Poor is committed to serving small businesses and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has worked extensively with Green Economy startups. Poor handles corporate, contractual, transactional, regulatory and environmental matters. Poor regularly counsels clients on choice of business entity, raising capital and managing risk. He has particular expertise working with commercial insurance programs. Poor also advises businesses on regulatory, EHS and HR policy issues.
With 15 years experience working with economic development agencies, Poor is uniquely qualified to handle tax credits, tax abatements and economic development loans, grants and incentives. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute. He negotiates bond financing and credit agreements on behalf of growing companies. 
Poor is a former Corporate Counsel for a NASDAQ-listed corporation. He is experienced with securities, taxes, internal controls, compliance, and governance matters. Poor was in-house counsel in $200 million in projects and $350 million in M&A transactions. He has also provided due diligence M&A advisory services for an international agribusiness conglomerate. 
Poor handles all forms of business registration, licensure, permitting and code compliance. He has done administrative work for liquor licensees and petroleum marketers in Kansas and Missouri. Additionally, he has defended telemarketers and timeshare marketers in consumer protection cases.
Poor represents small businesses and entrepreneurs in litigation. He has defended more than $70 million in claims. He has over a dozen published decisions.  Poor has represented the energy, manufacturing, engineering, construction, real estate, retail and hospitality industries. Poor has managed complex collections and contract disputes. Poor is experienced in handling employment, ADA, Title VII and civil rights litigation. He serves as expert witness in litigation related to corporate governance, renewable energy and agricultural project development.