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Q: As a sole proprietorship (side business, appliance repair) is there a way to shield myself legally w/o an LLC?

I only do 3 or 4 jobs a month. Is an LLC worth it?

Michael Ray Smith
Michael Ray Smith answered on Mar 23, 2022

A disclaimer: I'm not an Alabama attorney, and this isn't legal advice. For a real legal opinion, you should consult an Alabama lawyer who will be familiar with all the nuances of your state's law.

That said, I err on the side of setting up LLCs to conduct almost any sort...
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Q: Hi, so I have a business I’m looking to start, and there is an abandoned trademark with the same name I’m looking to

Trademark. And the business has similar objective but different, can I trademark the name or not ?

Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler answered on May 27, 2020

The name of the business and a trademark can be the same word. But they serve different purposes. Regardless of whether a mark appears "abandoned" on the USPTO's website, that does not mean that the owner is not still using it and therefore retains rights in the mark. Best to work... Read more »

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Q: I have a summary and a class action and even a business ideal made and would like to send it to a lawyer

I have been working on this for months and would love to have a lawyer look at what i have and give me their opinion

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

You must contact lawyers individually and personally

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Q: A contractor completed a roof job; however lied about being licensed and bonded now I don’t have a warranty on my roof.

What can I do about this situation?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 25, 2019

Not a thing--except to sue the unlicensed roofer. But before you start a very expensive legal war that will not fix the problem, why not wait for the rains to come and see if the roof works like they are supposed to. Consider this fact:

The quality of any roof is not dependent upon whether...
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Q: Who is "registered agent"in articles of formation and do I have to have one?
Barbara H. Agricola
Barbara H. Agricola answered on Oct 6, 2017

the registered agent is the individual assigned to receive any mail on behalf of the business. usually, the registered agent is listed on the secretary of state website if you do a business entity search.

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Q: Does a very small church need to nonprofit incorporate?
Michael Ray Smith
Michael Ray Smith answered on Apr 7, 2014

Does a very small church NEED to incorporate? No. There are many small churches, and some large ones, that operate as unincorporated associations. However, I advise all my nonprofit clients, including churches, to incorporate. Although I can't speak specifically to Alabama law, in my... Read more »

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