Small Business

The Haake Law FirmΒ is a small business that also represents small businesses. Located in Lake Saint Louis, MO and serving St. Charles, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Wildwood, along with St. Charles County and St. Louis County Missouri. I offer my past experience for startups and Fortune 100 companies alike to help keep your business going the way you want it to. Β Β My job is to keep your business out of the courtroom, which is done by ensuring that your company is established the right way, and continues to operate the right way.

Additionally, as a tech entrepreneur, software developer and telecommunications executive, I bring a wealth of practical knowledge to ensure your business is protected both offline and online.Β Β  I can help you with copyright issues, licensing and web- based compliance to help keep your business protected both in the real world and online.

I want to leverage my past experiences to help you

  • Help you decide the best structure to protect your business, and help you make sure your LLC or Corporation is done the right way – the first time.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts with vendors, independent contractors, employees, and others.
  • Help you take measures to reduce your personal liability to keep your assets protected. Know the applicable compliance laws and create systems to help keep your business compliant.
  • Guide you through succession planning, in case you decide to pass the business on to a buyer or family member.
  • Negotiate and help you through a merger, consolidation or the sale of your business or a part of your business so you can go onto your next venture.

Maintain your business’s legal structure to ensure that your corporation or LLC is operating appropriately to ensure that your legal protections keep protecting you and your assets

Get your Free Consultation by contacting my office today.

Client Reviews

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❝ Haake Law-firm represented my company through an acquisition. This entailed writing the Asset Purchase Agreement and negotiating terms. He did a incredible job and was professional/timely through the whole process. ❞


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❝ First, I wish I would have contacted Derek sooner rather than later. That being said, Derek has provided calm direction in spite of high anxiety, consistent support no matter what or when, and has been a Godsend since the beginning. He’s given me food for thought without making me feel inadequate. His professional guidance has been my saving grace and he’s been all of that without costing a fortune! I would highly recommend and encourage anyone who is starting a business or is in a business and needs a change. Derek is there for his clients and will be there for you as well. Thank you Derek!!! ❞


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❝ Working with attorney Derek Haake has been an absolutely pleasure. He set up an LLC for me with an accompanying operating agreement. He was extremely patient and offered very valuable advice and personal insights on other parts of my project that were above and beyond the task at hand. In my opinion, he absolutely went the extra mile to make sure that I and my family were properly protected. I really felt like he was using his knowledge and experience to help in ways that I wouldn’t have known to ask for. Isn’t that what working with a attorney should be all about? If you need a lawyer for business, criminal, or traffic violations. I absolutely give Derek my very highest recommendation. He single handedly changed my perception of attorneys. ❞


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❝ I think I actually encountered Derek’s profile here on avvo when I reached out to him. I’m a startup Co-Founder who needed help navigating through a trying time in our business. Derek was there every step of the way and continues to effectively guide us forward. Without his help, my company would be in a tough situation legally but with Derek’s help, everything was taken care of! Friendly and there for you when you need him. ❞


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❝ From the first time I met with Derek I knew I made the right decision, he had concern with my situation and gave it his best to help me feel taken care of. It was overwhelming and a scary experience to be needing a lawyer’s help, Derek always made me feel at ease. He became a part of my team to make my life better for me and my business. I will refer him to all of my friends,family and business associates in need. ❞