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0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I own a biz and am personally starting another biz with a partner as an LLC. How do I protect my original biz?

Everything for this new business is under my personal name and I am in Texas. If things go wrong, am I fine since it would come for me but not my other business?

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Texas on
Q: Can a 20% business partner of a dissolved corporation claim any proceeds from sale of private property of 80% partner?

After Corporation was dissolved, can the 20% share holder claim proceeds of the sale of or halt the sale of the privately owned property in which the business used to run? Is it illegal for someone who owns the building and land as well as holds 80% share in the small business that used to exist in... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Do we need all 5 members on a HOA board in order to replace the property management company?

Declaration originally states 3 members

Amendment made by previous board increasing number to 5

Lack of member participation and unplanned resignations have resulted in a 5 member board with only 3 members serving.

We were told we needed to draw up an amendment reducing... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: I was held incarcerated beyond my maximum discharge date. How do i receive justice/compensation for the tiime?

I signed for a two year TDCJ term of which was already completed (day for day) by the time i signed for the sentence (April 7th, 2022). However, i remained incarcerated for a term exceeding a month.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: If I leave a restaurant an honest review after getting food poisoning and they call my job and get me fired can I sue

I purchased food from a homebase restaurant that was not properly prepared and I ended up getting food poisoning when I left a review on the business page on Facebook the owner became upset, called my job and got me fired

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Education Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Can I be let go from a teaching job for lack of electrical knowledge? Complicated situation

The school I’m at had a blown transformer that evacuated the building for a day. About 4-5 days later on the playground a student put her hand in a floodlight hole that I was not aware had wires in it. She came to me saying her hand was burning and was sent to the school nurse then sent home. She... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Can I start an online gambling business based on a game? Such as players playing head to head for wagers on tic tac toe?

Even if it is hosted on a foreign server that allows for gambling? Just curious to see what the legal ramifications are about creating and running an online game-based gambling game. Thanks!

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Texas on
Q: Someone filed LLC under my LLC name in another state.

I filled my LLC two years ago. Nov/Dec 2021 someone in Indiana used the exact same name and also filed for a trademark.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I think I was scammed by an apartment manager, what can I do?

Put in an application at an apt complex, was told there would be a non-refund 400.00 fee. It was explained to me, that people who didn't think they could pass the background, simply wouldn't apply. With no reason to expect denial, I spent the 400.

I was denied.

When I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I think I was scammed by an apartment manager, what can I do?

Put in an application at an apt complex, was told there would be a non-refund 400.00 fee. It was explained to me, that people who didn't think they could pass the background, simply wouldn't apply. With no reason to expect denial, I spent the 400.

I was denied.

When I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Q: Can I sue my solar company for misleading sales tactics in Texas?

In November 2021 I had two salesmen from a solar company come to home to sell me solar. Their main selling point was that I will receive an $8000 refundable solar tax credit that I can apply toward my loan to keep my payments from increasing after 18 months. When I filed my taxes I was told by my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I have a question about some text I read on my cereal box as strange as it may sound.

So I was eating a bowl of cereal today (great value brand of raisin bran for context) and on the box under the ingredients list there is a text that reads "return the package for replacement or money back." It gives a phone number and website as well. No where on the package itself does... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I am interested in starting a non profit fan site / fan group. What is the best 501 option?

I would prefer for it to be some type of corporation.

I saw this list: https://www.rocketlawyer.com/business-and-contracts/starting-a-business/non-profit-incorporation/legal-guide/types-of-non-profits

501(c)(7) doesnt really fit because we would not be limited to membership.... Read more »

Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris answered on Apr 5, 2022

Most lawyers who offer advice on a question like this will ask a lot of questions to dig deeper into the details before offering advice. I have about fifteen that I go through when somebody is asking for advice on whether to form a nonprofit.

First, some background to be sure we are on the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Collections and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: I bought a car and have proof they have received all the money owed. The person who sold me the car had a lien on the

Title. The car was repossessed after I fired their son and I guess they stopped making payments then. The Lien holder gave me the car with my name as the customer without any payment due and I have a paper with all information saying so. Would the car then be mine?

The first part of the... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Apr 3, 2022

If you only paid the lienholder, but not the actual seller, then the vehicle would still belong to the seller. The lienholder can only release its lien; it cannot give you title to the vehicle (unless the lienholder had repoed the vehicle).

If you only paid the seller, but not the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Texas on
Q: My business was subcontracted to create a survey. Can the subcontractor remove my company name from the survey?

The survey is a questionnaire to be administered as part of a education grant.

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa answered on Mar 28, 2022

I see that you are located in Albuquerque, NM but are asking a business law question for Texas. If this is a Texas legal matter, my thoughts are as follows:

I recommend that you have an attorney review your original contract and all recorded conversations with the contractor. After an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: I am in the middle of a negotiation and need help

I am a truck driver. In one of my deliveries, my trailer was damaged by one of the employees of the warehouse. They have accepted responsibility but have neglected my claim for the diminished value of mu trailer. I was going to sell it for 70k but now due to the accident the value of the trailer... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for the damages to your trailer. You have a number of options. The first would be the cheapest, which is trying to continue negotiations. At this point, you may have already resolved the matter. But if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: I am trying to find the patent for the brush guard that GM put on their Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV).

These vehicles were provided to the US military from 1984 - 1987. I believe similar brush guards were an option on GM trucks as early as the 1960's. I would like to reproduce this brush guard for the same GM vehicles and other vehicles with slight modifications. Thanks for any help you can... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Mar 29, 2022

Sorry to be getting to this so late.

This is a common type of question, but unless the brush guard was ornamental, finding the patent is not going to be very helpful. The drawings that come with patents are there to help the reader understand the invention, and are not meant to be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Business Law for Texas on
Q: I'm going through divorce and own a small business. The business is in my name. Do I have to split the profits with my e
Jennifer S. Hargrave
Jennifer S. Hargrave answered on Apr 4, 2022

Congratulations on being a business owner!

The business will be valued as part of your overall estate. The profits generated from your business can factor in to the overall value of your business. How your business is valued will depend on many factors, including the type of business...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Texas on
Q: partner dies, what is needed on paper work so that the children don't keep getting any portion of the business.

When does his partnership end?

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa answered on Feb 9, 2022

If your partner has passed away, I am sorry to the hear that. I am not able to tell by your question, therefore I will provide you with two answers.

1. If your partner has died, and you have not met with an attorney or made an legally enforceable plan prior to his death for such an event,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Website closed my account and owed me over 60k is there anything I can do

So the website is pulsz.come and I had won bit on there site was around 200k at 1 point and when it came to paying out they took over a month and said they were going to and then closed my account and said I had two accounts which I did no and explained to them multiple times and then told them my... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa answered on Feb 9, 2022

Yes, you can hire a business attorney/litigator to work on this issue for you to help you recover the funds.

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