District of Columbia Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Should we merge our companies or just change the name?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
Pawnee Ann Davis' answer
Changing the name would have no effect. So, I would advise you make the businesses one business. You have not said what type of business Company A is. But should they have the same or similar purposes it should be fine. However, I do urge you to consult with an attorney so that he or she can get more details to be certain they are advising you correctly.

Q: Store charging my card without my permission

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Apr 12, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
They would need your permission to charge your debit card. You can report the matter to the police and to your bank. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Having more than 10% of a corps shares, is one always considered an affiliate regardless of the holding period?

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: https://www.sec.gov/reportspubs/investor-publications/investorpubsrule144htm.html

See: https://media2.mofo.com/documents/faqrule144_145.pdf

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following...

Q: I'm selling makeup online on my website but not real brands just from china, is it okay or i'm going to have troubles?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Make sure you're not violating any intellectual property rights and that you're properly licensed to sell such items. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...

Q: How can I get back my money paid for a service that I never used?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for District of Columbia on
Answered on Dec 15, 2016
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Looks like the contract you signed says no refunds. It's important to let an attorney review it for you in full. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Q: What damages are awarded if a cooperative board of Directors did not abide by a court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Dec 9, 2016
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You're not providing a lot of necessary facts here, yet you're asking for a specific answer. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Q: What does business affiliation in a state mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Dec 9, 2016
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
It sounds like you're dealing with a jurisdiction question, which can be complicated. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Q: Can invoices be used to prove special damages in the US? Any Court of Appeal Authorities on the same?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 28, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Could be, depending the situation, but this is too hypothetical to be helpful (not even knowing the nature of the claims or damages). A local lawyer can advise based on your specific situation.

Q: Can a foreign national be a partner to my LLC

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 28, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
You may want to ask this under immigration.

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