Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC

St. Louis Law Blog

The basics of the BAIID system in Illinois

Allegations of drunk driving will likely lead to criminal charges, big fines and the suspension of your driver's license. When you want to get back on the road or if you need to drive keep your job or take care of your family, you may need to participate in the Illinois Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) system. The BAIID program...

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What constitutes valuable consideration for a work contract?

Companies usually execute employment contracts with their workers when they first hire them, although they may expand those contracts or change them and expect their workers to sign again in the future. Employment contracts outline the business' responsibilities to the worker and the obligations of the employee to the company. When those terms...

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What if the seller hid defects in the real estate you purchased?

Whether you bought a industrial facility or a residential property, you probably looked closely at the seller's disclosure and made a point of touring the space with your real estate agent to check for defects and likely had a professional inspection. Unfortunately, even buyers who performed their due diligence may not be aware of problems with a...

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Does your estate plan need a power of attorney? 

Estate planning is a process that often begins with the writing of a will. You are likely healthy and happy, but you’re just planning for the future and thinking of the day when you have to leave your assets to your heirs. A will is one of the easiest ways to do it.  But is it enough? You may want to take the time to consider a power of attorney,...

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3 ways for businesses to resolve breach of contract disputes

When everything works perfectly, business operations are smooth and seamless. Supply comes in, and products go out. Clients hire you for services and pay you promptly after you fulfill their needs. Unfortunately, human conflict and failure eventually affect many businesses. The people you hire, the companies that provide you with materials or...

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