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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am a snack food wholesaler. I have been doing business with a National snack food company for 7 years now. All of a

sudden I get a letter saying they will be discontinuing business with me as of November 1, 2022. Do I have any recourse?

William J. Amann
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answered on Sep 30, 2022

First, I'd ask why. Second, if you have a written agreement, review it and any applicable termination provisions.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Should I create a Trust to control a C-Corp to control an LLC?

I've been researching the best way to set up business entities and this is the conclusion I have come to. Is this an appropriate structure? Thank you

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Sep 30, 2022

Almost certainly not, unless this is a larger organization.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Video Editing for Clients in Another State | Tax Question

I currently have a Georgia LLC doing video editing and will be moving to Michigan in a couple of months. Since I will be doing the work in Michigan I assume I would register there, but do I have to register as a foreign entity in Georgia? Will I end up paying tax to both states? How does that work?... Read more »

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Sep 30, 2022

If you begin conducting business in Michigan and don't do do anything else with the company, you will need to register in Michigan as a foreign entity since it is a Georgia entity (regardless of where you reside). Assuming you will not be moving back to Georgia soon, it makes sense to just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: Plumbing/water damage purposely hidden behind a piece of furniture wedged into closet by sellers, missed by inspector, i

Closed July 2021.

Sellers hid major damage, real estate agent was a young kid, making millions in a crazy market and largely uninterested n unresponsive to us small potatoes. He recommended we go with his inspector friend. We trusted all parties at the time. We discovered immediately... Read more »

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Sep 29, 2022

Attorneys are not allowed to say "I'll take your case" on this forum. It's not allowed. Start with local attorneys and gradually move further away. I must warn you that you have a duty to mitigate your damages. You have to pay for the repairs yourself, and then sue to get... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: I own a small business that I’d like to sell. I’m considering owner financing. Can an agreement include repossession?

I want to be sure I’m protected if the buyer defaults, or fails to maintain the business. The business is a franchised restaurant so there standards that need to be maintained. If the agreement includes a down payment, would I retain it as well?

Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
answered on Sep 28, 2022

There is always some level of risk involved in every business transaction. Providing owner financing and the nature of the franchise relationship will need to be taken into account. You can't eliminate risk, but you can manage risk by contemplating these issues in an asset purchase... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Q: I booked an event space, host called stating she double booked, she ghosted me, do I have a case?

This was a craft fair open to the public. I haven't paid yet as she stated as long as I paid within two weeks of the event which hasn't passed yet. I've already collected vendor fees, did paid advertisement and put in the work to organize everything. If I cancel, I will have to... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Sep 27, 2022

I do not know what "booked" means to you. If you have a written contract, you can enforce it. If you have a promise on the phone, then you have nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Can Registered Nurses work as an independent contractor “1099” through staffing agencies?

There are staffing companies issuing 1099 to Registered Nurses who want to pick up shifts at different hospital? Is this even Legal due to the inability to pass the ABC test for independent contractor?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 27, 2022

This hypothetical raises questions regarding the nature of the relationship between the nurse and the staffing agency likely more than the relationship between the nurse and the hospital the staffing agency contracts with. There are a limited and qualified exemptions to AB 5- speak with a local... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Advice to sue Production company used our space without location release, caused criminal damage and harm to reputation
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 27, 2022

More information is needed, but you could have a good case against the "production company." Speak with a local attorney regarding your options. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: I just started a non-profit LLC company so what are the next steps in legally keeping my company in good standing?

Beginning of this month I filed my articles of incorporation and today the Secretary of State of California approved the articles of incorporation and I am unsure what to do next?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

There are transactional attorneys who help set-up businesses. I have a friend who I refer people to, as I'm a litigator. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: I just started a non-profit LLC company so what are the next steps in legally keeping my company in good standing?

Beginning of this month I filed my articles of incorporation and today the Secretary of State of California approved the articles of incorporation and I am unsure what to do next?

Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris
answered on Sep 24, 2022

Congratulations on starting your nonprofit. You have chosen an unusual path by using the LLC formation method. One of the first things you will likely want to do is to file a "statement of information" with the Secretary of State -- usually within about 90 days from when you filed your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and International Law for Oklahoma on
Q: exact rolls of what makes limited Partership agreement valued in state of Ok. can final judgment be inforce in jordan

defult judgment was taken civile partnership agreement. final judgment was taken as defulat jusdment with out my knoldge. now they are tryig to enforce the civil judgment in the country of jordn since i resid i jordan over seing the project.

os thier is an agreement of both vout state of... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Sep 23, 2022

I cannot answer your question about the basis for the default because I can't examine the court file. Default judgments are taken without the knowledge of the defendant (you), hence the term.

There is no treaty between the U. S. and the Kingdom of Jordan for the recognition of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: is neutrogena makeup remover wipes pack of 2 patented?
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

Likely so and, if not, the formula is no doubt kept secret. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions for New York on
Q: Can I be held liable (by a new entity) for an NDA I signed with a company that is 100% sold to a new buyer or entity?

If I signed an NDA as a member of a now defunct LLC with a company for an “indefinite term.” Very general NDA to protect trade secrets, recipes, etc. If the owner of the company who I signed the NDA with passes away, and his heir takes over his rights (both business and estate), and sells the... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Depending on the language of the NDA, yes. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

3 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Immigration Law and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: I am Ukrainian citizen living in the USA as a student and I want to open an online business how should I pay taxes.

I am Ukrainian citizen living in the USA as a student waiting for my F-1 visa and TPS and I want to open an online business.

I want to open drop shipping business I have an Ukrainian card and I have a card in PNC bank that I just opened, but because I am minor it was opened on my host mom... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Sep 20, 2022

In my experience, business owners generally hire an accountant to help them navigate the taxes.

I really like Peters CPA, LLC https://www.lpeterscpa.net/ or (972)863-9640.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Maryland on
Q: Can I insinuate or "threaten" to break a solar contract that's already been installed?

I recently had solar panels installed in MD. It was verbally stated and explained how it would be installed: inverter inside in the basement, shutdown switch outside in the front, and conduit running on the side of my home hugging the downspout. The installers didn't do this and performed the... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Sep 20, 2022

You have a breach of contract action that is unlikely to be material enough to allow you to rescind the contract, give back all the solar panel equipment, and get a full refund. You will be stuck with your contract. Your damages will be measured by the cost to correct and repair any faulty... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: my work did not give me any hours for the last 2 weeks of my job but i sign a contract that say i am generated me hours
Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Sep 19, 2022

This may be a breach of contract. I would need to see the contract.

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Is an oral settlement agreement resulting from an MSC enforceable in California? 664 should not hold, correct?

During a settlement conference I had a momentary lapse of judgment and agreed with what my lawyer was telling me (to settle my case). He actually tricked me and then blamed me for not communicating with him (lie). At the end of the day the judge went back to the other party and they accepted our... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

If the settlement was not put in writing, signed by both parties, and you made clear to the judge that you did not in fact agree to the settlement number the other side agreed to, then there is no enforceable settlement (i.e. no meeting of the minds with regard to the terms of the settlement).

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Is an oral settlement agreement resulting from an MSC enforceable in California? 664 should not hold, correct?

During a settlement conference I had a momentary lapse of judgment and agreed with what my lawyer was telling me (to settle my case). He actually tricked me and then blamed me for not communicating with him (lie). At the end of the day the judge went back to the other party and they accepted our... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 20, 2022

It depends. I've had judges state the parties have reached an agreement, and put the terms of the agreement on the record and in the minutes. Even when this has happened, it was stated the parties would sign a settlement agreement memorializing what had been agreed to. Speak with a local... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a wife take over financial ownership because her husband is incompetent & his sister currently has power of attorney

His sister has had power of attorney for about 25 years and his wife of 12 years (together 16) is trying to get financial ownership of her and her husband, over his sister.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Spouse can file for guardianship in probate court, which would terminate the sister's POA. Spouse should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney who handles guardianships.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for California on
Q: Can a tow yard keep my leined car and remove parts or stereo equipment? ?

The car was impounded despite having a moving permit insurance and a failed smog certificate, the tow yard insisted that I could not remove aftermarket stereo that I personally installed which is detachable and not mounted to the vehicle and offered to sell back to me. They removed it. The tow... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 17, 2022

Likely not. Towing laws are fairly strict and you should have the right to get your personal items out of the vehicle, including aftermarket items.

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