Florida Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: How to ask permission from a website to use their product photos to sell the same products on a different platfrom.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

This type of advice will be best to obtain from a lawyer you hire versus this question and answer blog. You likely need to speak with a copyright attorney and or an international law attorney as your question brings into play both types or areas of law.
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Q: Long story, it short: I hosted my e-commerce website for at least a decade until this year and then my host dropped me.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

Your situation is too complex to be answered via this online forum. You need to consult with an attorney in your area to get specific advice on what your options are.
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Q: breach of contract

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

There is no way to answer this question without first reading the contract.

You need to consult with an attorney in your area and ask these questions of that attorney after they review the contract.
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Q: I have signed a contract on 8/11 for Buying a business location. I want to cancel the contract for misrepresentation.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

There is no way to give you advice about a contract online when we do not have the ability to review the contract.

You need to consult with an attorney in your area to get specific advice after the attorney reviews all the information that you reference and the written documents.

Good luck.
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Q: Hi do i have to pay a taxes if i have a web store

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Many places in the United States have sales &/or use taxes which might apply.
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Q: As an 18 year old Florida resident, would I be allowed to purchase alcohol online from a Puerto Rican based source?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Internet Law, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

The concept of illegality of POSSESSION of alcohol has escaped you. If you go to PR to possess and drink it, you are fine. In FL, it is illegal for you to possess it, in your hands or in your body.
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Q: I was a sub contractor. I signed a non compete. Was then hired by the same company to come on as a regional manager

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

there is not a way to answer for sure without reading your original non compete.

I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your area to go over the non compete that was signed and to discuss in detail the new position ect to determine if the original agreement might still apply.
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Q: Letter writing fee to notify a party that the amount & location of inclaimed funds due have been verified.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

PleSe resubmit your question. It is unclear what you are asking. You need a little more background deatail.
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Q: Will I be able to use the likeness of presidents and celebrities for an app as characters. I would not use their names.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017

You should repost this question under the heading of intellectual property and copyright law. That will likely get you better answers from attorneys that deal with intellectual property rights.
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Q: Question about Counseling laws

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

Short answer is yes. The "in's and Out's". Most likely under the umbrella of being a pastor of a church versus the a Christian counsellor.

I suggest that you consult with an attorney to work through the logistics first.
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Q: last employer was arrested for working without a medical license.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Answered on Aug 1, 2017

Simply not enough facts to say for sure. Typically the law violation would be against the party who failed to be properly licensed. It would be fact specific if the agency that arrested your employer also were to bring charges against you as well. However, if you were doing the type of work allowed for you to do I would not think that they would be looking at you for any issue. Unfortunately there is just no way to tell.
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Q: Question regarding LLC paying an independent subcontractor for services who has a F1 Visa Status

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Your question is too complex of a legal issue to answer via this type of forum.

You might try speaking with his immigration attorney or consult with a immigration attorney on your own.

You might also speak with your accountant as well as this transaction will ultimately go through your tax return.
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Q: If I had a ADA agreement in place to come back to work and it was not honored. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

If you are saying that you have an ADA agreement that allows you to return to work and your employer will not honor the agreement or will not allow you to return to work, then you need to immediately hire an ADA attorney to go after the employer for non compliance with the agreement.
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Q: We received an adverse claim regarding the 3,106,000 shares of SFRX.What can I do

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Broker Fraud, Business Law and Securities Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

You need the services of an attorney who works for you, not the other party. I don't know why you were required to pay the other party's attorney, but it may be something in the contract. Your attorney can review the whole matter and advise you.
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Q: As a small business owner, are there any legal issues surrounding donating a portion of my proceeds to a cause?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Education Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If you want a deduction for federal tax purposes, you need to get, from the program to which you will be donating, a copy of an IRS determination that the program qualifies under section 501 (c) (3) (or other such subsection).
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Q: If my friend opens a business and hires me can the IRS take money from the business being I owe back child support

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

The IRS would not take your money for back child support. The Department of children and Families would be the entity that would come after you for back child support, assuming that it is owed in Florida. The IRS is federal and DCF is state of Florida. They are both government but not the exact same government.
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Q: What types of business transactions require an attorney to complete?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 9, 2017

Your question is simply too broad to answer. I suggest that you ask a more specific question.
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Q: Can a foreigner with a b1b2 visa open a business while visitting America and then change status after making profit?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Employment Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 9, 2017

You need to consult with an immigration attorney on this question.
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Q: A country club whose fiscal year is Oct. to Sept has a club minimum to spend at restaurant.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 28, 2017

I'm not actually sure what your question is, but it sounds like you have some type of contract that requires you to spend a set amount of money at the club yearly or you get some type of penalty. I suggest that you look at that contract for the answer. I would have no idea how to answer your question without reading the contract.

You need to consult with an attorney in your area.
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Q: If I hire an independent contractor for my business, do they have to be legally authorized to work in the United States?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

Your question probably needs to be asked to a lawyer or accountant who handles employment tax issues.

The main issue that I see is that you are required to withhold taxes for a standard employee but the employee seeking to work as an independent contractor may be an effort by the employee to circumvent paying taxes as he or she likely does not have valid credentials to work in the US much less be in the US lawfully.

I suggest that you do further research with a tax...
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