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8011 Clayton Road, Suite 200, Saint Louis, Missouri 63117

St. Louis General Practice Law Firm Provides Contract and Family Law Legal Counsel in Missouri

Focused assistance with all contract matters

Most business transactions conducted today are done through the use of contracts. A contract is a binding agreement between two parties that sets terms for a transaction, including the price, delivery and quantity of items to be sold. For business owners, it is essential to know what to do if you entered a contract and things have not turned out the way you expected. St. Louis attorney Tong (Tony) Gao has more than 20 years of experience handling contract cases for our clients in Missouri, and can provide you with the knowledgeable assistance you need to sue and the skills you need to win.

Breach of contract

A breach of contract occurs when one side of a contract does not live up to the agreed-upon terms. When this happens, the other party can sue for any damages that resulted from the breach. These damages are not necessarily physical — they can also include profits lost on sales that fell through and time wasted in waiting for deliveries that did not arrive as promised.
Breaches of contract are fairly common occurrences in the world of business and can happen for various reasons. At Tong (Tony) Gao, we represent clients in all types of breach of contract cases, including those that involve:

  • Failure to pay for products or services
  • Failure to deliver products or services
  • Failure to meet the terms of a secondary agreement, such as a lease, mortgage or loan document
  • Disputes over terms in the contract
  • Disputes between partners or workers
  • Missed deadlines
  • Work stoppages

Tong (Tony) Gao also represents clients who have purposely breached their contracts in order to pursue alternatives.  We help clients in this situation develop defenses for their actions and vigorously defend their rights in court.

Dedicated lawyers providing contract services in Missouri

Tong (Tony) Gao also provides many other contract-based services for our clients, including contract drafting, review, modification and enforcement. We are committed to the continued success of our clients’ businesses, and dedicated to helping you achieve the results you desire.

Family law assistance in St. Louis

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Tong (Tony) Gao can help. Tong (Tony) Gao has served families in St. Louis for 20 years. We provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial agreements


Tong (Tony) Gao assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption, so you can concentrate on your new family.


Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. Attorney Tong (Tony) Gao will help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation

We will protect your parental rights to raise your children in a fit and supportive home.

Child support

We can ensure you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy home.

Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.


Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

Tong (Tony) Gao is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Missouri to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. Skilled negotiator Tong (Tony) Gao can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements

Tong (Tony) Gao expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests. A prenuptial agreement can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Contact a dedicated St. Louis family law attorney

To schedule an appointment with attorney Tong (Tony) Gao, call 314-725-6788 or contact us online.