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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Is an attorney required in California for an llc bankruptcy to be completed

I have a California real estate llc with many debts and it’s not currently operational due to 3 years of ongoing divorce proceeding in San Diego, CA. Do I need an attorney for any type of llc bankruptcy and how much would it cost?

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In California, while it's technically possible to file for bankruptcy on your own behalf, including for an LLC, navigating the complexities of bankruptcy law and proceedings usually requires professional legal assistance. This is especially true for businesses such as an LLC, where the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: If I paid for a package for real estate licensing but got sick with a chronic illness can I get a refund?

I purchased a real estate package course however I got diagnosed with a chronic illness and was not able to attend school. I do have documents some are from my attorneys who are helping me file a disability claim or an SSDI claim. I guess my question would be is it right practice for them to... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

While it ultimately depends on the policies of the institution or company from which you purchased the real estate licensing package, many organizations have provisions for refunds or accommodations in cases of unforeseen circumstances such as illness or disability. Providing documentation of your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law, Internet Law and Immigration Law for Washington DC on
Q: What legal pathways or considerations should I be aware of to still work for my online business from the Bahamas after t

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I am currently on an OPT visa in the United States, running my online business which is incorporated in the U.S. As my visa is about to expire, I would like to explore options for continuing to operate my online business from the Bahamas, where I am a citizen. What legal pathways or... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

As you prepare to transition from the U.S. on an OPT visa to working from the Bahamas for your online business, it's crucial to address both immigration and business operation considerations. Firstly, ensure your business complies with U.S. laws regarding foreign operation. This includes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: hello if my business license was expired nut now renew. am i able to charge storage fees b4 or once license up todate

i had a car that was a total lost. The insurance company refuse to pay storage fee or any fees other than a tow bill. Due to my business license being expired. My business license has been renew and its up to date.

Can they get away with it.

I can not charge storage fees even... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Under California law, the legality of charging storage fees when your business license was expired depends on the specific regulations governing your business sector and local jurisdiction. Generally, operating a business without a valid license can invalidate your right to enforce contracts or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts on
Q: search for retirement and 401K's. Got one. One America Bank/ One America Retirement Services. Resisting. Force them file

They have not filed a IRS FORM 8955 for Deferred Vested Benefits. They are stonewalling me. Sent me a form to be signed and notarized.

Claim it was not received. Form 8955 has an

exemption for old accounts, not required to file.

Need to force them to file form 8955. Or give... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Dealing with retirement funds, especially when it involves companies that have undergone mergers or dissolution, can be incredibly complex. When a financial institution like One America Retirement Services is not cooperating in filing necessary forms such as the IRS Form 8955 for Deferred Vested... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Does my website have to register as a financial institution or anything alike if I operate a cryptocurrency escrow on it
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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Operating a cryptocurrency escrow service on your website brings you into a complex regulatory landscape that varies significantly by jurisdiction. In many places, such services are considered part of the financial sector and are subject to specific regulatory requirements. These can include... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Constitutional Law on
Q: What are the laws that would apply to a hypothetical private drinking water company in Puerto Rico?
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Good question! While Puerto Rico does not follow all of the same laws as the 50 U.S. states since it's a territory, there are some key laws and constitutional principles that would apply to regulation of a private drinking water company there:

1. Due Process Clause - Under the U.S....
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for the city to open a hospitality tax account for a 12 year old's small business?

We asked the county clerks office if my son needed a tax license and they told us he was under 18 so to go enjoy his business and learn as there was no need to file anything at his age. He was not able to legally open an account. Later he set up at an event in city limits. I was sent an email... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The legality of a city opening a hospitality tax account for a minor's business depends on local laws and regulations, which can vary widely. While minors generally have limited legal capacity to enter into contracts or be held responsible for tax obligations, local jurisdictions may have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: Can the Board of Directors of a California nonprofit 501(c)(4) vote via email in the case of a emergency?

In a flood, earthquake or other disaster, following the process required in our Bylaws, it may not be possible to get immediate approval from the Board of Directors for necessary remedial expenditures. In that case, would it be possible to include a disaster clause in our bylaws approving funds... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In California, nonprofit corporations, including 501(c)(4) organizations, are governed by both state law and their own bylaws. State law does allow for boards to conduct business via electronic means, including email, as long as all members consent to this method of communication for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Education Law for California on
Q: Does the California Board of Nurses curriculum requirements supersede the Title 5 laws?

