Frisco, TX asked in Contracts for Texas

Q: Independent contractor lost opportunity

I had an opportunity for a high rate consulting opportunity with a former client

They contacted me with a intermediate company who agreed I could use them as a third party for billing purposes provided I had a llc

I obtained the llc at a cost of 800 dollars and 4 days later they said ‘my boss has decided not to do this’

I did not just lose the 800 dollars but the opportunity to make 175 an hour for at least 12 months

When I have contacted for the reimbursement of the llc alone they will not respond - third party that is

Is this verbal agreement legal

Can I at least get my loss back

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I can't tell whether you actually had a contract, or were just discussing and negotiating an "opportunity." In the meantime, it doesn't sound like you "lost" $800, but rather that you set up an LLC that you can't use for the deal you didn't get, and you can still use the LLC for other business.

If you think you had an agreement, take the situation and all correspondence to a lawyer in your area for review to see if your agreement is enforceable, what damages you might expect to recover, and the cost of doing so.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.