Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Nonmaterialized promises of promotion?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

No, not really, IMO.
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Q: Is FL strict on misclassification labor laws. i.e Employee/Independent Contractor

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

Your question would depend upon detailed information. You need to consult with an employment law attorney to go over the facts of your case to determine if you have a claim to bring for yourself.

Good luck.
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Q: How much (average) will a lawyer cost me in nj (see more below)?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

No one could answer these issues online. The issue is whether the business is worth saving, how much you have personal liability for, and how much is involved.
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Q: Hello....My name is Estella and I see that your system has a case against a company from 2012 that I am seeking action

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

This is an online public question and answer site. You seem to be looking for a particular attorney. This Q&A site does not provide that. You can use this site to search for attorneys but I suggest that adding names to this public site is not a good idea. I suggest that you go and consult with an attorney in your area.

Good luck,
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Q: Are you able to provide examples of cases related to faulty vehicle software? Ideally, open source software. Thank you!

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Intellectual Property for Massachusetts on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

Google Scholar is a great resource for finding case law and scholarly articles that may give you the insight you are seeking. Otherwise find a local library (or law library) and seek assistance with at reference desk. A reference librarian can point you in the right direction to come up with appropriate places to search and search queries.

Good luck!

Griffin Klema

https://klemalaw.com
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Q: Are the Florida Real Estate Laws and Rules the same through out the state of Florida?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Broker Fraud and Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

Yes, the laws of Florida apply statewide. The Florida rules of court also apply statewide.

More detail is needed if you are looking for a more detailed answer than this.
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Q: If an S-corp was advised by an attorney to let their Florida corporation be ADMIN DISSOLUTION FOR ANNUAL REPORT.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

If you are asking can creditors go after the law firm for debts the us no. If you are asking can a creditor go after the assets of the s-Corp the would be maybe. Would need more information to say for sure.
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Q: I own a small share of KS office building. I retired & what my share of the value. What can I do with no agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Kansas on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

If you directly own an interest in the building (your name is on the deed), there is a process called partition in which you file a lawsuit asking the judge to “partition” the property. If it is not possible to “partition” the property into seaprate, discrete parts, as would likely be the case with an office building, then the judge can order an appraisal of the property and the property is offered to the parties for the value determined. If no one wanted to purchase the building for...
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Q: I am forming an LLC with a partner. The LLC name is each of our last names. How can I protect the name of the LLC?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

While I'm not exactly sure what the second part of your question is asking, a trademark filed with the USPTO will protect the LLC name if it is distinctive and unique, and that will apply nation-wide. Many local businesses don't opt for this level of protection if they only plan to operate locally, as registering prevents another entity from using the same name, although it obviously does not prevent a sole-proprietor from using that name.
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Q: I ran a farmers market for 2 years. When it started to fail in 2015, I closed the business. Do I still owe its debts?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Arizona on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

In a general sense, one of the goals of forming a business entity is to limit the liability of the owners to only what they put into the business and what it earns. However, the success of this goal depends on a lot of factors. You don't mention whether or not you actually formed a business entity, such as a corporation, LLC or partnership. Whether or not you did, and what kind of entity you used if you did, make a huge difference in addressing your specific situation. Even if you formed an...
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Q: questions regarding NJ Business license

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

A business registration certificate is completely different.
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Q: Client refuses to pay me, emails solidifying work agreement & project scope, payment terms for a 3-month contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

You need to retain counsel to handle this matter. Do not say anything to this person and print out and bring everything to an attorney, who can advise you. No contract should be drafted by anyone other than a licensed attorney. The money you spend having an attorney draft a contract will save you many times the cost if there is a problem. Good luck.
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Q: Is what I'm being requested to do legal? And, do I currently have the legal right/rights qualifying me to proceed?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Michigan on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You may be at risk of committing copyright infringement if the person commissioning the project does not have the appropriate rights. If the commissioner does own the copyright to the content on the CDs, he should be willing to cover any loss you may incur from copying the content (indemnify you). An intellectual property attorney can prepare a contract to protect you from copyright infringement.
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Q: Can an auto franchisor conduct random audits of there franchisee dealers?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

To properly answer this question a detailed review of the franchise agreement as well as this particular subdivision of law would be necessary. This would likely take 1 to 2 hours of time and if you are not comfortable doing this on your own you should pay an attorney, such as myself to do a professional and thorough review. The question you posted lacks specificity and really isn't properly the subject of an online forum post which is publicly available.
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Q: I am a real estate investor who has had investors approach me for business. What forms do I need to have them complete?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

There is quite a bit that you need to know, your question is also very general and therefore difficult to address meaningfully. I would be happy to consult with you if you want to reach out to me via private email and schedule a time.
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Q: All partners do they have a vote in llc

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

The Operating Agreement should describe how the owners ("partners") vote on decisions in a particular LLC and also explain what % vote is necessary to pass a resolution. If an LLC does not have an operating agreement it would be wise to create one. Maryland does have some default provisions in the limited liability company act.
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Q: If aUnited Methodist church was incorporated many years ago , does that church still remain in good standing presently ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

"Good standing" means that the corporate entity has filed its annual personal property returns each year. The annual $300 filing fee is waived for non-stock corporations but the entity still must file its returns. The State Department of Assessments and Taxation can give you the details for any corporation.
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Q: What are the Ohio exceptions of a 17 year old no longer considered a minor without emancipation? For job purposes.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law, Business Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

This link provides some information that might be helpful:

https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx
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Q: I own a business but also work for a company. Can the company that employs me hire my company as a vendor?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for California on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

You need to ask the company. This situation falls in the category of conflict of interest. Companies have, or should have, their own conflict of interest policies as to what is allowed. Sometimes the company's customer, e.g., the federal government, determines the policy. Compare the situation to the policy.
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Q: I opened a business with a silent partner. All paper work is in my name. He bought acouple of the equipment we use.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

Maybe it would depend on the terms of your operation agreement which I hope you have.
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