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Business Law Questions & Answers

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
Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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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Q: Hi there, If I own a food truck in Tampa, can I give away a free beer as long as I offer it to non paying patrons too?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 27, 2014

Answered on Dec 28, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I think you will be required to get a beer and wine license for that.

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Q: Where can I find the registry of an enterprise in USA

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Nov 26, 2014

Answered on Dec 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
An enterprise? A corporation or a ficticious name? Both are registered with the state government, usually.

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Q: I started a magazine with another person who agreed to just doing the advertising sales while I did everything else. She

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 16, 2014

Answered on Dec 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to actually go see an attorney about this for a full discussion of the issues and negotiating a resolution.

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Q: The 718 only does three things so who do we use now ? We are a non profit Corporation in Boynton Beach, Fl

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 24, 2014

Answered on Dec 26, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Who do you use now? It appears you are referring to the 718 as a person. I need more facts to answer this question.

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Q: I got sued by the person who has filed lawsuit hundreds cases against the small businesses for the ADA parking space.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Oct 16, 2012

Answered on Dec 23, 2014

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
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I see your question was posted in October 2012, but has not been answered yet. In response to the large number of ADA suits that were being filed, in May 2012 the California legislature passed SB 1186. The revisions changed the focus of ADA law so there is greater emphasis on warning about violations and providing opportunity to repair, as opposed to seeking money damages. You...

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Q: must a us company divulge the identity of competing bidders?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for California on May 20, 2014

Answered on Dec 17, 2014

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
I am afraid your question is clear. Please post your question again and provide more detail and context.

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Q: I have a company registered 25 yrs ago but never used it. it is now in suspension. how can i restore it?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Feb 12, 2013

Answered on Dec 15, 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.

If a California corporation fails to file tax returns with the California Franchise Tax Board ("FTB") and pay the related FTB taxes, or the corporation fails to file annual statement of information with the California Secretary of State, the entity will be suspended. In order to revive such a corporation, you will need to do all the following:

(1) file FTB returns for...

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Q: Is it legal for an llc to take invesment loans using a property for more money than the property is worth?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Dec 5, 2012

Answered on Dec 15, 2014

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
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Your question is a bit unclear. Generally, receiving any "investment" money would be restricted by the federal securities laws and the state blue sky laws. Furthermore, the borrower should be truthful as to the value of any collateral used for obtaining secured loans. I suggest you retain your own attorney and discuss the facts of the matter in detail with your attorney.

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Q: Can a partner in an LLC take the assets of the company after it is dissolved?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Jun 20, 2014

Answered on Dec 15, 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.

You need to provide additional detail to help us understand your question. Who were the LLC members? Why was the LLC dissolved? What were the terms of the LLC dissolution? Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

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Q: A Bus broker listed my Bus. for sale, but his employees are handling all the clients and all the details. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Mar 7, 2013

Answered on Dec 15, 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.

The answer to your question will depend on the nature of the activities the "employees" are handling. Many brokers have licensed salespersons working at their offices. So long as the broker properly supervises the salespersons, the salespersons can assist the broker. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

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Q: What dos dismissed with prejudice mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Jan 15, 2014

Answered on Dec 15, 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.

When a plaintiff files a civil complaint, she/he will name certain defendants in the action. If the plaintiff wishes to release a defendant from the lawsuit, she/he has the option to dismiss the defendant "without prejudice" or "with prejudice." A dismissal without prejudice does not affect plaintiff's right to bring the same claims against the same defendant again. However, if...

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Q: can i cancel my business agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on Jun 28, 2014

Answered on Dec 15, 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.

The answer will depend on the terms of your purchase agreement. Typically, a purchaser cannot cancel the deal unless a "contingency" is not met; if a purchaser tries to cancel without proper justification he/she will lose his/her earnest money deposit. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

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