Neal J. Wallace

  • Business Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Accomplished attorney with background in the areas of real estate, business law, consumer law, wills, trusts, & estate planning, employment law, and dispute resolution. Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts and legal documents, particularly in the corporate and real estate areas. Able to identify core issues and obtain solid results.

Approved Mediator for the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors

Arbitration panelist in the Madison County Mandatory Arbitration program

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Church and Non-Profit Organization
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Adjunct Instructor
Missouri Baptist University
- Current
Teaching MBA and undergraduate Business Ethics and undergraduate Business Law
Law Offices of Neal J Wallace, PC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Simon & Early, PC
Associate Attorney
Moser Marsalek, PC
University of Dayton School of Law
Cedarville University
B.A. | English
Professional Associations
Missouri Baptist University Graduate School of Busines
Adjunct Instructor
- Current
Activities: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business & Business Law
Third Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois
- Current
Activities: Arbitrator Panelist in county program
Alliance Defense Fund
Allied Attorney
- Current
Options Now Women's Resource Center
Legal Counsel
- Current
Illinois State Bar
- Current
Missouri Bar
- Current
ELL Clubs
Moderator / Discussion Leader
Activities: Teaching small groups of citizens studying the Constitution and Supreme Court case law regarding it
Options Now Women's Resource Center
Board Member
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2 Questions Answered

Q. Does an email confirmation of terms of employment constitute a contract?
A: You should have the actual language reviewed by an attorney. Most employment is "employment at will" even if there are certain terms agreed upon. In an employment at will situation, either you can quit and the employer can fire you at any time for any reason except for a short list of illegal reasons (discrimination on basis of age, gender, race..., etc). If there is an employee handbook, there might be an implied contract. If the terms you reference limit the company's ability to fire you or provide for a certain term of employment, you may have an actual contract. If there is a contract, there is in every contract, whether explicitly stated or not, the implied requirement of good faith and fair dealing. An attorney would need more information to make a determination as to whether any of these situations apply - what were the terms listed? did they specify a contractual period of employment? etc. The other thing to consider is what are your goals - are you trying to get money damages from the company? Are you wanting to force them to hire you full time?
Q. Does the small estate Affidavit have to be notarized or filed at the court house to be valid?
A: The small estate affidavit does not have to be notarized. It does need to be signed "under penalty of perjury." As far as whether you need to file it at the courthouse, it depends on what you want to use it for. Most of the time, you simply provide it to whatever institution you are dealing with (often a bank). Neal J. Wallace
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Cup of Justice
216 E Park Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Telephone: (618) 692-9967
Fax: (815) 572-0940