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Q: How do I proceed if a creditor is ignoring that I have an automatic stay?
Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley answered on Apr 17, 2018

If you are currently in bankruptcy, you have not received a discharge and the case is still open, creditors are prohibited by the automatic stay in bankruptcy from taking acts to collect debts from you personally. If a creditor is seeking to collect a debt from you by writing letters, calling you,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am an equity partner in a company overseas and want to understand some details

If I am an equity partner in a company incorporated in EU, and that company wants to

1. wants to loan money to a company in US, is that possible/legal?

2. wants to open a bank account in US without incorporating in US, possible? How do I get a tax ID?

3. wants to pay me... Read more »

Jonathan R. Roth
Jonathan R. Roth answered on Jul 20, 2017

A EU company depending upon the jurisdiction it is incorporated can loan money to a US corporation. The Amount of money that is required to be withheld will depend upon the tax treaty as well as the amount of tax it is required to pay to the US. The foreign entity will need to apply for and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Massachusetts on
Q: Someone stopped payment on a check owed me

Roommate guaranteed me if I left by a certain date she would give me my deposit back then stopped payment on her check

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Mar 24, 2017

See: http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/about/securitydeposits.html

If the security deposit was owed to you, you may be able to sue for failure to refund it in a timely manner. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best...
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