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Real Property & Estate Planning Attorney Serving the people of South Central Missouri
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Salem Attorney Offers Wide-Ranging Legal Services to Individuals and Businesses

Experienced lawyer provides comprehensive representation in the Missouri Ozarks

When you are purchasing property, establishing a family trust or starting a business, an experienced attorney can help you achieve your goals. At the Law Office of Steven M. Patterson, in Salem, I provide comprehensive representation to clients throughout Dent County and the surrounding areas in matters involving real estate, estate planning, business law, criminal defense and family law. I am passionate about helping clients plan for the future and reach their desired outcomes.

Passionate attorney provides comprehensive and forward-looking legal solutions

Whether your legal need involves resolving an easement dispute, settling an estate or developing a business succession plan, I take a hands-on approach to help you reach your objectives. I have established a solid reputation throughout the Missouri Ozarks region because I offer:
  • Complete solutions — When you need a solution to a complex problem, you can be confident of the advice you receive from me at the Law Office of Steven M. Patterson. I thoroughly explain the legal issues involved, assess the various options and offer a recommended course of action. With this information, you can be confident in the decisions you make about your case.
  • A results-oriented approach — Every case is different, with a range of potential outcomes depending on the facts and circumstances. I make it a priority to understand the unique circumstances of your case along with your particular needs and goals. This approach allows me to identify the best solution to meet your objectives.
  • Individualized attention — You won’t be just another case at my firm. You can expect me to return your calls, answer your questions and keep you informed at every step of the way. My goal is to build enduring relationships with my clients. Not only do I address your short-term legal needs, but I also look at your long-term goals to help you meet your continuing legal needs.
When you entrust me with your legal matter, you can count on receiving diligent and responsive representation designed to help you achieve your goals.
Areas of Practice

Salem firm meets clients’ diverse legal needs

When you need assistance with a legal matter in Salem, MO or the surrounding counties, my firm offers comprehensive legal services in these practice areas:
  • Real estate — Whether you are purchasing your first residential property or are an experienced commercial property owner, a qualified real estate attorney can help you protect your investment. I provide comprehensive representation for commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate litigation.
  • Estate planning — If you need assistance creating a will or trust or representation through the probate and estate administration process, my firm offers a full range of estate planning services.
  • Business law — From entity formation to divestiture, I guide clients through all stages of the business life cycle. My business law services include all aspects of forming, managing and transferring businesses, along with representation in breach of contract matters and other business litigation.
  • Criminal defense — Any criminal charge can have serious consequences. I offer criminal defense representation to protect your rights, including skilled advocacy for DUI/DWI.
  • Family law — When you are facing a challenging family law issue such as a divorce, child custody dispute or enforcement of a child support order, I will advocate for a fair and just outcome for you and your children.
If you are uncertain how I can help with your legal need, I offer a free initial consultation so you can proceed with confidence.

Contact an experienced Missouri attorney for a free initial consultation

Whether you are facing an issue involving your property, estate, business or family affairs, the Law Office of Steven M. Patterson will provide diligent and passionate representation. Please call 573-453-5168 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Salem office.
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  • Salem Office
    1005 S. Pershing Ave.
    Salem, Missouri 65560
    Phone: 573-453-2529
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