Our Firm

About Van Matre

Craig A. Van Matre founded this firm over 30 years ago. In the intervening years, we have built a local and national reputation for excellence. By providing superior service to our clients, we continued to grow and broaden our activities immensely. Although we represent many clients with very large and complex operations that span the entire country and have built up a national reputation for excellence in business, real estate, and other areas, we are still driven to provide each client, no matter their size or sophistication, with personalized, value-adding services, primarily in Columbia, Jefferson City, and the Mid-Missouri region.


Although we are a small firm, our lawyers pride themselves on providing a wide range of legal services that include contracts; business formation and planning; corporate, securities, and tax structuring; real estate acquisition and development; real estate and general commercial litigation; municipal government work; financing transactions; employment; wills, trusts, and estate planning services; and a variety of other legal practice areas.

The Van Matre Law firm has earned the highest (AV) rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, denoting the highest levels of professional performance as attorneys and the highest commitment to ethical practice.


Furthermore, even though we routinely represent clients in deals involving other large law firms located as far away as New York City and Los Angeles, we charge a fraction of their fees. Accordingly, we not only provide sophisticated legal services, but we save our clients money as well.

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Contact us at (573) 874-7777 for all your business law needs.