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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: This is a business tax law question for the state of Georgia.

I just received my first Business Personal Property Tax Return. I am a sole proprietor in my first year of business. My tangible personal property pertaining to my business is worth about $3000. Am I still required by law to submit the Business Personal Property Tax Return?

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Apr 13, 2022

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Georgia on
Q: How to file a Amendment of articles of organization when of the member is voluntary withdrawal from partnership?
Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Mar 9, 2022

First, if you have filed articles of organization it is an LLC and not a partnership. And only if the articles list the members (owners) of the company would you need to amend them. (Listing the members is not required and is uncommon.) If they do, you can find instructions on the Georgia... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Georgia on
Q: How do I sign a travel permit that allow my child to travel but also hold them accountable due to negligence,if occured?

I have a travel permit form and after signed, it allows the company to take my child to and from field trips, however, it also excludes them from being held liable for any accidents or misfortunes while transporting. I want to signed it but also state if there is any negligence, yes, they will be... Read more »

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Mar 1, 2022

You would need to propose changes to the terms of the agreement and submit them to be either accepted or rejected by the travel entity.

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Will a quick claim deed with no language stating that a merger would not taking place cancel a deed to secure debt ?

I had the deed to secure debt due to a loan with property owner

two years later due to ongoing financial help half interest in the deed was quick deeded into my name The property has foreclosed and the homeowners accosiation is vying for a portion of the excess funds and there position is... Read more »

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Feb 9, 2022

I don't follow your posting and the situation is likely too complicated for an online forum like this anyway. You should retain a local real estate attorney to advise you. And just FYI, it is called a "quit claim deed."

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I hired a management company but fired them. I sold the house shortly there after. Now they want 3% commission

they did not market the house nor did they locate the tenant. I did not sell the house to the tenant or anyone related to the tenant but to an investment company. Are they entitled to this commission payment? Area of question is Atlanta GA

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Jan 18, 2022

It depends on the terms of the agreement with the management company. Sometimes the agreement will state that they still earn a commission if the house sells within a certain time even if the agreement has been terminated. Have an attorney review the terms and advise of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Georgia on
Q: I am not changing the name of organization, I just want to add additional members to the org, which I forgot initially.

Is there a sample document you can provide please? I have submitted the document with all those details, Article One, Two and Three, but my application got rejected. Is Articles Of Amendment must? how should it look like? Is attaching Operating Agreement enough?

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Jan 10, 2022

Unless your current Articles of Organization list the members of the LLC you do not need to amend them. You just need to issue membership interests to the new members and have them sign a new operating agreement. However, the operating agreement should be drafted by an attorney since you will now... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it correct that my fitness franchise that I am opening in GA will have sales & use tax?

Business is a franchise I have purchased from franchisor. Products are: monthly memberships for personal training service, the occasional apparel sale, beverage sales (bottled water, etc.), and nutritional supplements (sold online). I will have personal trainers who are my employees. I'm... Read more »

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Jan 5, 2022

Yes, for both the services and products.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I back out of a partnership real estate deal where the partners don't own title to the house

I want to back of this deal now and give them their money back. Purchased a house to flip in my name, worked on the deal 1 year 1/2. 2 friends wanted to flip too. I told them I had a house I had been working for for 1 1/2. The 1 friend put in $16,000 to buy the house and quiet the title. The... Read more »

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Dec 16, 2021

With a few exceptions that likely don't apply here, oral agreements are enforceable as long as you can adequately prove the elements of the contract. As such, just based on the fact that the agreement was not written would not give you the right to void the agreement. Otherwise, your rights... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: How do I answer a complaint?

A contract was signed and broken. A new contract was made, and implemented with automatic payments, then I received a summons.

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Dec 8, 2021

Generally, you must file an answer with the court within 30 days of when the summons and complaint were officially served on you. As far as what to include in your answer, that is certainly too complicated for an online Q&A forum. Retain a litigation attorney and they will advise you on how... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: In state of georgia, is landlord required to give notice when lease is nearing expiration?
Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Oct 14, 2021

Not unless the lease requires it.

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