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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina on

Q: Started a renovation with no contract just invoice and H/O is suing me for taking too Long DOC NOT SPECIFIED IN INVOICE

I am a corporation and got half the money up front for special order materials. I got the material started the job, delays/issues happened worh other jobs, weather, help not showing etc long story short verbally had agreed with H/O that job would be complete by xyz date and it wasn't so they fired... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

Go to the small claims court and present your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Business Law for North Carolina on

Q: If I own a company (S corp) and we owe $18000 in loans/card debt what happens to the balance when we close the company?

I own an S Corp, we close the office last fall due to lack or work. We have not been able to get it going again and we owe 8k in cards and around 15k on a loan. If we file chapter 7 does the debt the company owed then comes to me, or is it gone with the failed company? As of right now I dont see... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 13, 2019

Unless you signed as a personal obligation on the nite, the debt stays with the s Corp.

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Q: How much does it cost to have a lawyer help me file a complaint for $2000 for a professional service done poorly?

Tim Akpinar answered on May 10, 2019

Your question remains open for four weeks and it's a tough one for an attorney to give you a ballpark figure based on the limited facts here. A North Carolina attorney would likely want to discuss the matter with you in greater detail to determine what happened before they discuss attorney fees... Read more »

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Q: Do you know anything about service agreements?

Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2019

Service agreements tend to be specific to a given matter. They often address the working relationship between the parties involved. They can outline specific duties, conditions, payment terms, etc. A place to start could be to contact a North Carolina attorney to discuss such an agreement.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Legal Malpractice for North Carolina on

Q: What kind of lawyer can a massage therapist go to to create a liability waiver for free information sessions?

Sessions would include education on stretches, self-massage, and self-care. These free sessions are part of advertisement/marketing efforts to build a massage therapy business. Class would take place in libraries, churches, stores, any place that would like to partner with the licensed massage... Read more »

Kelli Y Allen answered on Feb 4, 2019

Your best bet is a business law attorney. A general practitioner who handles civil contracts should have familiarity with those issues as well.

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Q: I need a list of law code I can use in a class trial about who was guilty, what are some basic codes of law I can call?

Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 1, 2018

You’re talking about “who was guilty,” so it sounds like your project involves criminal law. You could look at your state’s penal codes for starters.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for North Carolina on

Q: If I offer a laboratory testing service for supplments will I be liable for injury as a result of inaccurate reports

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

You have exposure. That's why you should have adequate insurance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Employment Law for North Carolina on

Q: Can I file a suit against a business for unfair treatment?

Kirk Angel answered on Oct 8, 2018

Only if you have a legal claim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Contracts for North Carolina on

Q: Non Compete Agreements are they enforcable in NC

Competitor want to hire me at a 12% increase in salary. Company I work for now will not match. We service some of the same customers but in differant capacities. Is the non compete enforcable?

Paige Kurtz answered on Jul 23, 2018

Yes, non-competes are generally enforceable in North Carolina. However, there are certain requirements and it is also a fact-specific analysis. You should certainly have an attorney review the non-compete before taking any action.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on

Q: Can a bar or nightclub serving alcohol report over the mic the locations of all license checks occurring in the area?

Bill Powers answered on Jul 8, 2018

Yes. The bar or nightclub is likely protected by the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution.

BUT, that doesn't mean there couldn't be some other "comeuppance."

If the ABC permitted business provides that information, knowing it is over-serving its patrons or otherwise...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina on

Q: No contract with employer can he block me from doing business with a company after I leave his company?

I'm about to get my electrical license and want to do business with the same company as my present employer

Paige Kurtz answered on Apr 25, 2018

Non-compete clauses are valid in North Carolina. However, they must be in writing and have other requirements. If you don't have a written non-compete clause, then there is no prohibition against competition.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Contracts and Collections for North Carolina on

Q: Can a business avoid paying a debt by giving assets to someone else? (Debt was a mortgage for an investment property).

