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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: Should I do a DBA or LLC for my antique truck in photography?

My father-in-law wants to use his antique truck for rentals as a photography prop in NJ. It would be used at parties for those who wish to rent it as a prop for their photos. It will not be driven by customers. I already have a DBA for my photography. My question is, what legal steps should be... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law, Copyright and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there anything I can do to save my business?

So a while back when I was young my Snapchat account got linked to ghost codes under some inappropriate tags! I emailed google a number of times for them to tell me that the web owner has to do it manually, so I sent hundreds of emails to ghost codes from hidden emails I found to their own customer... Read more »

Q: I found evidence that my granddad is the 1st patent holder ,inventer of the tubless tire ..what do i do to file law suit
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

I infer from your question that you want to sue manufacturers of tubeless tires claiming that you rightfully inherited your grandfather’s patent.

If so, you should consult a patent litigation attorney regarding your rights in this regard. Such an attorney may also go by the rubric...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Collections for North Carolina on
Q: I would like to know if a lien enforcement company can come to a personal residence to remove property.

I have a UCC lien and lien enforcement called and threatened to come to my residence. There was a limited personal guarantee that states they would be allowed in terms of a default to review the assets. The company has been making this threat every two months or so but it is now weekly. They left a... Read more »

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Jan 28, 2023

It's difficult to address this in an online forum. Many facts are missing. It smells like scam to me. "UCC Liens and Enforcement" is supposedly the name of the collector? Have they sent you anything in writing at all? If not, another red flag of scam, including the threatening phone... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Q: If I have a Anonymous LLC from the state of New Mexico, but I'm going to do business in the state of Texas,

Do I need to inform Texas and what is the way that I do that.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

You need to file a Certificate of Authority with the Texas Secretary of State to do business in Texas.

In Texas, you will be required to disclose the members and managers of your LLC.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law on
Q: I share my surname with a famous brand but I want to use my own name as my business name. Could I land in hot water?

I changed my name by deed-poll years ago so my legal name now is neither my maiden or married name... but it is legally my name. My surname is also the name of a successful retail chain.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: I am planning on purchasing assets of a spa that is being sued for a massage therapist not having a valid license.

The MT was accused of inappropriately touching a customer. The MT, the LLC, and owner are all being sued due to the accusations and not having a valid license while working (it had expired but he put in the paperwork for a new license prior to this happening, it just wasn’t approved yet.) Can me,... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 26, 2023

If your asset purchase is handled properly, you as the buyer will have no liability from the lawsuit as described.

Obviously, anyone purchasing a business will have an attorney knowledgeable about such transactions preparing and reviewing the paperwork associated with the purchase....
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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Copyright for California on
Q: I took a test. It’s fresh in my mind. Can I create a study guide that’s similar but not the test and sell it?

Would this still fall under copyright infringement? It’s pretty much just a list of facts to know that will likely show up on the test in the form of questions and answers.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Husbands step mother who we haven’t spoke to in 10 years is contacting his business partner to tell lies about him.

Is there anything we can do?

She has no involvement in the business and has reached out directly to his partner to speak lies on him. They have been in business together for nearly 2 yrs now.

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You could contact the mother in law and request that she stop calling your husband's business partner. If that does not work, you could hire an attorney to send a cease and desist letter. It sounds like there could be grounds for a defamation lawsuit based on slander.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Can I give away a free item during a seminar/webinar to a randomly selected participant?

My company sells products and also provides educational sessions (online and in-person) on the products that we sell. I'd like to give away one of the products that we sell during the session to a randomly selected participant. I've been to several seminars that have done this exact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Business Law for New York on
Q: Tightly held family owned company in New York State.Hostile to minority shareholders.Criminal liability for actions?

Only 2 officers held 90% of shares.

Refused documents, Lied about stock agreements, used position to force actions of clear coersion.

Hid wills. Refused stock buyouts, zero dividend for 20+ years.

Used corporate financial capacity and derived income to buy real estate to... Read more »

Mathew Paulose Jr.
Mathew Paulose Jr.
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Greetings. You appear to want to know if you can forward your dispute to the police, district attorney, or some other law enforcement agency. Any citizen may forward their conflicts to a law enforcement agency; however, such agencies often will not involve themselves in matters they deem personal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Illinois on
Q: company name being used in another state by another company

my company name in Illinois is also the name of a company in another state. any recourse?

Demitrus Thomas Evans
Demitrus Thomas Evans
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The issue is the infringement of a trade name. Is your name registered with the USPTO? or anywhere? Is their name registered? If not, you need to get registered, if possible. There are some issues. However, there are some claims for rights that are common law. You may need a legal consultation.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I sue an online business in my state?

Here are the terms and conditions from their website:

Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to this website or to products you purchase through us shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Salt Lake City, Utah, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: Hello. I’m looking to ask for help. Our owner and chairman have harrassed, verbal abuse, and physical sexual assault.

We work 4 days out of every year. We are a for profit convention. Due to issues our chairman was publicly intoxicated and harassing staff members. My department deals with the paper work and corporate has been made aware but no announcements have come from removing him from chairman. He abused his... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I am an H1b Dentist in Austin, Tx. I want to buy a dental practice in association with a non dentist with a GREEN CARD

I am an H1b Dentist in Austin, Tx. I want to buy a dental practice in association with my friend with a GC who is a non dentist. We plan on hiring another dentist to work in the potential practice while I plan on working for my current employer solely.

Can we become partners?

Can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: If my LLC doesn't have an operating agreement and a member decides to leave do they owe the company for any debt?

A member has decided, of their own will, to leave the LLC. The LLC is in debt and doesn't have an operating agreement. Does the withdrawing member owe any money to the LLC as buying themselves out?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Depends on the debt. Are they personally obligated? Is the business just in debt? Or does it have a positive fair market value? Typically, without an operating agreement, when a member quits the LLC pays fair market under TCA 48-249-505. But there are other considerations as well. Consult counsel... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to change the name of the organizer in my business
Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Jan 23, 2023

You cannot retroactively change the name of the organizer once the entity is filed with the secretary of state. However, keep in mind that "organizer" does not mean that person is actually an owner of the company. It is simply the person or entity that files the articles.

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