Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Business Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation, Business Law and Small Claims for New York on
Q: Good morning can anyone assist me on getting my 2020 taxes return from my accountant I can’t reach her she’s not reply

She has been doing my taxes for a few years now i call and text her about my situation ,but she doesn’t answer me , she move her office out east in Long Island New York , I’m trying to buy a house and I need my taxes information from her to get my Mortgage qualify

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jul 2, 2021

You can report her to the State licensing board, and see if they can help. You can order your return or a transcript of it from the IRS.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Ohio on
Q: Must I have a 'Business Account' at a bank for my Single-Owner-LLC...or could I set-up a separate 'Personal Account'?

(That way I will make sure NOT to co-mingle the Business and Personal monies, eh?)

Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn answered on Jul 1, 2021

There is no law requiring you to establish separate business and personal accounts for your business and personal finances. Nonetheless, you should do so for the reason you cite, to avoid co-mingling. You should also obtain or dedicate a single credit/debit card for business purchases. Finally, set... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Can my Ex wife use car awarded her in divorcebut still in my name until paid off to claim for her LLC roofing business ?
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jun 28, 2021

If she was awarded the car, she can use it for any purpose she wants, even if the lender won't allow a change on the title until the loan is paid off.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Securities Law and Stockbroker Fraud for New Jersey on
Q: Can an execution-only company operate without a broker license? Handling the execution of copying securities trades
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jun 23, 2021

There is no legal trading of any securities without a valid license for the appropriate security. If you do not have the right license for example to trade futures, and you do, then you have a serious problem. Don't do it!

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Does a Washington state based LLC need to register as a foreign entity with Texas SOS?

Hi, I live in Washington State and I am formalizing a small business LLC from my home. The main purpose of my LLC is to purchase real estate property in Texas (residential homes), and put them up for rental. I will utilize a Texas based real estate company to purchase the home(s), and utilize a... Read more »

Brian J Elliott
Brian J Elliott answered on Jun 21, 2021

Yes - a foreign entity doing business in Texas needs to be registered with the Texas Secretary of State. However, an entity that is created for the sole purpose of owning real estate may not need to be registered in TX even though the property is located in TX. While the entity that conducts the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am buying a Vending machine and going to place it in a bar that is 21 to enter. I want to put Tabacoo products in it

Do I need a special license to do so?.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

Yes - all vending machines have licensing requirements.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: below

Dear,

I am an Amazon seller. Before starting my business I have hired an advocate to investigate patent infringements in advance. There were 3 patents for a similar product, however, one of the patents have been founds that very similar to my product but still there is a difference between... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jun 21, 2021

You need to contact an attorney to evaluate your case.

In general Amazon does not arbitrate whether you are infringing or not a patent.

So your choices may be limited if you do not have a patent or license to your product.

Best luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: We were never asked to buy the property we have been renting for almost 2 years ...

We got a 90 day notice to leave because they sold the property . But no papers were added showing proof of it being sold ...I lease ended in march ..they never renewed it but we have till this day payed rent every month...what should we do...there is nothing open for rent here

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Jun 19, 2021

Much depends upon the exact details - what the 90 day notice said; what, if any, other papers were served; what, if anything, was said about relocation assistance; etc. You are correct that the seller/landlord is obligated to show you a copy of the offer that he accepted, along with a declaration... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Michigan on
Q: Can money be returned after 6 months?

My company accidentally sent a check to a company ( Company A) with the exact same name as the actual receipt company of the check (Company B). When the check was sent it had all of company As information and was deposited without an issue. Unfortunately that check was sent and cashed in early... Read more »

David Soble
David Soble answered on Jun 18, 2021

Company A cannot keep the monies for work or services it had not performed. Should you decide to bring an action against them it is very likely you would prevail. From your facts as presented, this should not be difficult to resolve.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Michigan on
Q: If a product has a similar purpose as another BUT it is a different design and material is a patent infringement?

My mother sews and saw a product a few years back that was neat - She thought it would work better with a different design and material - however it serves the same purpose - the other company that has a patent-pending on it contacted us today and I was curious where we can find the exact info on... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jun 17, 2021

It is hard to say without specifics, but if there is an activity like sewing that has been around for thousands of years, and a company comes up with a new product to help workers perform the activity better, the company will likely patent the product, as well as a method of using that product.... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: what to do when the hearing officer makes false statements in the FINDING OF FACTS.

