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0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Wrong LLC Owner name

My friend's name starts with MD, the short form for Muhammad. Everywhere in his legal documents, his first name starts with MD. When applying for an LLC in Georgia, he tried using MD as his first name but was declined and he received an email stating to use his full name but not an... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it illegal to create a crypto meme coin, create a liquidity pool, buy and sell your own supply?

A meme coin that has no value, no roadmap, no team and no white paper. There is only a website, Twitter and Telegram. Meme Coin, Which is promoted within the community. In tg channels, For similar tokens. Everyone knows they are not durable and each of these groups has a disclaimer about the risks.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I write off the cost of self-employed health insurance if it costs less than what my spouse's employer offers?

My spouse's employer offers health insurance, but it is more expensive than if I purchase my own health insurance on the marketplace. I understand that in general, I cannot qualify for the self employed health insurance deduction if I qualify for my spouse's employer's insurance... View More

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

Under IRS guidelines, the self-employed health insurance deduction allows individuals who are self-employed to deduct premiums for medical, dental, and long-term care insurance for themselves, their spouse, and dependents. This deduction is available if you have a net profit from self-employment... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I believe my car was ilegally repossessed what can I do

I bought a car from a buy here pay here in ga they went out of business I have been set up on automatic payments so the payments are being drafted from my bank account on the 17th a payment was made on the 24th my car was repossessed I went to the tag office today and long and behold the car still... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Business Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: If a LLC is created during a marriage, is that LLC considered a marital asset and value divided 50/50 between parties?
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Feb 19, 2024

You should speak to an attorney regarding assets that are considered marital or separate property. A spouse starting a business during a marriage doesn't automatically entitle the other spouse to half ownership of the business. Income earned by both spouses is considered marital property.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: how do you proceed with paperwork for theft of services in a business?

we had a guest stay on property, and did not pay, this balanced accrued overtime for more than 7k. Our company is looking to file a theft of services report and are unsure how to proceed.

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

To proceed with a theft of services claim in Georgia, you typically follow certain steps. Begin by gathering evidence that clearly establishes the unpaid balance, such as invoices, communication records, or any written agreements. Once you have sufficient documentation, you may want to send a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a church disclose your giving records to the public
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answered on Jan 8, 2024

Generally, churches in the United States are expected to maintain the confidentiality of their members' giving records. These records are typically considered private information, similar to other types of personal financial data. Disclosing such information to the public without the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and International Law for Georgia on
Q: Contracted to fly airplane from Curaçao to United States. Not paid for services rendered or expenses. Is a lien wise?

I was contracted to fly an airliner from Willemstad, Curaçao to Springfield, MO, with a stop in Miami, FL to clear customs.

The airplane bears a United States registration, is registered to a leasing company with a Miami address, but is operated by a Curaçao based airline.

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answered on Dec 11, 2023

In a case like this, the jurisdiction for the lawsuit can be complex, as it involves multiple countries and entities. Generally, the location where the contract was signed or where the defendant operates can be significant factors in determining jurisdiction. Given that the airline is based in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I have an investor trying to invest 3 million into my start up. Who pay the spv fees myself or the investor
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answered on Nov 30, 2023

In Atlanta, Georgia, when dealing with an investment situation like yours, the question of who pays the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) fees can vary based on the agreement between you and the investor.

Typically, SPV fees are associated with the administrative and legal costs of setting up...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: A business gave my personal information to their customer in retaliation. What can I do?

My elderly mother’s name and that they knew her.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 6, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, as your remedies could be governed by state law, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, one option could be to try to set up a free initial consult with attorneys who handle privacy-related matters, and possibly health care... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Georgia on
Q: Lawncare company has serviced our yard for 18 months after we cancelled verbally. Now they are threatening to sue.

We have a verbal arrangement with a local lawncare company. When they were servicing our yard, they ran over our irrigation system twice. on the second time the crew stopped and i told them we need to pause service until the boss comes out to discuss, i spoke with him and he mentioned he would come... View More

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 8, 2023

Possibly. You would have to prove you canceled the service, and convince the court that you believed 18 months of lawn service was merely a gesture of goodwill. See an attorney for an assessment of your defense. Try working it out.

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4 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Should I register my business name before trademark
David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Nov 3, 2023

Generally, it is a good idea to form the business before filing for any trademarks. When you apply for a trademark, the "owner" you identify should be the entity that is actually using the mark in commerce (or else you put your registration in jeopardy). This is typically the company,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I have non profit that is renting a space from a church I'm signing MOU that states partnership. Does this make us partn

There's a line on our MOU that states partnership. Does this mean that the church will have access to our business

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Nov 3, 2023

It depends on what you mean by "access," but either way you should revise the MOU to remove that language and specifically disclaim any type of partnership with the church, including limited partnership, limited liability partnership, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Q: If I am CEO and 51% owner of a company can I give raises and set how much without my partners input or lack of.
Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Oct 16, 2023

Subject to his/her fiduciary duty (and possible other applicable laws), a CEO is authorized to handle employment issues for the company, including setting salaries. However, there could be a written agreement (typically call a shareholder agreement (corporation) or an operating agreement (LLC))... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello question I had an employee pay her car payment out of my checking account number I want to press charges

I have already filed police report but was told there was no cause I’m not understanding Hello question I had an employee paid her car payment out of my checking account and I want to press charges

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answered on Oct 9, 2023

In Georgia, unauthorized use of someone else's bank account is generally considered theft or fraud. If you believe an employee made an unauthorized payment using your account, you have the right to report it. While you've filed a police report and they indicated there's no cause, you... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Contracts and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: I own a condo in a business name and my business partner is considering filing bankruptcy, would we need to sell condo?

So that I am not impacted, would we need to sell the asset in order to not have it taken in a bankruptcy? Are there any other impacts to me if my business partner goes through with this?

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answered on Sep 8, 2023

Yes, there are "impacts" that concern you (I currently represent a debtor in a Ch. 7 who has been a general partner in a small business construction company which has had a non-bankrupt general partner as well).

A general partner is personally liable for the debts of a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Can I trademark Face.Lip.Body Cosmetics name
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answered on Aug 17, 2023

To trademark the name "Face.Lip.Body Cosmetics" in Georgia or the United States, you would need to go through the federal process with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It's important to ensure that the name is distinctive and not overly descriptive or generic.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Would there be any trademark infringements to Skippy Peanut Butter for a dog treat bakery to be named Skippy's Snack?

Skippy's Snack Shack

David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Aug 8, 2023

If you are planning to use "Skippy's Snack Shack" as the name of a retail bakery shop, you would have a low risk with respect to the mark for Skippy peanut butter. However, if you used this name on the snacks themselves, you could potentially run into a problem. You should contact... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I want a company pay my business instead of me and then use those funds to so that I don't show as much personal income?

I first want to know if this is legal and if so how do I set this up

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answered on Jul 19, 2023

First and foremost, I must emphasize that I'm not a tax attorney, but I can provide you with some general guidance. The structure you're referring to may involve creating a separate legal entity, such as a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC), for your business. By having the... View More

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