Does the present co. run by son have an obligation to honor stock certificates from 1963? This is a garment mfg. concern in CA that must have done business with my family’s garment mfg. concern in Louisiana and paid in stock shares. The son purchased or inherited the garment concern from father-... View More
Securities law is very complex and fact specific. The easiest way to figure out the current status of the shares is to simply contact the company and ask. Without seeing the stock papers, knowing the company's position on the stock, and reviewing the current and historical operating...View More
After forming the LLC, I was planning on forming a DBA to drop the LLC from the business name. Example of that "Bob Building LLC" as the corporate name and "Bob Building" as the business name. However, when I go to apply for a DBA under "Bob Building", the state of... View More
Depending on your usage need, you are generally allowed to use the registered business name with or without the "LLC," without filing a DBA. The DBA is typically used when a substantially different name is used in commerce than the business's legal name, or when an entity, typically...View More
I provided a cleaning service in a persons property, They are now claiming an hour after I left the property that I must have broke an electronic but in no way could I have damaged it? what are each of our rights? I am a new business owner vs a 30 yr business owner dealing with these types of... View More
Don't panic! Disputes like this one are very common in all businesses, and more oftentimes they are settled without the need for expensive litigation. Typically these types of claims are handled by your insurance, who will provide legal defense and indemnification (payment of your damages) on...View More
There is no easy way to answer this question without knowing the content of the conversation and the method by which it was "made public". However, I can say that there are rules. There are rules based on the First Amendment; there are rules based on contract; there are rules that based...View More
I partially signed a lease, but I didn’t have a guarantor. I didn’t want to stay in apartments anymore. I want to know, can this lease still be valid. Also my roommates signed for the same apartment unit and their rent is $550. When I talk to them about not... View More
The answer depends on the exact language of your lease. However, generally, when you sign a document, you are agreeing to its terms. A guarantor is typically required by the lessor; and provisions of a contract which exist to protect the lessor may not be relied upon by the lessee to invalidate the...View More
As with most legal questions, the devil is in the details when it comes to contract validity.
Most contracts don't require notarization or witnesses, nor do they need to be written, in order to have effect. Writing your agreement is almost always advisable, since it memorializes the...View More
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