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3 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: Is it possible to register your business as an LLC on a budget with the safety of a lawyer and not the online websites?
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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Nov 29, 2020

Yes ... and as you might imagine, the simplicity or complexity ... and the actual budget will depend upon a variety of factors. Our basic LLC formation package is about $500 ...

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: I’m seeking an attorney that could help me Organize my business. I have a medical director in California. I’m a nurse

I’m a nurse anesthetist with a professional corporation

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Nov 3, 2020

As you might imagine, the process starts with an initial free video call consultation ... to discuss what you have in mind ... the proposed ownership/management structure ... along with the intended services to be delivered ... either directly to patients and/or through other service providers.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and International Law for California on
Q: looking for a lawyer specialized in contracts for China to help me prepare a comprehensive NDA for a supplier in China
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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Oct 28, 2020

Well, as you might imagine, there are a number of legal and business issues in dealing with suppliers or customers in another country ... and China poses a few unique issues. So, the first step is to schedule a free initial video call or telephone call with at least two attorneys of your choice to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I am looking to purchase a small business auto repair shop, primarily to get the lease for the location. Is it possible

Ideally I do not want to purchase the business name etc I will change it to a smog check station. Also if you can go over the lease it would be great.

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2020

Yes, what you are requesting is possible ... and, as you might imagine, there are a number of other issues to consider. I would recommend that you schedule a few initial free consultations, by video call or telephone call, with two or three different attorneys ... Shawn Jackson - Business... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: A new small business owner is looking for an advise on the commercial lease situation and potential representation

I signed my commercial lease to open a boutique fitness studio in March 2020, right before the locked down that no one could have predicted at the time I signed my lease. Due to a number of factors I still don’t have possession of the place, haven’t started buildout and my commencement period... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Oct 18, 2020

Understood ... so, your first step is to engage an attorney of your choice to schedule a free initial video call consultation ... which starts with you emailing us a copy of the signed commercial lease ... you have several options depending upon the signed lease and the surrounding facts and... Read more »

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?
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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Sep 27, 2020

The basic requirements will depend upon a variety of facts and goals ... I would recommend that we schedule a video call for our initial free consultation to discuss.... Shawn Jackson - Business Development Attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: Do I need an LLC for a homemade mask making business?

A friend convinced me that I needed an LLC to sell homemade masks to friends and family or on Etsy. He says there will be tons of lawsuits against mask makers if people get covid. Do you think this is a serious risk to my little homemade business, even if I have a disclaimer saying these masks are... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Aug 19, 2020

Well ... as a general rule, you will want three "hurdles" between you and the litigation attorneys. [1] a legal entity like a corporation or LLC ... [2] good insurance and ... [3] good management/disclosure protocols. Most of the time, a litigation attorney can get over two of the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I live in California. Back in March I signed a lease (commercial) and the owner has yet to vacate his stuff.

I’m still expected to pay the lease every mo (and have paid) It has been months, what can i do? This doesn’t include a large amount of rodent droppings and bird droppings left behind!

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Jul 24, 2020

Well, as you might imagine... as a paying commercial tenant, you have the right to fully occupy the premises on the assumption that the lease agreement grants you the defined use of the space. The decision will boil down to what in written in the commercial lease... you will want to schedule a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: Is there a simple 1-2 page agreement for a cash transfer between two parties? Something that would hold up in court.
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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2020

That depends … upon what is the "consideration" supporting the "cash transfer" … along with the underlying agreement between the parties... so, more information is needed … and/or request an initial free consultation by video call or telephone call with the attorney of your choice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Divorce for California on
Q: Divorce with business partner

We own a commercial property, it’s 50 percent mine/my wife and 50 percent my brothers / his wife.

My brother is getting divorced and now I am wondering how this will impact me. I have enough liquidity to buy him and his wife out but what if they don’t want to sell?

What are my... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on May 3, 2020

It depends on how the owners hold title … whether as within an LLC or as individual property owners. The process for resolution in these types of situations is mediation, since the "family" will continue regardless of the divorce … and it is often better, if possible, to engage a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: As a limited partner, what happens if I vote no to the amended operating agreement but the majority partners vote yes?

I'm a limited partner in a partnership. The managing partners who are also majority shareholders are amending the operating agreement which includes clause that changes how limited partner can exit. I want to understand my position. Can the amendment get approved if I vote no but the majority... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Apr 3, 2020

Well, the first item on our review list would be … what does the current LLC Operating Agreement state regarding such "votes" and "changes" to the current agreement. Often times, such changes require a unanimous vote … and even in the absence of a requirement of a unanimous... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for a company to suspend paying affiliate independent owner operators?

