to their roots. I attended the Camdenton R-III School system in 1959 and graduated from high school in 1966. I attended the University of Missouri from 1966 to 1973 receiving my B.S. in Forestry in 1971 and my Juris Doctor in 1973. Immediately out of law school I worked for one year in the Office of the Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit west of St. Louis. On June 6, 1974, I began working for the law firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter,  &  Welch, P.C. and I have been with the law firm now for 39 years. My practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, business organizations, general real es…

Real Estate Law - Accuracy Matters!

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Real Estate at the Lake of the Ozarks Buying, selling, or developing real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks can present many different legal areas you should be informed about.  There can be boundary disputes, access and easement issues and concerns over construction of buildings or homes.  
There are unique aspects of Real Estate Law at the Lake of the Ozarks that our experienced litigators at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. can assist with!  Let our knowledge and experience help you pursue your goals.

Let us handle your Land Title At Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. our real estate lawyers have many years of experience in handling a wide variety of real estate problems and title issues. To better meet your real estate and title needs, we work closely with Phillips & McElyea Land Title, Inc. which provides complete title insurance, escrow and real estate closing services at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Contact us to setup a consultation. We have evening and w…