The idea is pretty straightforward: It would be a platform that allows for firms or individual lawyers to post meritorious cases in need of funding, once a case is posted investors will be able to browse through them and pledge money to cases they think will yield them a future ROI. The value I see... View More
Your idea falls within the realm of litigation finance, a growing field that faces various ethical and legal considerations, including the potential for champerty or maintenance. Transparency and thorough due diligence would be essential in structuring your platform to ensure it complies with the...View More
The size is governed by your local zoning laws. I do not beleive that the NC Alchololic Beverage Commission has any minimum size regulation. You also have to obtain a Federal permit before you can get the North Carolina permit.
You can find information about the permitting process at...View More
Didn't pay me . Told me he would press charges if I contacted him . I priced the job at $3,000 I was only 2 hours from being done the next day of when I called the next day he complained and told me not to come back now he refuses to pay for the work that has been completed
Send the homeowner a demand letter for the amount owed for work done so far and the value of the tools that he has in his possession. State that he may return the tools to you within 5 days and if he returns them in the same condition they were in with no damage, he will still owe you $x for the...View More
Given that you have obtained the rights to the characters from the artist, you have the legal authority to negotiate with the convention regarding the use of these characters on their materials and merchandise. If the convention refuses to cooperate, you may explore legal options, such as sending a...View More
The name I selected is Department of health and medicine. In the about us section of the website, I have a disclaimer, saying that we are not a government organization. I am not making money from this website yet, but I plan to in the future. The LLC name is completely different so I will be DBA... View More
Based on the information you provided, there is certainly a possibility that you could run into issues with that name. The best way to avoid receiving a cease and desist letter is to perform a comprehensive clearance search of the name before putting it in use. A proper search will reveal any...View More
The requirement for three unrelated directors is not a hard and fast rule. It is true that the IRS's Technical Guidance (the internal document that IRS uses to guide its revenue agents if they find themselves auditing a 501(c)(3)) teaches their agents that a small board of related people might...View More
While 501(c)(3) status is a common and often preferred option for starting an animal shelter or rescue organization, there are other ways to establish a nonprofit entity in North Carolina. Here are a couple of alternative options:
(1) Fiscal Sponsorship: Another option is to seek fiscal...View More
North Carolina courts have generally held that late fees must be reasonable and not excessive, and should generally relate to the actual damages suffered by the contractor for late payment. If you plan to add late fees to your invoices, you should make sure that the fees are clearly disclosed in...View More
I worked for a video production company in Charlotte, NC for about 5 years. I recall signing a noncompete when I first started, although I remember it only being a few lines of text. I no longer have the copy of it. I've started my own video production company, and I'm wondering what are... View More
Most non-competes either define competition or at least give examples of what would constitute competition. So, the agreement itself sets the expectations for what you will and won't do. However, a non-compete can be unenforceable for various reasons, including prohibiting too much conduct...View More
I custom ordered a vehicle was I was working in Massachusetts. The vehicle build took five months but it arrived at the dealership and I financed it. Friday I paid Safemile Auto transport to deliver the vehicle from the dealership to my driveway. The receipt says pick up on Friday, delivery by end... View More
The purpose of a nonprofit is to provide resources or other support to a specific group of people who need the resources and support. To be approved for nonprofit status, a business or organization must describe its mission to the government. Then the government will decide whether the mission is...View More
Senior stockholder has kept company afloat, and now wants to liquidate some assets. Today he referred to me as president of the company to a prospective buyer, when I have not agreed to serve or been asked to serve in that capacity. I am under contract as a Consultant.
I have a UCC lien and lien enforcement called and threatened to come to my residence. There was a limited personal guarantee that states they would be allowed in terms of a default to review the assets. The company has been making this threat every two months or so but it is now weekly. They left a... View More
It's difficult to address this in an online forum. Many facts are missing. It smells like scam to me. "UCC Liens and Enforcement" is supposedly the name of the collector? Have they sent you anything in writing at all? If not, another red flag of scam, including the threatening phone...View More
I purchased a business and the owner of the business i purchased sold me some equipment that was under a lease and had not been paid off. The owner of that business never told the lease company or paid a payment...
The attorney who handled your acquisition should have considered this in your PSA. If it was a stock sale, as opposed to an asset purchase, the business is likely the lessee on the capital equipment lease for the equipment included in the sale of the business. Check your due diligence file for...View More
This is only a Q&A forum where members of the public can post legal questions and attorneys can provide legal information. To connect with an attorney to assist with a legal matter, you might try searching the directory and reaching out to someone directly. Good luck!
I rented unit about 15y ago. Storage facility has been sold twice to new companies. Neither owner had me sign a new contract. Does the originally contract stand? Also, they've raised the rent 3x in last 2 years with NO 30 days notice like before. Contracts states 30 day notice must be... View More
I would have to review your old lease, but that is likely the one that is now in effect. The bill could be construed as notice, but once again, I would have to review the lease. I would probably sue in small claims court but understand that you will likely never see any of the money.
Giving a false and misleading statement about the value of an item to induce someone to buy it can be illegal. Additionally, most reputable auctions use independent experts to assess the value of auction items, rather than relying on the word of the seller.
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