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Q: Is it normal to have a clause for mandatory buyback of minority partner in a LLC operating agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 5, 2015

Answered on Mar 6, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go get a business lawyer to look into this matter.

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Q: I dissolved a partnership and had a verbal agreement that the partners would not operate at the same location.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jul 12, 2014

Answered on Mar 2, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Things like this must be reduced to writing. They are impossible to enforce if they are not.

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Q: How protected am I with a contract between me and another American that resides in Thailand?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You know what? You have asked an attorney to tell you how protected you are under a proposed contract, without giving the attorney the opportunity to read the contract. The only thing I can say is that it is a loan and you are as protected as the documents say.

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Q: If I've signed a non-disclosure agreement but wasn't given a copy of it and it wasnt witnessed by anyone is it legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 16, 2015

Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I cannot say whether the agreement is legal or not without actually reading it. Get a copy right away.

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Q: what is considered legal business days in Florida

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 15, 2015

Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The context is not known, it is usually monday through friday, business days that is.

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Q: Partner agreement with proxy shareholder

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 6, 2015

Answered on Feb 9, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You are asking someone to stand as a 30% owner of a closely held business without making an investment? Just a fake shareholder with no rights? It is what it is and in my opinion, you are setting yourself up for a breaking of the corporate shield. In order to get your question answered what you should do is to actually go see an attorney. If it is important enough to you to do it right, you should be willing to spend the money to actually get legal advice on this, and other subjects. What you...

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Q: CPA/Trust Fund/Dissolution

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Aug 2, 2014

Answered on Feb 2, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You asked this question many months ago, when what you needed to do then was actually go see an attorney for a full and frank discussion about this.

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Q: what is the backstory for the ex parte siebold 100 u.s. 371 (1879) case?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on Jan 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
I apologize but I have never heard of this ~ do you have more details such as a proper case name where a person can look up the information and research?

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Q: Can we apply for master license?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on Jan 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you want to apply for some sort of license (I can't tell from your question what type of business you are in), then go to the Georgia Secretary of State and they should be able to guide you in how you apply for a certain type of license in GA.

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Q: I pay monthy child support and florida also takes my take my state and fed returns. can i start a small business.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Sep 1, 2014

Answered on Jan 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have not provided enough facts about the circumstances. The best thing to do is go see a family attorney about your problems with child support.

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Q: BUSINESS INFO ON OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jan 15, 2015

Answered on Jan 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Legal or illegal? I need many more facts than what you wrote. Get to a family attorney. He can be forced to produce all relevant financial information in a divorce case. Demand letters can be written by an attorney.

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Q: The company I worked for had a patent award program. My inventions became active after layoff, is there a legal recourse

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Oct 2, 2014

Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go see an attorney about this. There are not enough facts and any attorney would have to know the whole circumstance and read all relevant documents.

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Q: Does a non-profit club need liability insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Jan 10, 2015

Answered on Jan 11, 2015

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

If the nonprofit organization has exposure to liabilities, it should certainly obtain insurance coverage for those liabilities.

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Q: Is an occasional overnight cabin rental in Tennessee considered a business

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jan 6, 2015

Answered on Jan 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I think I already gave a response to this question. Go see an accountant.

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Q: Is it illegal to operate unattended parking lots thus making it impossible to get one's car out when nobody is there?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Oct 27, 2013

Answered on Jan 1, 2015

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
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It may be a breach of contract but you need to provide additional detail to understand what happened. How was it 'impossible' to get your vehicle out? Did you leave your keys with the attendant but the attendant had left before you returned? Did someone block your vehicle? Most parking lots post their hours of operation or contact information when no one is on site. Be sure...

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Q: How do I stop just anyone filing with state and changing LLC and owning my business? It just happened. NO Reason it!

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Oct 9, 2014

Answered on Dec 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to actually go see an attorney about this problem. This is not a fast food restaurant where you can get what you want to eat right away. The facts need to be learned and legal conclusions made.

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Q: What are fla laws regarding apprenticeship when selling a business ?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 29, 2014

Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What are you asking? When you sell a business, you sell it. Any apprenticeship, I suppose would have to be written into the contract for sale and purchase. How is it that you think the buyer can be forced to continue on with an apprenticeship that you have started?

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Q: L & M agreed to joint venture, each contributing $25K to a joint account to trade stocks. L transferred his individual

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Dec 25, 2014

Answered on Dec 28, 2014

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

That will depend on the terms of the parties' agreement. Ideally, the parties should have a detailed written agreement which details the parties' respective rights and responsibilities. You should retain an attorney so your attorney can advise you of your options.

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