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      1000 Mid Rivers Mall Drive  •  St. Peters, Missouri 63376
       Phone:  (636) 352-1111

Missouri Business and Contract Law

The LEGAL Center, LLC, located in St. Peters, Missouri, is a small law firm with a primary focus on providing high quality legal counsel.  Attorney Russell M. Zelei works to ensure uncompromising success in litigation and counseling for clients so that they meet their business and personal goals and objectives.  Mr. Zelei has won several six-figure verdicts and settlements and has also successfully defended individuals and businesses accused of misconduct. 

Litigation in Business, Construction, and Contract Matters

Attorney Russell M. Zelei offers aggressive trial representation in litigation of business disputes, contract cases, and business litigation.  The Law Office of Russell M. Zelei provides affordable solutions, tailored to meet the individual and corporate needs of clients.

Non-Compete Agreements

The LEGAL Center, LLC has successfully litigated non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret disputes on behalf of both businesses and employees.  The Firm regularly reviews existing non-compete clauses and agreements to determine enforceability.  It also assists employers in drafting new non-compete agreements and enforcing existing ones.  Mr. Zelei handles Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and preliminary injunction requests as part of the non-compete litigation process. 


The LEGAL Center, LLC regularly represents individuals and business in the collection of accounts, debts, Judgments, loans, and other collection matters. Mr. Zelei handles Judgment Liens, Garnishments, Executions, and Asset investigations as part of the of collection process.  

Contract Drafting and Review

Contracts involving homeowners, contractors, businesses and employees are complex documents that need to be created responsibly to clearly outline the relationship between the parties. The drafting and review of these contracts should be done with the assistance of experienced legal counsel to alert clients of potential problems and to propose effective solutions.  Mr. Zelei focuses his representation on clearly defined legal strategies compatible with both business and personal goals of his clients.

Contact Our Law Firm

To set up a consultation, please contact  Attorney Russell M. Zelei at (636) 352-1111 or by email.
All legal consultations are held strictly confidential. 


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Attorneys are able to take real legal action. Collections agencies can only threaten the actions we are able to take. In addition to sending letters to debtors or making phone calls, we use all the tools at our disposal to collect debts in a simple, matter-of-fact manner through the use of lawsuits and post-judgment collection methods.

We will continue to collect until we have completed your case. This means that we will actively pursue payment until:

  • We reach a settlement with the debtor, or
  • You receive full payment of the debt, or
  • By law, we are no longer allowed to collect, or 
  • You direct us to stop our efforts.

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The Law Office of Russell M. Zelei represents clients in Family Law, Non-Compete Agreement Law, Collections Law, Consumer Law, Business Law, Contract Law, Debtor Collections, Credit Card Collections, Breach of Contract Law, and FDCPA Law matters throughout the State of Missouri, including St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Boone County, Earth City, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, Phelps County, Franklin County, Ste. Genevieve, St. Clair and the Cities of St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Charles, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, St. Peters, Wentzville, Troy, Clayton, Rolla, Columbia, Jefferson City, Farmington, Cuba, Augusta, Union, Maryland Heights, Cape Girardeau, and Springfield.