A business lawyer such as myself handles such issues as business formation, but it's key to also consider having a lawyer draft crucial contracts that you may need in dealing with employees and other 3rd parties, review your business for compliance with related laws, consider Intellectual Property...Read more »
Fiancé only signed one contract with planner for 28k where her commission would be 20% of that agreed amount per contract. Though through out the weeks planner only pushed ideas she saw fit and not what we specified when we initially met her. Fiancé ended up locating a venue which is the majority... Read more »
You might have a basis for contesting her fees, e.g., breach of contract by failure to perform her agreed duties. It's key to review the contract and all the related facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation...Read more »
It will depend on the contract you signed, but even if says something contrary, the state where the property is located will almost always also apply. However, there can be some confusion about this, and I wrote an article about this very issue with my local bar that you can read here:...Read more »
You should promptly meet with a divorce practitioner to discuss the length of the marriage, ages of the parties, income of the parties, ability to acquire future capital, etc. which are among the factors for property division determination. If there has been no financial investment from the...Read more »
I received a certified letter regarding a silicone pipe that I currently sell on many platforms including my own website. The company stated that they have a patent pending on it and that I have to: immediately stop marketing the product, remove the product from all selling platforms and send them... Read more »
I have a Social Business Idea that has a few ways to be monetized and I don't want to be completely limited by the Non-Profit sector. I want to file for incorporation but don't know what Umbrella a Social Enterprise falls under.
The publisher and contributor would enter into a contract that clearly describes anonymity of the contributor as a condition of the contract. The contributor's name would go no further than that contract. The contributor cannot remain anonymous from the publisher. Hire an attorney to draft the...Read more »
staffing agency I work for is being sued by two people. the owner is old and doesn't have much longer to live. If she sold it to me and I changed the name do I have any responsibility for those lawsuits? Or is it on the old owner who sold the business? thank you
The probable answer is that both of you would be responsible depending upon if substantially all of the assets of the first company were sold to a new company. You could buy the company and get an indemnification.
The initial liability stays with the first company. The second company...Read more »
Although it is technically possible for a verbal contract to be enforceable under some circumstances, even then it is very difficult to prove so verbal contracts are not advisable. Best practice is for all business contracts to be in writing and reviewed by your own business attorney to ensure that...Read more »
I am a music composer originating from Korea and New Zealand, which is not USA, but I am willing to work with USA companies as a freelancer. Then do I need specific thing to do before I do it, or am I just good to work, or is this up to the company that gives me work?
You do not have to have a specific entity to do business with a US Company in the US. You need to contact a local attorney who understands the Tax Treaty between the US and your home country as to tax withholding and tax liability. The US company may require you to get a TIN (Taxpayer Identity...Read more »
I started an online business as a hobby which has now been producing income. Do I have to register my business even though I have no employees? Will I be penalized for producing income without being a registered business? I appreciate your help with this situation. Thank you.
There are both legal and tax implications to consider when engaging in business. You should consult with both an attorney and accountant to discuss the specifics of your business so they can properly advise you.
Looking for examples of regulatory violations, recalls, class action, civil, or other cases related to software in vehicles. This could also include intellectual property cases associated with open source software. I'm keen to discover how much influence open source software has had, so far, given... Read more »
Google Scholar is a great resource for finding case law and scholarly articles that may give you the insight you are seeking. Otherwise find a local library (or law library) and seek assistance with at reference desk. A reference librarian can point you in the right direction to come up with...Read more »
A company is not required to pay for a former employees medical insurance. However, under MA m law he would have been entitled to Cobra rights to pay for his insurance under the company plan. If he is still listed as President of the company that raises some interesting issues as to whether he...Read more »
I recently purchased many portable speakers from a vendor in China. The company produces many authentic speakers (iLepo), but they also wholesale "fake" JBL speakers on a international wholesale store.
The speakers look pretty similar, but they intentionally took off the logo on the... Read more »
if you use the stickers you are infringing on another company's trademark. The speakers may also violate someone's patent but you can assume not for the moment. if you want to sell them then use the name of mfg or create your own brand.
I have a small restaurant that I am selling, I have it listed with a broker. We had a potential buyer who made a $1,000 deposit. The buyer did not obtain financing, so they forfeited the deposit. The broker kept the deposit. I feel like that should be mine. The broker will earn his money on... Read more »
That sounds problematic. Have a lawyer review your broker agreement. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials,...Read more »
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