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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for New York on
Q: Do I need a special permission if I want to use the Netflix logo in a publicly posted blog that is referencing Netflix?

The post is a strategic analysis of Netflix and it contains a picture of Netflix's logo on the title page, referencing Netflix. The logo is obtained from the internet.

John Kiritsis
John Kiritsis answered on Nov 28, 2020

Hi,

There are two main issues at play here:

1. Even if the law is on your side, it often times may not be economically beneficial to mess around with intellectual property of a behemoth company like the one mentioned.

2. The underlying question, would very likely hinge on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for New York on
Q: Can I use works of art in a curriculum I am creating that are under the Fair Use Act, not public domain?

This be will available in digital and print form. It will cover all art movements and will include featured artists and certain works of art as reference for the movement and lessons. People will not know what artists are included in the packs when they buy them, just the movement and general... Read more »

John Kiritsis
John Kiritsis answered on Nov 28, 2020

Hi,

Maybe I am reading this wrong or you are mixing up different terms, but how can you have artists that are featured, and yet people will not know them when they buy the packs? Would they know after unpacking them? How would the featured artists be featured? These are just some of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Formation for New York on
Q: Hi there, I would like to know if it's possible for a lawyer to take on my case. I am a TLC driver for Uber

And I haven't been able to work for 5 weeks now due to a criminal background check that is in a constant pending status. They say due the the scale back with the courts due to the pandemic. But I need answers as to when this will be resolved as it's my livelihood

John Kiritsis
John Kiritsis answered on Nov 28, 2020

Hi,

Have you considered contacting the Legal Aide Office or New York City Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Program? Those are two sources where you may be able to get in depth free legal consultation. The NYSBA may also be a useful resource.

This sounds like something our...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for New York on
Q: Possible for a single person S-Corp to be paid via 1099 and file schedule c ?
John Kiritsis
John Kiritsis answered on Nov 28, 2020

In short, the answer is probably yes. It would likely go through the IRS (especially if paper filed). However, at some point it would likely trigger an error/rejection type of message and/or an outright audit. S Corps file Form 1120S, which issues form K-1S. One of the great advantages of an S... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for New York on
Q: I'm from NYC. I am starting an e-commerce business. Could I get an LLC in Wisconsin? What are the pros and cons?
John Kiritsis
John Kiritsis answered on Nov 28, 2020

There is a lot of misinformation online that is preying on the public. Generally, the best State to form an LLC is the State is where you planning to operate the business from. Here are some things that may go wrong if you open a Wisconsin LLC, while you are in NY: 1. You would have a very hard... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on
Q: My accountant never filed my 2018/19 taxes, did not return my paperwork, and is ghosting me. I am owed ~$20k. Now what?

He also opened an S corp for me and my husband, and did not return that paperwork, so I don't know if it is legit or how to proceed as a business.

I have the forms to file a fraud report about him.

I could not apply for unemployment, the cares act, stimulus, or any healthcare... Read more »

John Kiritsis
John Kiritsis answered on Aug 15, 2020

Generally, tax preparers are supposed to provide a copy of their work, upon client demand. There may be a few exceptions, such as unpaid tax professional fees and/or subject to complying per court order/injuction.

In the U.S., the motto of everyone can sue everyone over anything is...
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