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1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions on
Q: 5.8 years in the reserves, 3.5 active duty how many service stripes should I be wearing?

Close to my 9 year mark my Platoon Sergeant claims I should only have one Service Stripe as I’m about to put my third one on. Please help.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 3, 2020

You should post this question in the Military Law section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for South Carolina on
Q: Would my side business be a conflict of interest with my employer?

My employer makes money through business partnerships and monetizing articles. I want to start a side business using the same monetization methods, but my business would serve a different industry (Ex. - Employer serves the real estate sector- My business would serve the the fashion & beauty... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 18, 2020

Your question might not easily lend itself to a simple "yes" or "no" answer. It's possible two different attorneys could argue two different sides of the coin here, where one points out that your areas of concentration are different. Another could say that the basic pursuit of the employer's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Mergers & Acquisitions for New York on
Q: Created an S-corp last year in NYS when I should have created a professional corporation. Can I acquire the original?

Last year I created an S-corp in NY after the suggestion for tax purposes by an accountant. What I didn't realize was that I needed to be a professional corporation first, and then elect S-corp status because I am a licensed therapist. I have income, bank/credit accounts, and a loan under the... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jan 31, 2020

I would just start over. I am not sure what you would be merging. What assets are you talking about?

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: If the officer doesn't work for that jurisdiction anymore that wrote the ticket what happens
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Jan 13, 2020

The officer can return to prosecute the tickets but many times the tickets get dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Florida on
Q: What rights do I have as an employee at a franchise that corporate is soon buying back?

I am an employee at a franchise my boss owns. There is talk that corporate is buying back the franchise to do with it what they want since my boss who owns the franchise is defaulting on loans. I am worried for my job if this happens, do I have any rights?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 10, 2020

Unless you have a written employment agreement you are at risk of losing your job. On the other hand, if you are a great employee the new owner might keep you on.

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Law on
Q: Question on IRC 7874 - Rules Regarding Corporate Inversions

I have a question on IRC 7874, which relates to laws on inversions. The ownership test stipulates that, in the event of merger between a US and a foreign company, if US shareholders own less that 80% of the combined firm, then the combined firm can be considered a foreign entity for tax purposes.... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jan 9, 2020

It's not required for US law but you'd need to check Bermuda's rules for their treatment of foreign shareholders.

Be careful applying logic to tax law.

Hire a professional.

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions, Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What happens when the officer does not show up on the court date for resisting arrest ticket?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 1, 2020

The D.A will try to continue it at least once. The second time your criminal attorney can get it dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for California on
Q: My company just merged. Does the new company that formed have to honor my contract ?

My contract states I will be provided a free health plan or stipend towards another plan. The newly formed company is not providing this and rates have gone up to over 2K a year. Does my new employer have to honor my contract if they are not firing me or providing a new contract for me to sign?... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 4, 2019

Your post is not entirely clear about your relationship with this company, nor does the post have additional information needed to provide a clear, reliable answer. Assuming you are an employee, and not an independent contractor, when your employer sells to another company, such that you are now... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Which fed crime is it to handle fed mail at a business where USPS drops off mail and security sorts it for residents?

If usps drops of a bunch of mail and its up to security with no mail certification to sort mail and throw out “junk” mail which is up to discretion of the officer, then what crime is commited. Im looking for any reference to a statute in florida law. Also any reference to the possibility of... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 30, 2019

Presumably residents have agreed that junk mail be discarded by security. If so, it would not be a crime to do so (and in any event it would be a federal matter; you will not find Florida state statutory law on the subject). Assuming that, you can be fired for refusing to do your job as assigned.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation, Health Care Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for California on
Q: How do you ensure equal profit and sharing of profit of a PC and an aesthetician? Are there options to allow this In CA

Trying to form a corporation in CA with a medical director owning majority shadows but not working, a PA doing all fillers and Botox and the goal is to allow the esthetician to profit share or share hold to ensure equality. She is bringing in the majority of patients (over 300) and if we expand and... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 18, 2019

You need to speak to a lawyer in person about this, because this can't be addressed in a simple Q&A format. The big problem here is that there are rules that govern doctors and how they can form medical partnerships. There may be a way of accomplishing your objectives, but it may need to take a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Kentucky on
Q: What do you think will happen in court

My boyfriend got a ride home from a man who had methamphetamine in the car that my boyfriend was unaware of but they were both charged with possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense methamphetamine, and the driver was also charged with several other charges but the driver told... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 12, 2019

Probably a misdemeanor plea and some probated time.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental, Internet Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Maryland on
Q: I have been traumatized due to a situation where my spouse and I hippa rights have been violated by the news station .

