I want to be sure I’m protected if the buyer defaults, or fails to maintain the business. The business is a franchised restaurant so there standards that need to be maintained. If the agreement includes a down payment, would I retain it as well?
There is always some level of risk involved in every business transaction. Providing owner financing and the nature of the franchise relationship will need to be taken into account. You can't eliminate risk, but you can manage risk by contemplating these issues in an asset purchase...Read more »
Assuming that the lienholder has a valid financial grievance against you, like for not paying your obligations to them as you agreed, the answer is yes. Lienholders do not have to wait for someone else to initiate repossession proceedings to protect their liens.
They were sent a contract to hold the date via docusign, contract states it is only valid with full signature AND receipt of deposit. Deposit is only accepted via zelle, paypal and venmo(certified checks are for businesses only). They signed the contract - and didn't send the deposit... Read more »
Contract with the purpose of committing fraud is void. Therefore, I would not worry about some signed and illegal piece of paper. I would block them so that they cannot contact you again. And most certainly, do not initiate any more contact with them.
The change in the agent's address shall be reported "promptly". The required reports are to be filed under penalty of perjury (See Florida Statute 605.0205 (3)), so intentionally filing false information could in theory be a crime. And of course, if a court summons is attempted to...Read more »
I hired a business broker in May to sell by business. For the last 3.5 months he has not done anything to sell my business. He hadn’t posted it on the BusinessMLS or BizBuySell. Nowhere. When I discussed my frustrations he gave me a song and dance and then told me that it’s just slow during the... Read more »
A leasing company has deceived us out of 5k. The funds were paid in order to receive the keys to move in. We were not able to accrue the full amount so the company canceled. I was told over the phone and text that we would be refunded in 30 days, now they are saying otherwise. This was July 6th.... Read more »
My husband and I entered into a rent to own contract 3 years ago. We have followed the contract faithfully, including paying all property taxes for the last 3 years on the home and sending a certified letter of intent to buy before the due date on the contract. The property is owned by a company... Read more »
You need to contact an attorney who handles contracts, business litigation, or real estate disputes and present them with all of the agreements and/or contracts concerning the property/sale, as well as the information for the property so that the attorney can research the property's chain of...Read more »
It depends on a couple of things. First, what does the operating agreement say about the withdrawal of members. If there is no operating agreement, then the withdrawal has to comply with Florida's LLC act. This isn't an expensive thing for a business lawyer to do, but you should really...Read more »
I bought into a company that claimed they were going to teach me how to be successful in a business and would provide coaching from people who had done the business. They claimed they had already worked out the kinks and would teach me to use their system and all I had to do was follow it. It did... Read more »
If you convey facts that are 100% truthful, your statements do not constitute unlawful defamation. However, you are correct that "anyone can sue anyone". Are you prepared to spend many thousands of dollars to defend yourself (with an attorney)? All the other party has to do is to file...Read more »
Insurance company stated that they are not obligated nor legally allowed to pay for insurance on the rental. When someone else hits you and their insurance is reimbursing you. It seems as though they should also pay for the insurance on the rental. Is the insurance company telling me a bs story or... Read more »
I have a client that has done this as a franchisee. You have to find a location and negotiate a master lease with the landlord with the landlord understanding that you will be subdividing and subleasing the premises to various subtenants. You need to check that the zoning will allow the intended...Read more »
The paper restricts all HVAC jobs, both as an owner and employee for a 50-mile radius of a territory where he makes the most money. Im scared to sign it. It's an entire year id be unable to work in the industry if I left for any reason.
I have been giving the wrong material on a construction material based on their expertise, only 80% correct I returned the 20% defection material that they kept and then their charge me additional $300. for the correct material that they made the mistake on, that they should have included in the... Read more »
Your inquiry is a bit unclear on the amount in dispute. If I understand correctly, you are disputing a $300 overcharge. For that amount or any amount under $1,000, it's probably not worthwhile for an attorney to take your case UNLESS there is a way for the attorney to make money by way of a...Read more »
If he is suing the LLC, and not you, it appears that he is not attempting to go after you personally. That's what "LLC" means, "limited liability company"; in other words, you are not personally liable for the debts of the company.
I am deciding whether to sign an agreement between myself and a bank for card processing services. The merchant agreement states there is an early termination fee, but I was able to get the bank to agree to waive the fee via email. If I sign this agreement as written but retain a copy of that... Read more »
I had a small pet sitting gig where I offer pet sitting services. I was contacted by a gentleman to overnight pet sit for 10 days (06/17 - 06/26). We agreed, he paid me 80% up front. (No contract signed, no witness to the agreement) My partner and I stayed from 06/17 - 06/19, and I stayed by myself... Read more »
It appears that he is threatening to tell people bad things about you, not physically attack you or anything like that. Arguably it's a threat to defame (slander) you. Could you sue him if he did? I probably wouldn't bother.
Why should you care if the police won't make a...Read more »
If the members have decided to dissolve the LLC, you should have a resolution contained in a Consent of Members in Luie of a Special Meeting signed by all members. You can then check the appropriate box.
Contractor recommended this too big unit and could not get it to work correctly in our home. We received a refund of all monies paid however the contractor has not picked up the unit since returning our money 3 months ago. Can we legally sell this or give it away? Technically we do not own this... Read more »
Florida Statutes Chapter 713 governs construction liens in Florida and allows contractors to obtain liens on real property and also allows materialmen to obtain liens on real property so it is possible that the contractor or its supplier could obtain a lien on the real property. Therefore, the...Read more »
My daughter has been with this daycare for 4 years and this is her last summer camp with them. We need to take her out for financial reasons and we gave them a two week notice but since we signed a paper and initialed for the entire summer they are saying we have to pay for the entire summer. Can... Read more »
Whether the business would have a valid claim against you depends on the applicability and validity of the contract language at issue, as well as the validity of the entire contract. Therefore, it would be best for you to schedule a consultation with an attorney handling contract disputes. If the...Read more »
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