I'm starting a tech startup and using freelancers on Upwork. In the event of an acquisition or sale, I know acquiring companies sometimes want to see agreements for contractors. I'm wondering if Upwork's terms are sufficient or if I need a supplemental... Read more »
I would want my own agreement with a contractor. You want to be sure you own the IP and that the contractor is not using someone else’s work. There are many considerations that need to be looked at with this type of arrangement. Just a brief look at that link, it looks like optional provisions...Read more »
As my business scales, I'm finding it necessary to leverage some sort of written protection to not only outline my level of service offering(s) to my clients, but also a way to outline the duties of the staff I will be hiring. I want to ensure all parties are clear on what each party provides... Read more »
As per Florida statute (Instruction of Article of Organization (FL LLC) on sunbiz website), I am planning to submit application on 06/01/2019 for Single Member LLC to start consulting business (home based) providing engineering advising services but I will keep the LLC Effective Date of 08/15/2019... Read more »
You will not have an active LLC until the date of filing so you cannot hold yourself out as conducting business under that name until it is active. You will be a sole proprietor until you have an active LLC. I recommend speaking to a business attorney because there is a lot more to starting your...Read more »
There are a lot of fact specific issues that just be known before answering this question. What type of business entity do you have? Depending on the type of entity, do you have an operating agreement or buy sell agreement in place that specifies the steps needed to be taken for this type of...Read more »
You can draft the bylaws to provide for both CEO and president to be separate offices in the corporation, but a single individual acting in both capacities. Whether this is a wise decision or not depends on your particular circumstances.
A non compete does not need to list specific competitors. As far as geographic boundaries, the entire agreement would have to be reviewed in order to give an answer. There are also other factors, such as duration, that would need to be reviewed in order to determine the validity of the agreement....Read more »
It depends. There are other factors that need to be considered but the statutes presume a reasonable time is 6 months or less. Generally, more than 2 years is considered unreasonable. For provisions between 6 months and 2 years, there is no presumption as to reasonableness and other factors...Read more »
I’m a re agent and I brought a coworker/friend from another company as part of my sphere (family, friends). I have since moved to another RE office. They my friends/customer have moved with me. Is the law enforceable in this case?
The sale is going through a broker. What type of lawyer do I need? And what should I look out for. I received a sample letter. Would like to review with attorney as well as any other documents that may come up as well as due diligence of the business.
they said that they would distribute internationally and they have a street promo team they will use as well but its not mentioned in the contract. does that mean if i sign they are not legally responsible to hold up to their word pertaining to that.
Without seeing the contract, it is hard to answer your question. Generally, if it is not written in the contract, it will not be enforceable. One of the most important purposes of having a written contract is to get all parties to specifically write out exactly what they are agreeing to. You...Read more »
Copyright protects original works of authorship including "literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works." Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S....Read more »
I would need more facts to provide an answer. Is this an asset or stock purchase? Also, there are several types of business entities besides a corporation and this should be discussed with an attorney who knows the facts of your situation. Buying a business is a big deal and you should make sure...Read more »
It depends on what type of business you are registering. Check out the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations' website.
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