We have a big lawsuit that needs to be resolved sooner than later I have contacted a lawyer but she is way to expensive. She said I have a very big lawsuit and definitely been traumatized . this is something that will follow our life living here in our town. We only want justice and to live without... Read more »

Joseph D. Allen
Joseph D. Allen answered on Oct 18, 2019

There is no private cause of action for a HIPAA violation- in other words, an individual may not sue for damages based solely on such a violation. However, the Maryland Confidentiality of Medical Records Act does allow a person to sue for recovery of actual damages. It is possible that the same... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Mergers & Acquisitions for Texas on
Q: Court ordered drug test at probation office

What are they for ....

How can results be shared

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 10, 2019

Refraining from the use of intoxicating substances is typically a condition of probation.

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Q: am i required to take a drug screen test based on allegations that i smoke weed for a DNA proceeding?

I stoped smoking weed 3 weeks ago. and now CPS has filed a DNA Proceeding for abuse of my 13 year old child. also im my custodt is my 2 and 3 year old

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 6, 2019

You need to hire an attorney for the dna case and then decide what to do about the drug test.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions for Florida on
Q: If the place I live was bought out by another company and they did not give us new leases, is this an issue?

I live in a mobile home park and I was under the impression that I was purchasing it. Basically like a mortgage payment and then a lot rent. In any case the park sold to another owner and my title is in that business name, and my lease is the original owners business name. The new owners stated... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 24, 2019

It's legally impossible to be "under the impression that I was purchasing it" if you didn't have a legal document drawn up for that purpose. I'm guessing that the new owner of the mobile home park intends to kick you and the other residents out at some point in order to turn the property over to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Probate for Florida on
Q: What are the consequences/legality of purchasing a restaurant business if one of the 3 owners is in probate?

We're a week out from completing our due diligence period for purchasing a restaurant and it was just disclosed to us the deceased owner's name is still on the company and though they had a will it could place their share of the restaurant in probate.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 20, 2019

The deceased owner's estate needs to be probated in order to transfer ownership of that share of the business to the deceased owner's heir(s). However, there is much more to it than that. There might be a buy-sell agreement in place or other mechanisms for dealing with the death of an owner.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions and Trademark for South Carolina on
Q: I need to find out what the process is to buy a few trademarks from C&S wholesale.

That were formerly owner by Piggly Wiggly Carolina co./GreenBax enterprises?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Sep 9, 2019

You would be having a purchase contract. In this case the assets are the IP rights. You also may want to do a transfer or assignment of ownership. Best luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Need a lawyer to represent public library?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 29, 2019

"Public" libraries are usually represented by a lawyer that works for the city or county that owns the library.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I got a ticket for disobeying sign/signal/ markings at intersection in BH, officer gave me a juvenile ticket but I’m 19
Marc David Pelta
Marc David Pelta answered on Jul 7, 2019

You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to schedule a case review, most do not charge for the first meeting with you and then you can consider your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Mergers & Acquisitions for Nevada on
Q: The question is, what is the process of selling a boat in an llc in california for buyer and seller. Who does what?

If you are the seller (transferring the llc to the buyer) what are you required to do and when? If you are the seller what are you required to do an when? I.e. register the llc in your name, etc...

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2019

Depending on the size of the vessel, this can be a complex transaction that can involve state-specific laws in a number of different areas. It is something that needs to be discussed in detail with an attorney who practices in the jurisdiction. Good luck.

Tim Akpinar

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