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Q: My brother says I’m going to get sued for what I’m selling?

I’m selling terrariums, but when someone buys one, I also send them a thank you note. The thank you note is wax sealed with a stamp I bought at a craft store. He says that using that stamp will get me sued. It’s just an olive leaf wreath by itself. Is that something I’ll get sued over? I’m... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: My question is about an illegal commercial eviction.

I'm a tenant in my father's home, where I also conduct a business that is incorporated at the address. I was recently informed by a 3rd party that the home is being sold. My question is can I sue for illegal eviction for not giving me any notice of the sale, and hold the landlord liable... Read more »

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Q: If leaving ownership of a partnership company, should I relinquish the QuickBooks admin before hiring an attorney?

I’m one of three partners and they are asking I transfer admin of quickbooks

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Collections and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Cash app has a hold on my account with no cause. Is this illegal?

So about 2 weeks ago my cash app got locked up for an unknown reason. I couldn’t transfer my money out my cash balance I couldn’t send anybody any money and I couldn’t use my cash card. I contacted cashapp through the chat on the app and they emailed me back finally a week later and said I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: What's the best way to purchase a dissolved company that has a property heading to foreclosure.

Located a property owner that is tied to a company that has dissolved. The agent/owner is not interested in the property and is willing to let it go to auction. From what I gather, I would need to step in as the owner of this property to secure an interest. I've never purchased a business and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Filed mechanic lien on vehicle in Georgia and sent filed lien to owner and lienholder certified mail whats next step?

Owner had wrecked vehicle brought to shop (claimant) for repairs by verbal agreement parts were brought and returned after not hearing from owner inaccessible. Vehicle is still wrecked but storage started to accrue each day after not hearing from owner. Contact lienholder and was told to file... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there a law requiring chicken plant to have designated area for shuttle van services to pick up and drop off workers?

It's a private parking lot. I'm getting harassed everyday

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Q: In order to amend articles of association Business Purpose, does Board of Directors or Shareholders have authority?

Specifically, the business purpose as listed on the Georgia Articles of Incorporation

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on May 27, 2022

You will need to provide additional information for a decent answer. Are you referring to the articles of incorporation or some other internal corporate document? Is there another document that addresses the issue?

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


1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Collections for Georgia on
Q: Is a "professional parking management" company's fines enforceable? Not through a govt agency but a private company.
Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Feb 26, 2022

These fines are generally not enforceable like tickets issued by law enforcement agencies. However, failure to pay the fines could result in outstanding balance being sent to a collection agency, which could negatively impact your credit.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: How do I file for a motion for dismissal of civil claim? Plaintiff has lied. Contract give us both same responsibility

He has filed a claim as if he had o responsibility, even tho our contract says different

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Jan 23, 2022

Without more information on the circumstances surrounding the dispute, a complete answer cannot be given. However, filing a motion to dismiss can be done for a variety of reasons and is case specific. Therefore, It is highly recommended that you contact an attorney that specializes in civil suits.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Probate for Georgia on
Q: I failed to ask for ID and served a minor alcohol. There is a fine to pay. Is it me or the restaurant who is to pay?
Jammie Taire
Jammie Taire
answered on Jan 30, 2022

Unfortunately you posted this in the probate section; however, you as an FYI, if you received the citation then you need to appear. You should speak to your employer regarding respoonsibility.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Trademark for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I am interested in acquiring an already existing trademark. How would I go through the process of buying the TM?

I want to purchase the rights to ownership of this trademark:

Serial # "78338468", Registration # "3204956", Status "710 - Cancelled - Section 8".

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Nov 30, 2021

You need to visit and consult with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Construction Law for Georgia on
Q: In Georgia, can you attach a fire escape ladder outside of your second or third or fourth story window? Permanently?

What types of certifications or permits would a company need to start installing Fire Escape Ladders in homes and commercial buildings up to four stories tall?

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Nov 25, 2021

You will need to check with your local city, county authorities to determine what type of permits and inspections will be necessary for your particular location.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Is a cotingency fee contract a legally binding contract in georgia

Can a case be assigned to an attorney incorrectly in a law firm be terminated for that purpse alone

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Oct 12, 2021

Contingency contracts are on of many contracts that are legally enforceable in the state of Georgia. They are often seen in personal injury law matters and many of these contracts allow either the client or attorney to terminate or withdraw, respectively. However, the client may owe that attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Once in default must it go to auction or can I follow the signed contract that says Owner may dispose of the contents?

I have owned a self storage facility in Georgia for years and have never held an auction. Our contract was pulled straight from Ga code title 10-4-213, stating we will dispose of the contents if customer is in default. (We always allow 60 days before sending out certified letters or e-mails... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Oct 13, 2021

Your new manager may be correct. Make sure that you are reading the 2021 version of the OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED. If you remain uncertain after reading the newest language, you should probably meet with a business law attorney who can assist you in understanding your legal obligations.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I am looking for the Statute that designates what financial documents are required to be given to an investor.

My investor is asking, aggressively, for my businesses bank statements and I don’t believe that this is documentation he is entitled to.

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Oct 3, 2021

Depending on what type of investment opportunity you are offering will determine whether state, federal, or both laws apply. If federal, then securities laws outlined in the Securities Act of 1933 and 1934 as well as regulations provided by the Security and Exchange Commission will apply.... Read more »

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