Steve Bell and Associates were highly recommended by another business owner. Steve proved to be invaluable during the early planning stages of opening my new business. He answered all of my questions, walked me through the complex legal process of business start-up and made everything seem easy. Steve created my company's Operating Agreement and negotiated a favorable long-term commercial lease. During lease negotiations, he had my company's best interest in mind and eliminated every unnecessary risk. If Steve had not scrutinized the commercial lease draft, I may have been solely responsible for replacing a commercial HVAC system worth several thousand dollars..an enormous expense that could potentially collapse a small business within the critical first year. Since opening for business, Steve readily provides expert counsel regarding employment law, risk management, copyright issues and business growth directives. His impeccable reputation, industry experience and straightforward approach set him apart and make him the solid "go-to" person I can always count on! I have referred several friends, customers and colleagues to Steve and will continue to seek his input on large and small legal and business mattes for many years to come.

Robin M.
St. Louis, MO


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