Question breakdown:

Company A (large limo company)

Company B (small limo company hired by A when they need help)

Company A pays B every 2 weeks with a net 45.

Company A stops paying B for jobs done between 02/1/20-02/16/20 about 10k. With A giving any warning and... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Mar 27, 2020

The key to resolution in these types of situations is the initial "mitigation" protocols … in which company A would pay company B … some level of the amount owed. Second issue … is there a written agreement covering how company B is to be paid?

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Q: If I payed a nonrefundable deposit before I sign a contract for it, can I get a refund?
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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Mar 11, 2020

As you might imagine, the answer is "it depends". The first item on your "to do" list is to email the attorney of your choice and schedule the free initial video call or telephone call. We would also need to see any documents that you signed and any emails or texts that you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: Is it customary for attorneys to keep clients’ stockholder share certificates at their office?
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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Mar 5, 2020

It is up to the individual attorney as to their preferences … most do not.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: breeder rights in CA? buyer refuses to pay for Puppy. what rights do i have in CA as a breeder to get payment?

Buyer came and purchased a puppy from me with a check. after a Day he informed me that the puppy was ill with kennel cough and stopped payment on the check. the buyer has not provided any information from a vet showing that the puppy is ill and refuses to bring the puppy back for a refund or to... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2020

On the assumption that the puppy is valued at less than $10,000 … first, schedule an initial free consultation with an attorney by video call or telephone call … then, you will want to file a small claims court action as soon as possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Is there anything legal that can help i feel as if they are committing a crime as a shady business

I bought furniture from ashleys and it was delivered damaged. Called the same day and filed a complaint. Yet they want to send a tech fo my house to bring it up to manufacturing standards. They want to fix it instead of swaping it with a new one. And they denied my request to swap for a new one . I... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Jan 5, 2020

The short answer is to let them know that if you do not get "what you paid for" … then you will want to post an adverse review on Yelp and to take them to small claims court to get your money back and/or to receive what you paid for.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: Is it fraud to use a line of credit opened by the previous owner of a business I purchased in March of this year?

We paid bought a bar in March of 2019- DBA, liquor license, all assets connected to the business. All accounts including credit lines, utilities, vendors etc. were supposed to be transferred or closed. Recently, I received a statement that there is a line of credit in the business name that the old... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Dec 30, 2019

As you might imagine, the first part of the answer will rest in the written Purchase Agreement. The second part of the answer is what an experienced attorney will have to say. The third part of the answer is for you to send that document via email to an attorney of your choice as you schedule your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Construction Law for California on
Q: I work for a contractor and he's been waiting on payment from a corporation since June of 2019 . What is taking so long?

The contractor I work for was doing a job for a company called CFS Complete Facility Solutions. We did construction work for them at a Taco Bell. We completed the job and during that process. A corporation called Cushman and Wakefield bought CFS. The contract says they have 90 days to pay us and... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Dec 6, 2019

Have you explored Small Claims Court … and you will want to engage a free initial consultation by video call or telephone call with at least two attorneys of your choice … Shawn Jackson - Business Development Attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: I made a custom jewelry piece for a customer. He wants to cancel It but im charging labor fees. Can he sue?

I made a custom jewelry piece for a customer. He wants to cancel It but im charging labor fees, he said since It was 10 grams lighter he didn't want It, but it had an extra two carats of diamonds and he was still paying the same. He now wants to take legal action. Help?

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Dec 6, 2019

Interesting … I owned Jewelry stores for over 20 years … and sometimes this issue came up. As with any such agreement, with foreseeable and reasonable reliance upon the terms of the agreement, you are entitled to restitution for those costs & expenses that you cannot reasonably... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: I contacted a business I like to ask if I can buy shares of their company.They emailed me back 2forms but I know diddly

How can I understand what these two forms are for and what I do with them? I don't want to ask the person that send them to me bcuz they'll know I have NO CLUE what I'm doing or what I'm getting into. I want to buy shares anyways and hopefully learn as I go without loosing out... Read more »

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Dec 3, 2019

The first step is to set up the initial free consultation via video call with reviewing the documents on screen. You will want to "interview" at least three business attorneys who have both business ownership experience and expertise in such matters. Shawn Jackson - Business Development Attorney

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