My girlfriend owns her own business which is incorporated. She's the only employee and works out of our home. We live together. A few years ago, her tech business invested in a coastal property.

1- At the same time, my gf & her ex-husband jointly owned a different property. They'd kept the... Read more »

Paige Kurtz answered on Apr 23, 2018

It depends on the transaction and how it is structured. Generally you can't avoid debts by transferring property and assets to insiders, particularly for no payment. The creditor can file an action to avoid the transfer based on several factors. Thus, if you are tranferring assets, it has to be for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on

Q: What if tenant in retail space declares bankruptcy and is being evicted? How do you evict them? (

Judge granted for judgement of possession (ruled in our) favor but tenant filed for bankruptcy on the 10th day (last day to appeal). Can I still file for a writ of of possession to remove from the property? (I know bankruptcy creates automatic stay but he filed after the judges ruling but before... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Apr 23, 2018

You must petition the bankruptcy judge to terminate the stay as to you. Once the stay is terminated, you can then go back to the eviction judge and get the sheriff to remove them from your property.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for North Carolina on

Q: I ordered 100 gallons of propane gas to be delivered. The gas company delivered 283 gallons. What are my obligations ?

Jake Andrew Snider answered on Apr 19, 2018

It sounds like you've received valuable property by mistake that does not belong to you. At a minimum, you likely at least have an obligation not to use that fuel. If they request to retrieve it, then you probably need to let them do so. For absolute certainty on these questions, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina on

Q: how can you preclude acceptance to just the terms of the offer?

Jake Andrew Snider answered on Apr 19, 2018

I'm afraid this question is a little too vague for you to receive any helpful answers on this site. I recommend contacting a local lawyer who is skilled in drafting and interpreting contracts to provide you with an answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for North Carolina on

Q: I own a small sole-proprietor business. I allowed my daughter to be a signatory on the account because she is a CPA.

This week she went to the bank and embezzled all the money in the account. What recourse do I have?

Jake Andrew Snider answered on Apr 19, 2018

Against the bank, it's doubtful you'll have any recourse. I've reviewed checking account contracts before, and they are massive and buttoned up tight! Still, it cannot hurt to have a commercial attorney provide direct service to you and weigh in.

Against your daughter, you probably have a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina on

Q: If I start my own business, can the company that I work for now block me from getting contacts with the Contractor?

Can my boss call the General Contractor and tell him not to award me any bids?

Jake Andrew Snider answered on Apr 19, 2018

It depends. For one thing, if you plan to continue working for your boss while you start the new business that competes with him, this could be risky. Further, if you have a contract with your boss that contains a non-compete provision or non-solicitation provision, this could also pose a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for North Carolina on

Q: I am starting multiple companies at the same time. Do I need to incorporate each or can the be held as subsides ?

Paige Kurtz answered on Mar 1, 2018

It depends and an attorney would probably need additional information before being able to answer this question. I suggest speaking to an accountant to understand the tax issues first and then speak to an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for North Carolina on

Q: Resigned from job, returned equipment and was given incorrect address, the job wants me to pay again for their mistake.

I resigned from my job and returned their equipment. I fulfilled my obligation and was given the incorrect mailing address (zip code). I called several times with the carrier to correct the mistake and I also informed the manager with a screenshot of the info I was given. They apologized for giving... Read more »

Kirk Angel answered on Feb 20, 2018

This actually is not an employment law question. This is simply a matter of having property that does not belong to you that needs to be return. In general, yes, they can expect you to return their property regardless of the cost or the reason for an additional cost. I recommend you speak to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Probate, Business Law and Estate Planning for North Carolina on

Q: Do I have rights to my dead father's storage building, if someone else is on the lease?

Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jan 31, 2018

If you mean a rental storage unit then you may have rights to the contents if they were his and left to you in a will or otherwise inherited. If you mean it was his storage building but is currently leased to someone, then you would have to negotiate with the leaseholder or wait until the lease... Read more »

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