Florida Business Law Questions & Answers

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: 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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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
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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Q: The company I worked for had a patent award program. My inventions became active after layoff, is there a legal recourse

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

Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go see an attorney about this. There are not enough facts and any attorney would have to know the whole circumstance and read all relevant documents.

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Q: Is an occasional overnight cabin rental in Tennessee considered a business

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

Answered on Jan 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I think I already gave a response to this question. Go see an accountant.

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Q: How do I stop just anyone filing with state and changing LLC and owning my business? It just happened. NO Reason it!

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Oct 9, 2014

Answered on Dec 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to actually go see an attorney about this problem. This is not a fast food restaurant where you can get what you want to eat right away. The facts need to be learned and legal conclusions made.

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Q: What are fla laws regarding apprenticeship when selling a business ?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 29, 2014

Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What are you asking? When you sell a business, you sell it. Any apprenticeship, I suppose would have to be written into the contract for sale and purchase. How is it that you think the buyer can be forced to continue on with an apprenticeship that you have started?

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Q: Hi there, If I own a food truck in Tampa, can I give away a free beer as long as I offer it to non paying patrons too?

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

Answered on Dec 28, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I think you will be required to get a beer and wine license for that.

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Q: Where can I find the registry of an enterprise in USA

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Nov 26, 2014

Answered on Dec 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
An enterprise? A corporation or a ficticious name? Both are registered with the state government, usually.

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Q: I started a magazine with another person who agreed to just doing the advertising sales while I did everything else. She

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 16, 2014

Answered on Dec 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to actually go see an attorney about this for a full discussion of the issues and negotiating a resolution.

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Q: The 718 only does three things so who do we use now ? We are a non profit Corporation in Boynton Beach, Fl

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 24, 2014

Answered on Dec 26, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Who do you use now? It appears you are referring to the 718 as a person. I need more facts to answer this question.

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Q: Hello I received a lawsuit but my company was closed 1 year ago, the plaintiff involved me individually too, I respond

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on Dec 13, 2014

Answered on Dec 14, 2014

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Keith Petrochko's answer
How was your company closed? Did you file with the state to close it or did you just stop paying for the license? Does the company still have assets? How it was formed may dictate if you are personally responsible for the companies liabilities.

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You need to schedule a consultation with an attorney immediately.

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