I was the General Manager of a hotel located in Branson. During my employment I paid for operating supplies on my personal credit cards (I have backup for all of the supplies I purchased) when vendors refused to deliver essential operating supplies. I was assured by both the owner and the management company that I would be reimbursed these monies. In addition I have unpaid personal expenses that were agreed to during my employment. In May of this year I was terminated from my position. I again was assured that I would be reimbursed for both the personal expenses and the supplies that I purchased. I have repeatedly called and asked the owner of the property to send me the unpaid amounts and was assured he was working on it. The last time that I talked to him I was told that he would pay me once the busy season started. I have now found out that the property is up for sale.
What do I need to do or file to ensure that I will receive the amounts that are owed to me before the property is sold? I am worried that the owner will believe that he won't have to pay me since the hotel has been sold and he will feel that the debt no longer exists.
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You should repost this question targeting a zipcode in Branson so it goes out to attorneys in Missouri, which may have some different remedies available in your situation. I know Branson's hospitality industry has some interesting characteristics that may also play a part in the remedies available to you.