I have all the proof that he/she stated false facts. I also have the audio recording .

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 17, 2021

You make an appeal. You may think all facts are absolute. But often what we think are "facts" are either a combination of facts and the conclusions we draw from them--and conclusions are always subject to argument.

Even judges have been known to make errors as to what the...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Probate, Business Law and Estate Planning for Ohio on
Q: Mark&Mary were together for years had a child. Marks parents pass small business down to them in marys name cuz he owes

Taxes. He counties to run company. They have a business bank account that he was on originally she was added to later. Bank says they are both equals on that account. Does he have rights to that money after she passes and business becomes shut down.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jun 15, 2021

Additional facts are needed to answer this question. Much depends on how the bank account was set up. Who is the actual owner, who are the authorized users? Are there survivorship rights (if applicable), what do the company documents say? (articles of incorporation or Operating Agreement for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: What exactly makes a contract binding, and what legality surrounds verbal agreements?

My sister and her partner entered a contract written up by their friend, the friend, upon receiving the full amount of money will sign over everything in a building to them. However, I believe a verbal agreement was made that a full set of items would be included, yet the items were not in the... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jun 11, 2021

Verbal contracts are enforceable. However, they are harder to enforce. You would have to file a lawsuit against the party that didn't perform under the terms of the verbal contract. You would need witnesses to testify in court of the verbal contract and the terms. The judge would determine if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Louisiana on
Q: i need an affidavit but im not sure what its called can you help? i just need to know the name

I was just employed by a start up company and they want me to get an affidavit saying that I am the only one who has claim to any business information. for example if I were to get married and then divorced my spouse could not have any of my shares in the company

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 11, 2021

Short version is that you and/or your employer should hire a lawyer to properly draw up all of the paperwork you are discussing/seeking. It would seem that your employer would have an interest in doing this because I assume that there may be additional person(s) --whether employees or business... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Business Law for Arizona on
Q: I have a small company and I want to manage/invest my clients' money; charing no fees. Are there any legal hurdles?

I want to be able to advertise that I will return a percentage per year on the investment. No fees.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jun 9, 2021

It depends on the type of business you have. You will need a license and registration with agencies.

Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I quit claimed a property from my LLC to my partnership LLC but did not record it. Is it legal?

I need to refi the partnership property but can't due to lien on the LLC still shown on county records as owner. My attorney says since I didn't record quut claim its not legal but everything I read says it is. Is it?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 8, 2021

The execution (signing/notarizing) of a deed legally effectuates the transfer, and the recording of the deed is to put the world on notice of the transfer. When it comes to liens, the order of recording can determine the priority of the liens. Ask your attorney to fully explain to you, and or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Estate Planning, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Nevada on
Q: My late husband had semiconductor patents. I haven't probated yet and not sure what needs to be done. US4,697,332
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jun 7, 2021

Talk to an attorney

Patents are property, but they expire, so depending on when he got them you may or may not have any valuable assets

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: Can a licensed none consensual towing co. Tag and tow for expired registration. In the state of Georgia
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 3, 2021

Very sorry, but your question makes no sense. Please restate it and provide actual details the next time.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: I signed a partnership agreement to start a new company. How do I back out before it gets started?

I signed a agreement to start a company. Nothing has been filed/registered/, the business does not yet exist. How do I back out of the agreement? I no longer have the financial assets to start one. My “partner” claims he signed the agreement thinking it was an already existing company. However... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 3, 2021

Honestly? Anytime a person engages in drafting their own legal documents without the aid of an experienced attorney, that person has made a mistake. You should meet with a business attorney now to see what, if anything, you are now facing that will be harmful to you and whether it can be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Maryland on
Q: If I self-publish a book and want to sell it, what do I need to do? If I need a license, then what kind?

Will I need to establish a small business.

If so, which is most economical, a sole proprietorship or partnership.

Who do I need to talk to?

Rolanzo Richard White
Rolanzo Richard White answered on Jun 2, 2021

You do not need to establish a business to self publish a book, but there are several advantages to to doing so. For instance, you can deduct businesses expenses you may have incurred in making your book from your tax liability.

Sole proprietorships, partnerships, and LLCs each have...
Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.