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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I am a small business owner who rents a building in Missouri my landlord is owed money for last months rent he said

If I don't pay him now he's locking up my businessis this even legal

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 5, 2021

It is unlawful for your landlord to engage in “self help” by changing the locks.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Missouri on
Q: My rent to own agreement may not abide to the MO. Laws and Statues required for the type of agreement that it is.

The written agreement was supposed to be revised by an legal representative after my tenant and I agreed to all the terms that we wrote. Neither parties had any exsperienceing in writing a legalized lease and we both agreed that our agreement was going to be given to an licensed agent to be... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa answered on Oct 30, 2021

I recommend that you have an attorney review the agreement to determine if it is enforceable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I need a translator to transclude a contract

If bifurcation is a breach of contract

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Sep 20, 2021

Your post is not well written. I think you need some help.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Missouri on
Q: Is there a lawyer i can get to look at at a contract to see if its fair. For free are will I be charge.

It a Operating Agreement want to make sure my son is making the right desion

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 9, 2021

Any lawyer with contract experience could assist. I don’t see why an attorney would perform such work for free. It shouldn’t cost you more than an hour of attorney time for a short contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Copyright for Missouri on
Q: Hi! I have a business that sells t-shirts with pictures of historical figures on them. Does this break licensing laws?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on May 14, 2021

Depends on where you are getting the figures from and how old they are.

Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: I was wanting to start a small Business reselling Tv show stickers I buy from Amazon but I am unsure if I am allowed.
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 15, 2020

you always run some risk.

you should consult an attorney.

just because it is sold through Amazon does not mean it is a properly licensed product and that you can resell them

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: is it illegal to keep my name on business loan of business I was bought out of?

my husband sold his part of a business to other partner but his name was on the business loan and was not removed and he also had life insurance policy used as collateral on that loan in his name only at this business. He died of cancer and that life insurance policy in his name only was used to... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 8, 2020

My condolences for the loss of your husband. The buyout of his interest was a contractual obligation. If you are uncertain, have an attorney review the contract to see if it required the other party to refinance the loan so that your husband was no longer a guarantor. It’s not a matter of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: How much does it cost to get a full liquor license in Illinois/Missouri?

I want to open up a bar and grill in either Missouri or Illinois or both. How do much would it cost in either state and what's the process? Will i need to take classes? And what's the best business structure to go with?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Sep 8, 2020

There are several types of liquor licenses in Missouri. The type you get will depend on many factors. You will have to apply for the license, pay the fees, purchase a bond, at a minimum. It is a process that takes time, including a background check and fingerprint check.

The format of your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: A family member would like to use one of my apartments (i am an owner occupant of a 4plex) for "office space".

I'm sure it's for tax purposes. How would I, or should I, do this? Thanks!

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Jul 31, 2020

If you think it is fraudulent, stay far away from it. But if they are really going to use the space and pay rent, I don’t see a problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Ive got a case against me for deceptive business practices.

My fathet and i ran a small busineas together where we dealt with many clients sending us (animals they harvested) in return we taxidermied them and sent them back to them.if i told a client their animal was done and ready to ship back, they sent us a check, i in return told them we would ship... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 29, 2020

I don’t know what you mean about the state trying to charge you. It either has or hasn’t charged you. If the latter then you should hire an attorney to defend the lawsuit. It would be the state’s burden to establish culpability on your end.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Contracts for Missouri on
Q: Can I sue a financial institution for tortious interference involving a contract/ and or breach of contract?

The bank used to obtain a loan for my company shut my debit card off and blocked access to funds needed to conduct my daily business operations due to my business partner and I having a disagreement. He used his connections at the bank to pull this stunt off. The account was clearly a joint... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jun 29, 2020

It sounds like your business is the accountholder and that it be the party with standing to file any lawsuit. It also sounds like you and your partner are not going to agree on whether to pay an attorney thousands of dollars to sue the bank. You should carefully review the depository agreement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Me and my business partner had a disagreement. And he told me that I was out and he was taking control of company?

I want him to buy out my 50% of the company the name and the reputation I worked very very hard to build! He brought no knowledge or anything except himself and half the money for ins. The tools purchased he payed for his I paid for mine only couple things were purchased thru company or with... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 27, 2020

Your formative documents control. Have an attorney review them.

Unless you and your business partner come to agreement you’ll spend a lot litigating.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a none compete be over turned by the declaration of independence?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 25, 2020

I have no idea what your question means. Non-competition agreements are generally enforceable but they can be challenged depending on their terms. If the situation is important to you then you ought to hire an attorney to review the contract and give you advice. These agreements often have... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Is getting paid under the table illegal

I didn't agree to getting paid under the table also they only paid me $100 for 50hours

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Apr 20, 2020

Being paid or paying a contractor in cash is not illegal.

Failure to report income is illegal.

Failure to classify a worker properly is illegal (not in the criminal sense per se but it is a violation of the tax code).

If you were misclassified as a contractor when you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: How to avoid or win credit card disputes from the customer? I have a small business.

We print custom t-shirt & embroider on shirts. We printed 200 piece t-shirts for this customer, customer verified and picked up. Customer disputed charges with her credit card company (reason: defective print). We ask customer to bring the shirts back by responding to her dispute case but she... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Apr 15, 2020

With this particular customer if the disputed amount is less than $5000 you can file a small claims case to recover your loss. You can use an attorney’s services in small claims but you are not required to have an attorney.

As far as contract language goes, you should have the customer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Are there any cases about weights and measures in the U.S?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 14, 2020

Your question is very vague. You can do a free search of cases on Google Scholar for those words.

https://scholar.google.com/

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: I owner financed a salon from the previous owner. She filed bankruptcy and I was told to continue making payments to a

Trustee. Wouldn't this negate our purchase agreement with her? Should I still have to pay?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Mar 19, 2020

Whether the sellers bankruptcy is a breach of the contract to purchase will depend on the contract language. Generally, however, the bankruptcy trustee will stand in the shoes of the seller in enforcing the contract and unless bankruptcy is specifically addressed as a breach in the contract... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Missouri on
Q: If licensed daycare closes due to coronavirus are we required to pay full tuition for full time facility is closed?

I have read the financial agreement signed and it states "parents have financial responsibility for those rare days daycare is closed to catastrophic events. The legal definition of catastrophic events references natural and man made disasters not pandemics. This is the only thing I've... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 16, 2020

The answer to your question would depend upon how the court construes the definition of a "catostrophic event." Now one will be able to tell you with certainly how a court would construe the definition. For example, how is a "man-made disaster" defined? You are free to sue in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: What is the legal time frame for a merchant to return your deposit if a deal falls through?

There was a commercial kitchen for sale. It was technically only the equipment. The space has to be rented separately but you couldn’t take the equipment from the space. The price was $25,000 with a required down payment of $5,000. For the deal to work you have to be approved by the landlord... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Mar 14, 2020

If the contract doesn’t provide a time frame you’ll have to file suit to get your money back. Small claims court has a maximum jurisdiction of $5000. You may use an attorney if you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Q: I live in Missouri. I hired an electrician from Arkansas to re-do all the electric in my campground 9 months ago. I have

Paid him now he wont finish the job. What can i do to get my money back so i can pay someone else to finish?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 16, 2020

First, exhaust your efforts to get paid without hiring an attorney. If that doesn't work and enough money is at issue hire an attorney. Most attorneys could send a letter and many could file suit if necessary.

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