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Carter Law Offices recently helped a local company negotiate the terms of a major sponsorship and naming rights for a local sports team. These negotiations concerned everything from signage to branding to website ownership and involved in depth contract negotiations with a number of other attorneys. The end result was that each party walked away pleased with a mutually beneficial long-term partnership agreement that will have a positive impact on the community as well.

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Carter Law Offices oversaw and orchestrated a local company's purchase of a like-kind business that was struggling to stay afloat. The purchase not only benefited the local company, but insured that the customers and employees of the failing business were well taken care of.

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When a commercial property-owner was stuck with a tenant who wouldn't pay and wouldn't leave, we took the matter to trial. Our success in court led to the tenant's immediate eviction and a judgment against him for damages.

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Carter Law Offices successfully assisted a local family that was facing eviction and a $20,000 judgment against them after more than a decade of making payments on a rent-to-own contract on their family home. We were able to help them secure traditional financing so that they could remain in their home, and negotiated a settlement for a small fraction of the $20,000 judgment they were facing.

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An elderly local man sold a home through owner-financing several years ago to a young married couple. After two years of non-payment by the couple, he was feeling trapped and helpless. Carter Law Offices helped him successfully foreclose on the loan and evicted the tenants from the property. The man has since sold the property for fair market value.

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A St. Louis woman opened her first business and entered into a lease to own agreement for important equipment for her store. When the business unfortunately failed a few months later, she was faced with a lawsuit on the debt for the nearly unused equipment. Carter Law Offices was able to step in a negotiate a return of the equipment and a cash settlement for less than one fourth of the original debt.

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One area of focus at Carter Law Offices is DWI defense (DidYouBlow.com). Our team keeps up with cutting edge issues in this area and continuously works to craft creative and new approaches for aiding our clients. Our most recent novel legal argument deals with due process concerns and a blatantly false statement in the statutorily mandated warning all police officers read to DWI arrestees before collecting a blood or breath sample. In pursuing this argument we have successfully negotiated outstanding outcomes for a number of clients.

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A local contractor's failure to pay for supplies resulted in three local landowners finding out that mechanic's liens had been placed on their properties. Our office fought hard through motion practice and was eventually able to settle for less than half of the original claim and have the liens removed from all of their properties.

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When a group of local university students was moving out of their shared housing, they faced a landlord who was attempting to saddle them with thousands of dollars worth of repairs for damages the students didn't cause. When Carter Law Offices showed up for the final walkthrough with camera in hand and a thorough knowledge of the law, the bullying landlord changed his story significantly. The students were able to move out without paying for any additional repairs.

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As general counsel for a multi-million dollar company, Carter Law Offices works consistently across the fifty states to insure compliance with state statutes and regulatory schemes as well as local tax laws.

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When a local man was spotted changing a tire on the side of the road, a law enforcement officer approached him and eventually arrested him for DWI, even though no one ever saw the man driving and his car wasn't running. We successfully won his license case and got the criminal case against him dismissed.

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Carter Law Offices stepped in when the owner of another Missouri law office was facing difficulties. Our office took on more than 200 cases that were in a dire position and was able to successfully close them all out to the clients' satisfaction. In doing so, Carter Law Offices kept countless individuals from going into warrant status or losing their driving privileges.

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Carter Law Offices LLC handles real estate transactions for one of St. Louis' largest family businesses. We routinely oversee and prepare all closing documents and provide counsel throughout all transactions. Such transactions involve employees, management, owners and other stakeholders.

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When a large local insurer sought to acquire the assets of another St. Louis company, Carter Law Offices was able to provide all due diligence and efficiencies in order to ensure that our client was protected from possible liabilities with regard to federal regulators, past customers, state regulators, third party vendors and more. We were able to wrap up a complicated $2,000,000.00 sale in less than four months time including all proper escrows and employee buy outs.

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When a prominent St. Charles County family faced a law suit from one of the country's largest banks; we were able to immediately appeal the matter all the way to Missouri's Supreme Court. The bank claimed that the homeowners had bought the property from an unscrupulous builder who had plotted to avoid taxation or other legal implications. The owners were clueless as to the status of the builder they bought from and had indeed used a title company, but that did nothing to decrease the nightmare of legal allegations that Carter Law Offices was able to dispense with.

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Many of our clients have many employees and with that comes some of the problems that employees have outside of work. Carter Law Offices continuously helps these employers with human resources, garnishments, licensing queries, background checks and more. The level of trust placed in our attorneys is humbling

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An active military serviceman was faced with a DWI, we used the strengths in our case to have his charge amended to a lesser violation. Now he will not have a DWI conviction on his record and avoid having any negative impact on his military service.

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A police officer pulled over a successful metro-west man with an extremely high BAC and a prior on his record. When we deposed the officer we discovered that the officer's police report was based heavily upon notes that he had written on the palm of his own hand and were highly unreliable. We used this information to negotiate an outcome with the prosecuting attorney that allowed our client to avoid a conviction.

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In a Southern Missouri county, a married mom was stopped while driving home from a get together and arrested for DWI. We investigated and found that the maintenance on the breath test machine was out of date and her DWI charge was dismissed by the prosecuting attorney.

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A north county municipality police officer arrested one of our clients for DWI and violated a number of his rights. When we reviewed the report, we found that it was fraught with inconsistencies and was even incomplete in some sections. The charges against our client were dismissed.

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A small metro west municipality charged our client with failure to signal turn and DWI. After reviewing the police report, we found that the officer never even alleged that the defendant failed to signal, and that he was refused an opportunity to contact an attorney. As a result, the DWI was amended to a stop sign violation and the other charge was dismissed.

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A CDL holder with a prior DWI from 1984 was charged with DWI after an officer saw him drink one beer at a bar and then drive one block to his house. Based on the facts of the case, we were successful in having his DWI charge reduced to a lesser violation.

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A metro west man was pulled over drinking and driving and was facing a DWI charge. Through careful research and investigation, we were able to find that the officer who observed the man before his breath test did not have a proper permit. Because of this, the DWI charge was reduced and our client avoided a conviction.

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One of our clients contacted us after failing to take care of a DWI charge more than ten years ago. After taking on the case, we were able to find a number of inconsistencies in the report and have the matter reduced to a lesser violation.

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A man was pulled over and arrested in a south eastern Missouri community after failing field sobriety tests. The arresting officer ignored the fact that the man did not speak English and couldn't understand the instructions. Because of this, we were able to negotiate an outcome with the prosecutor, who reduced the DWI to a lesser charge.



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