Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: I like to register a biz under Diamond Skillz 108. Problem is there is another biz with Diamond Skills Camps in S.F, Ca.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Intellectual Property for California on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Talk to intellectual property counsel before proceeding.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your...

Q: Is company under Regulation A+ going Nasdaq required file form S-1 in addition form 1-A and form 8-A?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Public securities questions are far beyond the scope of a forum like this. Hire a lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to...

Q: Business partner is quitting before we launch and I want to buy his ownership of shares for $500. How do I do this?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Best to have a lawyer review the situation, advise and document the transaction.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal...

Q: I sell cosmetics. can my lipstick name be same as another companies lipstick name, like "princess" if they did not TM?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Best to talk to intellectual property counsel before making big investments.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice...

Q: How do u get a ruling on a matter between me and as estranged business partner

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

This type of situation can get very messy. Sit down with a local business lawyer about it.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to...

Q: Do I have the legal right to obtain my name back? .

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

Talk to a local business or intellectual property lawyer asap.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with...

Q: Can i file more than one nonprofit at one time. Specifically multiple statuses within form 1024?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Probably. See the Georgia Secretary of State for more details: http://sos.ga.gov

Q: For my "club" to offer free security guard services, would we need a license in GA?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

See the GA Secretary of State Website: http://sos.ga.gov

You also need to see the laws in the county where you are located to see if you need a special permit as well.

Q: What specific laws will conflict with me operating my business?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

This is a highly regulated area. Hire a good lawyer who understands this field.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal...

Q: Do attorneys in america pay VAT for their activities? If so, how much they pay for their professional activities?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

VAT is in Europe, not US. Talk to a local CPA.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific...

Q: if an entity is being blacklisted, is it possible that a shareholder can be debarred as well?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Unclear what you are asking. A local business lawyer can advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help...

Q: I own 49% of a website, & the domain holder part owns 51%. Do they have the right to take profit or the site from me?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

A local business lawyer can review the governing documents and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...

Q: I believe I was wrongfully removed from an LLC without my knowing. I was a 50% member of the LLC. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Hawaii on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Talk to a local business litigation lawyer about the details.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with...

Q: In Honolulu, Hawaii, for S Corporation, how many Board of Directors are required by law?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

I most states only 1, but check with a Hawaii business lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with...

Q: What is the easiest and best way to get S corporation law, required board of directors, shareholder rights etc

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Unclear what you are asking. A local business lawyer can help.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help...

Q: is there a partnership have salary as working partner among none active partners ?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Question is not clear.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific situation at your...

Q: Can I write a check to widow of ex-business partner who died intestate for his half of the total in our joint account?

1 Answer | Asked in Other and Business Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

So what if you write a check. Go to probate if you want something done legal.

Q: Contracts for contractors.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 22, 2016

You may need to discuss your business plans with a business attorney. There are many businesses that use independent contractors to avoid employment expenses. However, it is important that the independent contractor relationship is clearly defined through a contract, and that your relationship cannot be construed as an employer-employee relationship. For example, generally speaking, the more control that a business has over how someone performs their job, then the more likely that the...

Q: Can I buy a plumbing franchise with ok credit?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 22, 2016

Buying a franchise can be a good way to start a business. However, much of the relationship between franchisor and franchisee is contractual. Different franchisors may have different financial requirements for their franchisees. Thus, the franchise plumbing company would likely be the best source for the information that you need to determine if you would qualify to become a franchisee for them. Best wishes to you!

Please note that my answers are for general educational purposes...

Q: I am from Brazil and I would like to do some investments in USA, how do it works?

2 Answers | Asked in Other, Business Law and Immigration Law on
Answered on Jan 21, 2016

For investment visas, your only option is EB-5. There is a fine line with an H-1B if you start your own company; or L-1A/B if you create a multinational corp.

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