Florida Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is an investor liable for prior debts of a Florida LLC that were acquired prior to their investment?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jun 25, 2015

Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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You should go see a business law attorney with all the necessary facts so that the attorney can come to an opinion based upon all the facts, not just what you have written.

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Q: How to structure my llc single member or managed member?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jun 20, 2015

Answered on Jun 22, 2015

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The insight you need is to go see a business attorney for specifically tailored legal advice.

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Q: Does a company established in Cayman Island need a physical office there to be legal (not just p.o box)?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Jun 8, 2015

Answered on Jun 9, 2015

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Wouldn't that depend not on the law in FL, but on the law there?

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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: I pay monthy child support and florida also takes my take my state and fed returns. can i start a small business.

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

Answered on Jan 26, 2015

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You have not provided enough facts about the circumstances. The best thing to do is go see a family attorney about your problems with child support.

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Q: BUSINESS INFO ON OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS

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

Answered on Jan 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Legal or illegal? I need many more facts than what you wrote. Get to a family attorney. He can be forced to produce all relevant financial information in a divorce case. Demand letters can be written by an attorney.

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