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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for California on
Q: I want to check whether my company can hire online coaches and classify them as contractors.

Details:

- It's a Delaware C-corp.

- The coaches and clients could be anywhere in the United States. For the coaches, we can control which states to hire them.

- The coaches will coach their clients over Zoom.

If that's possible, I'd like some help to... Read more »

Joshua Kroot
Joshua Kroot answered on Nov 8, 2020

Yes it is probably possible in many states, depending on how the relationship with the coaches is structured, how they are supervised, etc. The details here will be important, otherwise you can run afoul of tax and employment laws quite easily. If structured right, what you've described... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: hi! I’m interested in purchasing a website w the name lashboss.com but I’m a little worried as I’m new to business

Is the lashboss trademark available??

Joshua Kroot
Joshua Kroot answered on Oct 14, 2020

You’ll want to do a trademark search to be sure. You can do this yourself and there are books and resources that provide guidance on how to do so (you don’t want to just search the USPTO database because that won’t cover all potential threats to your trademark, although it’s a good start).... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can i sue if i got a pacemaker that caused anothter serious problem and almost killed me on top of never needing it?
Joshua Kroot
Joshua Kroot answered on Oct 8, 2020

You very well may have a case if the facts are as you describe. You may also be able to work out a contingency fee with an attorney to represent you so that you don’t pay anything to bring the suit unless you win or get a settlement in your favor. It probably bears speaking to an attorney about... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: What are all the basic requirements for starting an online e-commerce business? Any legal work? fees? TOS that I need?
Joshua Kroot
Joshua Kroot answered on Sep 27, 2020

Most people starting e-commerce businesses would be well served to form a company (LLC, corporation) to limit their liability, and will want terms of service, a privacy policy and a return policy. There may be local business licenses that are necessary and restrictions on what can be sold and how... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Right if first refusal in our lease agreement was not provided with the actual property price.

We (Tenant) have a gas station on a commercial property with another business and a couple residential rentals on it. Our landlord provided Us with a first right of refusal letter that showed a price of 1.3 million. We later found out the property was sold for 900k through escrow. We never received... Read more »

Joshua Kroot
Joshua Kroot answered on Aug 16, 2020

In general, if you otherwise have a claim under the right of first refusal clause, you should be able to sue after the sale has already taken place. Depending on how the sale was structured, it may or may not be difficult to get it essentially reversed so that you are able to purchase the property.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: What is best for me llc or corporation i want to start a business buying properties in other states and rent them out
Joshua Kroot
Joshua Kroot answered on Aug 9, 2020

There are a few factors that will play into your decision, including how many properties you are planning on holding, whether there will be other owners, partners or investors in the business, and what your tax situation is. Often, real estate holding companies will be structured as LLCs. Many... Read more »

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