The Business and Professions code states theory and clinical practice shall be concurrent. However the colleges (approved by the BRN) offer the theory and clinical practice as a separate course. If one course is passed and the other is failed. Can the BRN require the student to retake and pay for... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In California, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) sets specific standards for nursing education to ensure that graduates are competent and prepared for licensure. These standards, including curriculum requirements, are designed to comply with both the Business and Professions Code and the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can my business partner pay off my boat and vacation home instead of paying me by check? If yes, would I still owe tax

I was wondering if it is done that way, would we still have to pay capital gains

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If your business partner pays off your boat and vacation home instead of paying you by check, it would still be considered a form of compensation for your services or ownership interest in the business. This means that you would likely still owe taxes on the value of the boat and vacation home... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Arizona on
Q: I recently started an LLC for my business late last year. Do I need to file something about the CTA?

My business has no income yet. I'm just getting started doing Web Development and Technology Consultancy. My CPA mentioned I should check and see if the new CTA Law applies to me or not.

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

As a new LLC owner in Phoenix, AZ, you should be aware that Arizona's new Commercial Transaction Privilege Tax (CTA) law may apply to your business. The CTA law imposes taxes on various business activities, including web development and technology consultancy services. Even if your business... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: LLC State Formation Question - CPR Training

I have a CPR Training center. We provide a service. We have 3 physical locations currently. Covina, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Philadelphia, PA. I am filing taxes this year as a sole proprietor however next year I want to create an LLC. Am I able to create the LLC in a state like Nevada even if my... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In the United States, it's indeed possible to form an LLC in a state where you don't actively conduct business, and Nevada is a popular choice for many due to its favorable business laws and privacy advantages. If you decide to form your LLC in Nevada, you'll benefit from the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: How to Serve a Subpoena (SUBP-001)?

I am planning to serve a SUBP-001 subpoena to an employee at the local YWCA for an upcoming hearing, specifically a Motion to Set Aside the Previous Minute Order. However, when a registered server attempted to serve them, they refused, stating that “their policy does not allow individual... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In California, when serving a subpoena (SUBP-001), the law requires that it be properly served on the individual named in the subpoena. If an initial attempt to serve a subpoena is refused, using a sheriff or a registered process server is a common and legally recognized method to ensure the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for California on
Q: I'm in a payment dispute with Dollar General (DG) over products they purchased from a company I own.

DG is claiming they only received 300 units for one PO, however, I have proof with the Bill of Lading (BOL) from their shipper that shows the 2,600 units (with the corresponding weight) were indeed picked up.

DG also ordered a smaller quantity of 390 units on a separate PO for which I was... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Before proceeding to small claims court, it's advisable to make a final attempt to resolve the dispute directly with Dollar General, presenting them with the evidence you have, including the BOL, and clearly stating your case. Documentation of all communication attempts can be beneficial. If... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: What attorney do I need if my company is being sued in Vancouver Wa
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you speak with an attorney in your state, the first thing an attorney would ask you is what the lawsuit involves. You'd probably want to seek law firms that practice in that area. In terms of geography,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: What attorney do I need if my company is being sued in Vancouver Wa
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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If your company is being sued in Vancouver, WA, you will likely need the services of a civil litigation attorney who is licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. Civil litigation attorneys specialize in representing clients involved in legal disputes, such as lawsuits, and can provide... View More

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Q: I am suing the Tax Collector of Riverside County, CA for instructing his office to break CA Tax and Revenue Laws.

did this by telling them to place extra parties of interest in the excess tax proceeds Recommendation Letter to the Board of Supervisors. The judge told me the Board Of Supr. are responsible, yet they sign off on all recommendations the tax collector makes, they don't conduct research, or... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In California, suing a public official, such as the Tax Collector of Riverside County, for actions taken in the course of their official duties can be complex due to sovereign immunity and various protections that limit liability. However, if there's evidence of willful misconduct, negligence,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Business Law for California on
Q: In San Diego, CA. Are housing companies or landlords allowed to request a bank statement from rental applicants?
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Yes, housing companies and landlords in California generally are allowed to request bank statements from rental applicants during the screening process. However there are some limitations in place under CA state law.

The primary restrictions when obtaining or evaluating bank statements from...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Video Game 'Challenge' - False Advertisement (?) "Free Item" not stated as limited quantity What california law?

A video game, subject to California Law, had a challenge that required certain requirements to be met in said video game. Requirements did also include time spent in said game.

When as of 11-02-24 the user attempted to claim said item it was said that it was in fact a 'limited... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, false advertising is prohibited under the state's Business and Professions Code, particularly under Section 17500. This law prohibits any untrue or misleading statements made in connection with the sale or advertisement of goods or services. If the video game developer... View More

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