Business Law

Representation for Corporations & Small Businesses

At Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C., we pride ourselves on supporting clients through a broad legal practice. We provide experienced counsel and representation to businesses and their owners throughout central Missouri.

Having been in business ourselves for over 40 years, we understand how demanding operating a profitable business can be. Let us help you by providing the legal solutions your business needs.

Ongoing Policy & Transactional Work

Commercial Collections

Business Litigation

Business Sales & Purchases

Employment Law


Employment Law

In today’s business climate, managing employees has become more complicated, due in part to the fact that some employees may work for you directly, while others are considered self-employed or work for a third-party employer. Each of these relationships calls into play state and federal employment law, as well as employee policy and contract issues.

In addition to providing operations counsel, our attorneys can represent your corporation, small business, or limited liability partnership in a variety of employment law-related disputes.

We handle cases involving:

  • EEOC claims
  • Wrongful termination or failure to hire
  • Unemployment compensation disputes
  • Workers’ compensation defense
  • Workers’ compensation claims for employees

Business Disputes

The free market works because we are able to trust others to keep their bargains and act in good faith. If your company is involved in a contract dispute, we can pursue remedies, including compensatory damages, punitive damages and, in some cases, specific performance. We are accomplished negotiators as well as seasoned trial lawyers.


Whether you need to collect an unpaid debt or your business needs help dealing with creditors, Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C. can provide effective debtor-creditor representation. We have extensive experience serving both debtors and creditors and can create a legal strategy capable of withstanding the opposition.

Sales & Purchases

Business transactions can be done on your own but without an attorney to guide you, you put your business at risk of lawsuits and compliance issues. Our Rolla business lawyers can ensure that your company’s sales and purchases are safe, legal, and beneficial to your business.


“I was represented by David Mills in a civil litigation and was so impressed by his work ethic that even though at one time I thought we had no chance to win, he researched the case so thoroughly that we won and even his legal fees were very fair. I would definitely recommend him and his firm.”
— Bob D.
“Recently, I was represented by Scott McBride as a defendant in a minor, but not insignificant, legal matter. We had never met before and I had no experience hiring an attorney. Needless to say, I was nervous about what it would cost and what would happen next, etc. I am relieved to say that nervousness was quickly replaced with confidence. Scott was professional, yet approachable. He explained things clearly, offered opinions based on experience (without sugar coating it), and I always knew where we stood with the case. When he wasn't immediately available, his staff kindly helped me. Other law firms may have done an adequate job, too. But I'm glad I chose this one.”
— Eric M.

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