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Q: I live in Florida and females work in nightclubs who are not licensed and give massages for tips. How is this possible?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a legal question. Nor could it possibly be answered without seeing significantly more factual information including the reason why you are asking this strange question.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Consumer Law and Copyright for Florida on
Q: If you break the terms of service of Google Play Store (concerning Android), and further, Apple (concerning iphone)...

If you break the terms of service of Apple or Google Play Store, and it specifically states in the terms of service,

"If you break any term of this agreement, your right under this license automatically terminates without notice to you",

does that mean that you can never use your... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a legal question. Moreover, while lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe (no one can foretell the future) and unable to opine on your current... Read more »

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Q: Is law enforcement allowed to remove a vehicle stored at a license junkyard if vehicle was reported stolen

The mentioned above vehicle was in mentioned junkyard for two years law enforcement came and removed vehicle from license junkyard without any payment towing fee or storage fees of said two years that vehicle was stored at license junkyard

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 11, 2019

If you are the owner of the junkyard and are hoping to recover some or all the two years of storage fees you can try (1) suing the owner of the vehicle or (2) try suing the city or county law enforcement agency that came and took the car.

You might find it easier to collect from the city...
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Q: Usury laws often cite rules for interest rates. Does a flat fee or some other type of fee, fall into these laws?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 8, 2019

If you are trying to avoid Florida's statutes outlawing usury by calling an exorbitant amount of interest a "loan fee" or a "service fee" or a "service charge" you are advised to stop. Unless you like to be charged with a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Q: My parenter created a sunbiz and im not on it
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Oct 3, 2019

Is that a question?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: Can a wealth management company that specializes in digital assets accept a clients money that is not from the U.S.

The company is an LLC.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 2, 2019

Of course they can; why do you ask?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Collections for Florida on
Q: Do I need to file an exemption for wage garnishment if the wrong SS# was used in the original judgment?

A judgment was filed against me in 2014. I was unemployed and could not pay the credit card. I am now living only on Social Security. The original card owner was my husband but I used the card. The court documents show his social security number as mine. When I tried to call the collection agency... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 5, 2019

You DO need to file an exemption, despite a wrong SSN being listed. You are not required to have an attorney, but it's best that you have one, and you may be able to get a pro bono attorney by contacting your local agency that provides free legal services for the poor. You appear to be in Ocala,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Q: I need to issue 9,000,000 additional shares to my existing 1,000,000 share c-corp in Florida. How can I do that?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 22, 2019

You do it the same way you issued the first one million shares.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: sold small biz last month. if cust are calling me to come back do I have to buy back accts from new owner if hes fired

I sold small lawn business last month. Customers are calling me and complaining about how unhappy they are with the new owner. I want to stay within the law - do I have to buy back the accounts I sold if customers fire new owner? Customers have tried reaching out to new owner and he does not... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 15, 2019

if you are thinking of void the agreement and you have received payment, the oral agreement could be enforced, Unfortunately legally, the situation is out of your hand right now. All you can do is to pursuade another company to receive them.

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Q: I invested in a patent and the inventor passed away. And it's been acquired by pharma holdings, nv. What can I do?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 4, 2019

It depends on what you mean by "invested" in a patent. You mean you have a license to use? If you do, and the patent was acquired by Pharma Holdings, then you should call pharma holding for documents proving their ownership of the patent and act accordingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Florida on
Q: Good Morning, What type of required licenses are required for starting an online business that may come under gambling?

I am orginally from the UK and had this business idea for over two years now I see alot of people online doing this method illegally (well in the UK you need a license to do this). I want to start a business to host these methods legally the business may come under gambling as it would be a hosting... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 30, 2019

Free practical advice offered for the last 41 years to people starting or operating small businesses: Look out.

The main difference between successful small businesses and those that fail within a relatively short period of time is good legal advice. The owners of most successful small...
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3 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can a business put on the fine print of their contract that clients can never post negative reviews online?

And if they do post a negative review can the business sue that client?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 28, 2019

You can put just about anything you want in a contract that is not illegal activity, though there are some clauses that a court may deem to be unenforceable in court for various reasons. The clause you mention is probably enforceable, at least for a reasonable period of time. (A court might not... Read more »

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Q: How long is the qualifier responsible for the business if the business goes under?, Florida

In Florida, a business owner may not necessarily be the license holder in a construction business.

The license holder can "qualify" a company to to the contracting and in turn license the business.

You should be familiar with fs489 to be able to answer my question without needing a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 25, 2019

What do you mean by "the qualifier?" You will also have to give us much more factual info about the KIND of business you are talking about and whether it is incorporated in Florida.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: book keeper billing without any agreement on price?

We recently hired a CPA to get us caught up on back taxes for our small business. The only form that we signed was to allow him to order our tax transcripts. Later, we sent our bank statements. He said that our book keeper would cost us about $5-6000. Now, we have received a bill for $11,000. The... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 22, 2019

You have the right to review all your CPA's bookkeeping documents, time records and other documentary information supporting all the CPA's billings. However, rather than make it look like you are considering going to war over the entire $11,000 you should first willingly pay at least $5,000 of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: Can an assisted living facility say they need to see my bank statement.

It also appears they have opened my mail.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 3, 2019

This is not a legal question. You should talk to some member(s) of your immediate family about what you think may be going on.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: Newly opened Fla. LLC, no assets, no returns, is being sued for liability. Are the owners of LLC personally protected?

We just opened a Florida LLC consisting of two partners. No agreements or any LLC documents were created yet. The LLC has no assets and did not file any returns. There was an incident at the location where we provide services at and our LLC is named in the liability lawsuit. We receive conflicting... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 1, 2019

You should immediately hire a insurance defense lawyer to review all the documents and details before doing anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Business Formation, Business Law and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: US pass through entity gains revenue from services aboard a cruise ship. Does that entity pay US federal and state tax
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 22, 2019

This question needs to be presented to a tax attorney - try to repost, adding Tax Law as a category.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation, Business Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: How to set up a touring company in another country?

Hi, I am trying to start a touring company in Jamaica with my brother. He will be responsible for hiring and securing proper licensing and management of drivers in Jamaica, (already hired one) and I will be in Florida, running the business, banking and marketing end. What would be the best way to... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

Free practical advice offered for the last 41 years to people starting or operating small businesses:

The main difference between successful small businesses and those that fail within a relatively short period of time is good legal advice. The owners of most successful small businesses...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: What do I have to do to put a condo I own in Florida into a LLC from Purto Rico
Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Jun 14, 2019

You really will need to get hold of a Florida Business Attorney. The LLC would have to be registered with the Florida Department of State for starters. Then you would need to look into all the details related to the property, insurance (is there a problem once it is transferred into an LLC),... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Q: For an LLC in Florida... can the name of the company be XYZ Ltd. with Ltd being the designation of an LLC.

I know FL Stat. 608.406 1(a) states, "The world 'limited' may be abbreviated as "ltd." but I am not sure if that means as part of writing out Limited Liability Company, or if it can be used as the designation completely. Thanks

Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on Jun 12, 2019

The Revised Florida Limited Liability Act is found in Florida Statutes Chapter 605. Section 605.0112 of the Act provides that the name of a Florida limited liability company must contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or “LLC.” The abbreviation "Ltd"... Read more »

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