founders Nicholas Porto, of the Porto Law Firm in Kansas City, Missouri, and Michael McGovern recently spoke at the St. Louis Towing Management and Recovery Summit in June. The Summit’s aim was to provide towing company owners and leading managers a true educational experience with instructors who provided business advice and insight. The 2016 Summit had three major educational topics that included HR/employees, finance/profit and industry involvement.

Porto spoke at the St. Louis Tow Summit.

He spoke on a number of themes that aligned with Summit’s pre-determined topics. His presentations focused on the below:

  • The Legal Minefield of Employee Management: Tow companies need to be prepared for a Department of Labor audit. Porto explained the proper way to classify employees and how to follow minimum wage laws.
  • Employee Manual Best Practices: Porto discussed the dos and don’ts of employee manuals and the importance of confirming manuals are up-to-date to protect owners from legal ramifications.
  • Using the Law to Your Benefit: Attorneys Porto and McGovern provided education on how to ensure tow companies invoices are paid fast and efficiently. Tip… better collections begin at the tow lot office.

Porto’s presentations were packed with information that effect towing companies on a day-to-day basis. Porto’s tips were practical and provided direct examples to industry professionals on how they can start implementing his legal tips right away for a more protected and profitable business.

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About the Porto Law Firm

The Porto Law Firm was founded in 2011 with a vision of providing uncompromised legal advocacy to businesses and individuals in a cost effective manner.  Each client is provided constant access to their attorney and we are proud that most of our clients turn into our closest friends. Its current practice areas include general civil litigation, real estate law and disputes, business litigation and formation, and personal injury.  In addition, the Porto Law Firm has developed a national reputation for our breadth of knowledge in legal issues specific to the towing and transportation industry.


Kansas City attorney Nicholas Porto and Knoxville, Tennessee attorney Michael McGovern are the founders of, a subscription-based website dedicated to towing and recovery industry legal issues. Visit to learn more about the only website specific to the legal issues in the towing and recovery industry.