During and ever since the completion of pool construction I have encountered many problems. In less than a month I started encountering filter problems. About 6months in the plaster started cracking, the filter has constantly been going out and needing to be repaired. Also the filter and pump are... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
Well, the first task is to review the construction contract ... and then to review any images or communications of the work-in-progress ... and then to determine the current state of the pool and adjacent area ... so, you will want to schedule a free initial video call with at least two attorneys... Read more »
I will not be selling products. I will offer a service which will pay me a finders fee as compensation. I will be conducting the business from home/online. No employees. Do I need to register a DBA, get a license, LLC? Im in California
answered on Feb 13, 2023
As is often the case, the answer is "it depends" ... upon  your exposure to liability ...  your management structure ... and the  the scope of your services ... the next step would be for you to schedule at least two free initial consultations by video call or telephone call.
We sold the business and we have a hard time on getting access to the accounting data for the past years, when we were in charge of the business. Please let me know our rights in this case, as accounting was done through QuickBooks online and new owners took over the existing data.
answered on Feb 8, 2023
As a general rule, there are two "concepts" to review .. one is to review the actual written agreement ... and the other is called the "origin of the right" rule, which in this case hints that each party has a "right" to information as it "originated" under... Read more »
I need to form an LLC to buy and operate a rental unit. Three members are brining 1/3 investment each. Can there a buy-out clause such that one member can be bought out a year or later when two other members can bring the capital equal to the initial investment of third member plus 6% annual... Read more »
answered on Jan 1, 2023
yes, but with several issues ... management issues, capitalization protocols, any improvements ... and of course, valuation formula ... always best to schedule a few free consultation video calls with at least two law firms to discuss the options and strategies.
I have been operating a small business as a sole proprietor and I'm at the point of needing to form an S-corp. My chosen name is too similar to another name, so the company helping me to complete the filing has asked me to find an alternative. Should I go with something COMPLETELY different,... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2022
As you might imagine, the answer is "it depends" ... the first question is ... have you engaged or requested the "name research" and/or achieved the "name reservation" on your first choice for the corporation's name? The second question is how will your name... Read more »
answered on Aug 10, 2022
One of the best "structures" to purchasing a home would be an LLC ... with a well drafted LLC Operating Agreement that spells out the details of ownership, possession, management ... and the many "what its" that can occur in life and in such arrangements. I would suggest that... Read more »
Other party did not uphold end as far as expenses and working business hours. Within 45 days of opening We have decided to part ways but now they are asking for double their investment which was about 15 percent of expenses to open the business. What are they entitled to. There is no written... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2022
This will be hopefully resolved in four initial steps:  engage an attorney/mediator to assist the parties in working toward a resolution in one or two video calls with all parties - there are a few law firms that will offer this service for free ...  if mediation does not work, then to engage... Read more »
If I am a starting up as a freelance writer working out of my home in California, are there any sort of permits or business licenses that I need?
answered on Jun 23, 2022
Well ... some of the answer will depend upon your address location ... and what your local city or county requires for "home businesses". Additionally, since the advent of SB5 [employee/independent contractor status] most individuals and businesses will want you to have a business... Read more »
Can we purchase a business and take over without getting the lease approval completed from the landlord?
just wondering, because we understand the risk that the landlord may reject us, and then the seller can run away with the money that we payed them. Is there a way to avoid this risk so... Read more »
answered on Jun 5, 2022
Well, the first question is ... "what is getting in the way of you acquiring the new lease" ... and the second question is ... "what does the current lease state about subleasing or an assignment of the lease. To get an answer, I would recommend that you schedule at least two video... Read more »
I am in a 2 year contract in California and would like to cancel my services. However, because I have 18 months left in the contract, I would have to pay a 75% penalty of the remaining months. They have been unhelpful with tech support and I have been dissatisfied. Is there any way I can legally... Read more »
answered on May 10, 2022
Three initial steps towards resolution:  outline how you are not happy with their delivery of services to their customer service department ... and let them know that various social media outlets, like Yelp, will hear of your dissatisfaction with their support/tech services ... and you are... Read more »
My friend is starting up a business, he’s doing good and now needs a shop to work. He does not have the credit to lease a place. He asked me to help him lease in exchange for 10% of earnings. What would I have to report to the IRS or does his total earnings affect me in any way? I am aware I’m... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2022
Short answer ... depends upon whether you are "on the Lease" or a "guarantor of the lease payments" ... in addition to a variety of other issues ... such as a "defacto partnership" ... and issues with the usuary laws ... so, the next step for you is to schedule a free... Read more »
Related to the sale of business. The information missing is the period of time the covenant covers. The purchase agreement lists the individuals, but is missing the period of coverage. Does that make it non binding or what is the default period of coverage if there's no amount of time listed.
answered on Apr 30, 2022
Generally speaking, the "period" of time will be partially determined by the allocation for that item in the purchase agreement, absent that notation, it will be a reasonable time, based in part, upon the total price paid and how the price was or should be allocated to the tangible and... Read more »
answered on Apr 25, 2023
Well, certainly, the intention of the parties needs to be clear ... and if an "acronym" or abbreviation is not cogent or comprehensible ... then the term may cause confusion in the minds of the parties. As a general rule, the court prefers that the drafting of the document satisfy the... Read more »
We are an IT consulting services company and need to work with other service providers so we can use their resources (people) on our projects to serve our clients
answered on Jan 30, 2023
Your next steps would be to select two or three of the attorneys listed and request a free initial consultation by video call ... that way, you will have a better idea of your options and development strategies.
He paid me $3,000. Balance $1,500.
Plus he owes me $3,850 for other painting inside the house. I am not license. He harrassess me every day for two months. He wants all his money. What can I do.
answered on Sep 20, 2022
File a small claims court action right away ... if you need any guidance, feel free to reach out to a few attorneys for that free initial consultation ...
On the other hand, would you just invoice a customer and give them the receipts to the penny for reimbursement?
To be ethnical (if able to charge the fee) would a 1099 biz- would I just total an amount including the surcharge and ask for reimburse i.e. Portland office visit $1,500 OR would... Read more »
answered on Sep 6, 2022
A couple of initial questions ...  how have you addressed this question in your written agreement for services?  How have you thought about your customer relationship services in noting exactly what you do and the associated charges? Feel free to reach out to several attorneys to schedule... Read more »
I want to send the contract for someone to read and see if a refund if feasible, or will I have to pay a fee to cancel. Can't understand contract.
answered on Jun 21, 2022
The best "next step" is for you to schedule an initial free consultation with at least two attorneys of your choice ... preferably by a Video Call, where you can go over the agreement together ... your thoughts?
answered on May 23, 2022
As a general rule, the name reservation will expire in 60 days ... and you can "transfer" the name reservation to someone else.
answered on Mar 2, 2022
Well, the first question is SHOULD you operate your business as an LLC ... OR ... a corporation ... and if the LLC sufficiently embraces your ownership, management and exit strategies, then should the LLC be taxed as a "partnership" or taxed as a corporation. The answer will evolve with... Read more »
We hired a vendor to do some small work for our business. We set up their banking information since they preferred to get paid that way. Due to an error on our end, we accidentally overpaid them $3000. I have reached out several times through email and even got a read receipt email confirmation... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2022
So, first question ... where are you located ... and where are they located? Second question, was you "over payment" for any type of services previously rendered ... and/or contemplated to be rendered? The next step is for you to schedule a free initial consultation with at least two... Read more »
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