answered on Mar 2, 2023
If you believe that your lender has incorrectly applied a payment to the principal without properly bringing down the balance, you should contact your lender directly to discuss the issue and request an explanation. It is possible that there may have been a mistake or a misunderstanding that can be... Read more »
I have published newsletters previously, The previous management company's provided the mailing list. The current management company will not. Am I entitled as a owner, to the home-owner mailing list for that particular purpose?
answered on Mar 2, 2023
The answer to this question will depend on the specific rules and regulations of your condominium association. Typically, condominium associations are governed by bylaws and regulations that outline how the association operates, including how information is shared and distributed to unit owners.... Read more »
A reputable online fashion brand
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Yes, there are legal requirements that you need to consider when starting an online fashion brand. Here are a few important steps to take:
Choose a business structure: You will need to decide on a legal business structure for your brand, such as a sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation.... Read more »
my company name in Illinois is also the name of a company in another state. any recourse?
answered on Jan 25, 2023
The issue is the infringement of a trade name. Is your name registered with the USPTO? or anywhere? Is their name registered? If not, you need to get registered, if possible. There are some issues. However, there are some claims for rights that are common law. You may need a legal consultation.... Read more »
Lease and rent are current and up to date.
answered on Jan 23, 2023
This seemingly is a landlord-tenant issue. However, as a practical matter for business, if you have already signed a lease and been in it for 3 years, this appears to be out of their right to request.
However, I can see it making sense in two scenarios: if you have fallen behind and there... Read more »
I am wondering about legal protection and how it works with legal issues. If an issue surfaces and you have multiple LLCs do they all get called into court since your name as a member is on all of them - is there really any more legal protection with a LLC vs ones that already exist?
answered on Dec 23, 2022
No, the LLCs are separate, if you have kept them separate with different bank accounts, addresses, etc.
If your new product can be protected because of its new process (it does something that no other product does) perhaps your protection is not from the type of structure but in... Read more »
Our school usually operates by training grants or direct training paid by other agencies training grants. Students rarely pay for tuition themselves. We serve low skilled, low-income individuals. It is a main part of the services we provide (especially as we pursue programmatic grants with... Read more »
answered on Dec 11, 2022
To answer your first question, "can a nonprofit operate a for-profit," there is nothing that prohibits this and it happens fairly frequently. Depending on the details, the for-profit enterprise can be a wholly- or majority-owned subsidiary of the nonprofit. You will want to be very... Read more »
Know All Men By These Presents, That I/we the undersigned, for the sole and only consideration of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine 50/100 (1,709.50) paid to me/us in hand by ABC Corp, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hereby release and discharge, and by these presents do hereby... Read more »
answered on Nov 26, 2022
It seem like ABC corporation wants to pay you $1,709.50 for a release and discharge for some damaged they caused you. This release is a legally binding agreement used to protect ABC Corporation from having you bring further legal action against them for a number of reasons. They want to close... Read more »
answered on Oct 30, 2022
A properly drafted construction agreement should have termination provisions. Start by reading the contract and be aware of your notice and termination obligations. Any contract case requires that you show offer, acceptance, consideration, duty, breach and damages. Remember that in the case of... Read more »
business. Business has been around for 37 years. We want to apply for 501c3 status to diversify our income and open up our services to more contracts and help more people. Currently, mostly are federal grants and we haven't earned profit in years.
answered on Sep 13, 2022
This may be easier than you think. If you want to convert a profit corporation to a non-profit organization all you need to do is complete Illinois Form EOA 205 (provided by the Illinois Secretary of State- a one page form) and send two copies of the completed form to the Secretary of State with... Read more »
I am creating a product (a stand for giant marquee letters) for my company that uses someone else's patented magnet as a component. What type of copyright/patent permissions, if any, do I need from the magnet company?
answered on Sep 10, 2022
Note that I am not licensed in Illinois, and that none of the answers to questions in this forum should be considered legal advice.
You may need a license from the company that owns the patent and any other intellectual property rights, but maybe not if you simply buy the other... Read more »
What would I need in order to open a taco truck and sell food.
answered on Aug 26, 2022
The first thing you need is a lawyer. You need a lawyer that represents small business who can guide you through the hurdles of setting up an LLC, obtaining permits and licenses, and all the stuff that goes along with being in business.
We are hiring truck drivers for our company and want to hold $125 week out of their pay (for repairs or abandonment) until they hit $1,000- $3,000k. Would this have to be in a escrow account? The money will be in the account for the duration of their employment.
answered on Aug 11, 2022
Corp account escrow or not? Can you provide some details on the issue?
Was the court ruling correct or incorrect
answered on Aug 2, 2022
Good day, thank you for sending us the question but can you give us more specifics?
The business (A clothing company) didn't generate any profit and we have agreed to dissolve the series LLC, Web P, social media page etc, but it does leave us with the IP of the designs that we independently created.
Neither of us were paid employees or hired to create our own designs... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2022
There are several factors here, and a thorough review of the LLC and Operating Agreement would be needed, as well as a full understanding of exactly how and when each design was created. I’m an IP Attorney, and would be happy to have a free consultation and see how I can help your legal needs.... Read more »
We didn’t make a contract. We worked for a month and a half now but we fell into a disagreement and she left and won’t respond to my calls. I’ve been working alone without even paying myself. How do I proceed from here when she won’t respond to any of my messages and calls.
answered on Jan 26, 2022
If there’s no agreement, just move forward as if the salon is yours. She has no interest since she provided no investment.
Can I change the name of my current LLC and later reopen a new LLC with my current name? Or would the name be unavailable? Example: changing my current LLC named "Blue" (that sells clothes) into a new name "red" (and be a completely different business model). In a couple years... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2021
The simple answer is "Yes", as long as that name is still available and no one else has taken it. Once you change the name from Red to Blue, the name Red will be available and someone else might take it. Some states allow you to reserve a company name for a fee. For instance, Delaware... Read more »
I am part of a labor union in Illinois. Since COVID, we have lost many co-workers and applicants to higher-paying non-union jobs in our field. Our contract is not up until January, but if it keeps going this way, we will have no labor force left by then because we cannot stay competitive pay-wise.... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2021
This is a contract law question. Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries. Whenever BOTH parties to a contract WANT to make a changes (irrespective of reason), they certainly may.
The Union's response should be "Your hands are NOT tied... Read more »
answered on Oct 11, 2021
Short answer: No. The reg states that no advertisement to aid, promote, or assist directly or indirectly any extension of consumer credit may state that a specified down payment, by the creditor who advertises his services.
What is a Cannabis clone? A cannabis plant that is a genetic copy of the mother plant. When obtained from a reputable breeder, a clone is a young female cannabis plant with stable genetics. Growers typically select to raise clones instead of seeds when they would rather not risk getting a plant... Read more »
answered on Sep 16, 2021
No, it would not be legal as the State of Illinois requires a very strict licensing, regulation, and eligibility for any cannabis and its derivatives operation in the state.
Besides, such operation does not qualify as a Sec. 503 non-for profit entity as it would be geared towards profit... Read more »
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