St. Louis Law Firm with Extensive Experience in Appellate Law and Trial Briefing, Business Law and Estate Planning

Daniel R. Schramm, L.L.C. in Chesterfield, Missouri assists referring lawyers, individuals, businesses and families with the following types of cases:

Attorney Daniel Schramm has been licensed to practice law in Missouri since 1978.

Legal writer and orator in the practice of appellate law in Missouri

Effectively handling appeals and trial briefs is the cornerstone of my practice. I have filed appellate briefs in all state appellate courts in Missouri, including the Missouri Supreme Court. I have also filed appellate briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for both the Eighth and Ninth Circuits and in the U.S. Supreme Court. I am not just an appellate lawyer. Trial attorneys throughout Missouri and other jurisdictions have come to me to help them with:

  • Legal research
  • Motions to dismiss
  • Summary judgment motions
  • Motions in limine
  • Daubert motions
  • Briefs on other pre-trial and post-trial issues
  • Formulation of formal arguments

Whether you want to hand off appellate work completely or stay involved at any level, I welcome your appeals challenges. Contact me to evaluate the merits of your appeal for a modest fee. If, after my assessment, you decide you want to proceed, I can prepare briefs and oral argument for a fixed fee. I can also provide consultation and editorial assistance at a reasonable hourly rate.

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The economic benefits of hiring a small law firm to handle your appeals

In today’s challenging economic environment, there is increasing pressure on return on investment. Because I am a solo practitioner without the burden of large firm overhead, I have the flexibility to charge reasonable rates that allow my clients to get the most value for their investment.

Skilled advisor on business formation and succession

As a professor of business law in Missouri and a long-time practitioner, I help small businesses select optimal structures and operations for their best possible long-term success. I assist with:

  • Business formation
    • Entity structure — Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), partnerships, corporations
    • Agreements — Operating, shareholder
    • Documentation and filings — Articles preparation, corporate minutes
  • Contracts — Preparation, review, negotiation, dispute resolution
  • Lease review
  • Small business transactions
  • Family business law
  • Business succession planning

Fees may be fixed or hourly, depending on the nature of the work involved.

Comprehensive estate planning, tailored to your needs to protect your assets

A well-crafted estate plan begins with an initial consultation through which I can learn your specific needs and uncover any wealth-preservation issues. Following that, I can recommend a tailored estate plan. Your plan may include use of the following tools:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Revocable trusts and other trusts
  • Healthcare directives
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Beneficiary deeds
  • Quit claim deeds

I typically charge for these kinds of documents on a fixed fee basis.  Most of my clients prefer this approach, since it removes uncertainty about cost.

Knowledge. Communication. Persuasion.

Let Daniel R. Schramm, L.L.C. handle your appellate, business law and estate planning matters. Call my Chesterfield, MO law firm at 888.353.3211 or contact me online to discuss your case. I look forward to speaking with you.