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Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am a contractor in Florida and 1 of our subcontractors hired our sales guy behind my back. Any recourse on Sub?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not know without having a full discussion with you about this.

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Q: Do owners receiving guaranteed payments need to complete Form I-9?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have given no facts regarding this. I cannot answer without more facts. What is the name of the form besides I-9 that you are talking about? Have you asked an accountant?

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Q: what is the California law code for enforcement of joint venture agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on May 12, 2015

Answered on May 16, 2015

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Andy Chen's answer
There's no way to answer this question. The agreement is most likely a written contract. You'd have to sue on it to enforce it just like you would any other contract.

Andy

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Q: What to do about a business partner in breach of contract

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Rhode Island on May 4, 2015

Answered on May 12, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
If you can't resolve the problems between you, it may be time to meet with an attorney and discuss your legal remedies.

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Q: I am buying all the shares of a Pennsylvania corporation. Assets include real estate and a going concern.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on Feb 19, 2015

Answered on Apr 27, 2015

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Mark Scoblionko's answer
You should be consulting with a lawyer. If you do, you will likely be advised to have what you refer to as a "real estate closing." Clearly, the title needs to be searched and you would be best advised to have a new, or updated, policy of title insurance. Is the property free and clear or is there a mortgage? If there is a mortgage, will you be refinancing or trying to take over the existing mortgage? A lawyer will check to see if the mortgage is assignable, as the sale of the corporate...

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Q: Sued one partner but Partnership cannot pay my judgement, what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 27, 2014

Answered on Apr 18, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Any attorney needs to know all the facts to answer this question.

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Q: Can an employee name himself CEO legally without it being in the company minutes?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 11, 2014

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No. Corporate formalities must be followed. Read the by-laws of the corporation.

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Q: I have a Nevada LLC, a Nevada Registered agent,planing to do business in Florida. How do we become a legal entity in Fl.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Apr 18, 2014

Answered on Apr 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Talk to an attorney and an accountant about these matters. You probably have to at least get a registered agent in the state of Florida to do business here.

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Q: Is it normal to have a clause for mandatory buyback of minority partner in a LLC operating agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Mar 5, 2015

Answered on Mar 6, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go get a business lawyer to look into this matter.

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Q: I dissolved a partnership and had a verbal agreement that the partners would not operate at the same location.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jul 12, 2014

Answered on Mar 2, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Things like this must be reduced to writing. They are impossible to enforce if they are not.

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Q: How protected am I with a contract between me and another American that resides in Thailand?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You know what? You have asked an attorney to tell you how protected you are under a proposed contract, without giving the attorney the opportunity to read the contract. The only thing I can say is that it is a loan and you are as protected as the documents say.

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Q: If I've signed a non-disclosure agreement but wasn't given a copy of it and it wasnt witnessed by anyone is it legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 16, 2015

Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I cannot say whether the agreement is legal or not without actually reading it. Get a copy right away.

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Q: what is considered legal business days in Florida

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 15, 2015

Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The context is not known, it is usually monday through friday, business days that is.

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Q: Partner agreement with proxy shareholder

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Feb 6, 2015

Answered on Feb 9, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You are asking someone to stand as a 30% owner of a closely held business without making an investment? Just a fake shareholder with no rights? It is what it is and in my opinion, you are setting yourself up for a breaking of the corporate shield. In order to get your question answered what you should do is to actually go see an attorney. If it is important enough to you to do it right, you should be willing to spend the money to actually get legal advice on this, and other subjects. What you...

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Q: CPA/Trust Fund/Dissolution

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Aug 2, 2014

Answered on Feb 2, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You asked this question many months ago, when what you needed to do then was actually go see an attorney for a full and frank discussion about this.

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Q: what is the backstory for the ex parte siebold 100 u.s. 371 (1879) case?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on Jan 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
I apologize but I have never heard of this ~ do you have more details such as a proper case name where a person can look up the information and research?

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Q: Can we apply for master license?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on Jan 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you want to apply for some sort of license (I can't tell from your question what type of business you are in), then go to the Georgia Secretary of State and they should be able to guide you in how you apply for a certain type of license in GA.

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