I am building my startup and I found an investor for my business (incorporated as LLC in PA, USA). Investor said that the deal will be done on the basis of equity financing. And now he is asking me to send the copies of my passport, certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of... Read more »
Trademarks are differentiated by "Class" -- When you submit an application for a trademark registration, you must specifically identify which stream of commerce you are using your mark, and if the USPTO finds that there is no likelihood of confusion with another existing mark, you will be granted a...Read more »
Hey Guys, I am not sure the exact terms of this, but i own 10% of an LLC, while someone else owns 90%. We are talking about bringing in a capital partner somewhere in the 40% range. I was told that my shares will be diluted in the same according to my other partners. so of that 40% 4% would come... Read more »
The answer is that this type of scenario is normally the subject of negotiation among the parties and depends upon the facts and circumstances of the situation, unless the operating agreement specifies exactly what happens in the event both members bring on another member. For example, assuming...Read more »
Originally started business with sibling who then decided to become sole proprietor without my knowledge. She then made a request for a business name change that she took my name off, stole the business and the name from me along with the logo and documents such as contract agreements that she... Read more »
Contacting "local authorities" will probably do no good because this is clearly a family business matter. And unless you can show some actual damages the courts will also be hesitant to get involved. Finally, unless the actual amount of money involved is very substantial it is likely that the cost...Read more »
If there are truly no employees, workers' compensation insurance may not be necessary. However, if anyone works for the company you may want to have the relationship reviewed by an employment attorney to make sure it isn't an employer/employee relationship.
You need to retained experienced Pennsylvania counsel to assist you with this. What is this third party claiming? Do they have an attorney involved? You need experienced counsel to protect your business.
I put the team together in October, came up with the idea, we all signed NDAs, but now they are asking more equity than id like to give. They signed non-competes, can I choose to not work with them? Will they have any grounds to claim the company. Currently while the LLC is being approved at the... Read more »
You may be OK but you really need the advice of a partnership expert. I suggest Ken Milner--give him a call. Tell him I suggested you call. Because of implied obligations etc. it's not something anyone can give you an easy yes/no on.
Your question is way too broad to be answered in this forum. You should consult an experienced business attorney and accountant who can assist you figure out if you should operate as a corporation, limited liability company or a sole proprietorship. Additionally, the attorney would need an...Read more »
I gave my business partner a little over $300-k four years ago. He has not yet put me on the books or shared profits or doesn’t answer my calls and refuses to meet me. I continue to work at the business and run the business. The business partner has complete control of the finances. I just want... Read more »
Attorneys fees possible but unlikely. Focus on the rest. If you have that much at stake you need a partnership attorney. You need to retain one, get advice as to what you can do to secure the evidence --for instance on the computers--etc. If you are in eastern PA I can recommend someone to you.
We teach sport classes at daycares, so we don't have any actual facility. We bring equipment to schools and are considered "contractors". The business address is in NJ, so I am hoping that as a contractor, we don't have to register in PA as well even though we do classes over there.
This is a complicated situation best addressed in a face to face meeting with an experienced family law attorney in your area. One way to locate an attorney is to use the Find a Lawyer tab on this site.
..."Apparent" conflicts of interest with companies in which they have performed auditing work for in the past or plan to work for in the future. I do not work in the auditing branch of the company. They have threatened termination of any employee who does not comply. My company is an international... Read more »
I suggest you get a list from them. It seems like it would be a violation of them to tell you who you may and may not invest with. But then the question is do you want to fight now, or go with it move your IRA as soon as you are out of there, or use another investment vehicle?
He created a product that the truck drivers use at the logistics company he works for. His immediate supervisor did not want to pay him on the clock to produce it. My husband produces them at home and his supervisor purchases them from him via ebay. The company is nationwide, and several other... Read more »
I do not represent you and do not know all the facts, but it sounds like this was a "work for hire" and that the company he worked for owns the rights to it. However, he could approach the company and see if he is able to sell to others. It sounds like he has a strong position in being able to...Read more »
You do not need to have a trademark to sell. However, the federal trademark does protect the name so others cannot come in and copy it. I would also recommend that you copyright your recipe for the sauce. Good luck!
I worked for a company and was laid off. I took severance and their re-hire policy says I can never come back to the company. Since then the company has now split into 2 companies. I have friends that work for the new company and all of them had to accept a new offer letter. I recently applied... Read more »
The policy as a whole sounds very strange. However generally an employer can only be held responsible if they don't hire you because of race,gender, religion, ethnicity etc. Consult a member of the Pa.
Assn for Justice who handles employment issues--they give free consultations.
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