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Great Dam Duck Drop & Golf Tournament This Weekend!

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One of the Lake's favorite annual events is back! Everyone at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. is excited to give you all the details on The Great Dam Duck Drop. The event returns this Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd. Hundreds of Lake of the Ozarks residents will come together for a great time and a great cause. All of the proceeds from this fun event benefit the Ozark Coast Kiwanis, supporting local children in need around the Lake community.


The Golf TournamentThe golf tournament will take place on Friday, August 1 at The Cove Golf Course.Golfers will compete in 4-person scrambles. Registration begins at 7:00am, followed by the shotgun start at 8:30am. The entry fee is $125 per person, which includes:
10 Duck Drop Tickets ($50 value) - each provide a chance to win $5,000!Breakfast at The Cove prior to the golf tournamentAdmission to the awards party at Savannah Grille immediately following the golf tournament (appetizers included)Tournament goody bagGolf to…

Fun Facts about Camden County!

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In 2013, there were approximately 43,862 residents of Camden County, Missouri (statistic taken from the www.quickfacts.census.gov). Many of those thousands would like to know more about this county in which they live. Gaining a deeper understanding of Camden County will give us a better appreciation for the area we call home. All of us at Phillips,McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C.are here to help you solidify that understanding - trivia style!


Here are some fun facts you probably didn't know about Camden County.


Camden County was born on January 29th, 1841.
Our county was originally named “Kinderhook County.” The name wasn’t changed to “Camden County” until February 23rd, 1843.

Camden County spans 655.2 square miles on land.
The County covers 53.7 square miles on water.

50.6% of the Camden County population is female (US Census 2013).
Median household income in Camden County is $44,577 (US Census 2008-2012). Average travel time to work for employees age 16 and over is 21.7 minutes…

10 Questions To Ask Your Prospective Business Attorney

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Owning your own small business is an incredibly enriching and rewarding experience. You get to create and inspire your own task force, encouraging everyone to work towards a common vision—yours! Each business is as different and unique as the owners that run it, but they all have one very important thing in common:
Every business will experience multiple legal issues in its lifetime.



Compliance issues, taxes, corporate liability, and intellectual property laws barely scratch the surface of the many types of legal issues that small business owners face on a regular basis. Finding a skilled business attorney to help you navigate these issues is crucial for the success of your company. Because we are dedicated to the success of your business, the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. have put together a list of 10 important questions to ask your potential business attorney. How much experience do you have with my industry?Will there be anyone else handling my busi…

Civil vs Criminal Trial Made Simple!

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Suppose you are in a situation where you feel you have been personally wronged, or you believe that several people have been put at risk. How do you take legal action? What type of action do you take?

In our legal system, cases can take one of two forms: civil cases and criminal cases:

Civil Law Civil Law cases address issues between individual persons and/or organizations. These cases usually arise when an individual (the "plaintiff") feels he/she has been wronged and seeks financial reimbursement or to prohibit and/or allow certain actions. The accused individual or organization (the "defendant") then has an opportunity to state their case and defend themselves. These types of cases generally involve situations that are unique to the plaintiff, such as individual loss of time/money/wages or the defendant's failure to uphold his/her end of a contract. Typically, the verdict of these cases favors whichever party produced the strongest evidence.

In a civil case,…

Fireworks and Freedom - Happy Independence Day!

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Independence Day is easily one of the biggest and most popular holidays at the Lake of the Ozarks. People travel to the Lake from miles around to celebrate our beautiful country by spending quality time with friends and family. 

There's nothing wrong with being caught up in the dazzling fireworks and the delicious barbecue, and we certainly wish you a very happy 4th of July! Your trusted Lake of the Ozarks Lawyers also want to remind you how important it is to remember the historical origins of this momentous holiday. As you plan your holiday festivities, set aside few moments of gratitude for our Founding Fathers!




FireworksThe resorts, country clubs, and golf courses at the Lake are renowned for putting on fabulous fireworks displays every 4th of July. Here is a glimpse of some of the displays available to you and your family this weekend.
Inn at Grand Glaize: Friday, July 4th at 9:00 pm
Lake Valley Country Club: Friday, July 4th at dusk
The Lodge of the Four Seasons: Friday, July 4th…