Are there any case law for me to ask for a non-compete or moratorium for both of us not to be able to use the existing customers of the business for a certain amount of time?
answered on May 26, 2023
Good question. These items that you wish to have, such as a non-compete or a non-circumvention agreement, are documents that should really be agreed to up front at the time you and your partner did your initial business deal - so PRIOR to the actual dissolution of a company and not during a... Read more »
I am a videographer and run my own videography company. If I promote a safety product (film ads and take photos) for another company's product to be released on their social media, and that safety product ends up not being what is stated unbeknownst to me and it ends up failing and hurting... Read more »
answered on May 14, 2023
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In a setting like this, there are no guarantees as to who a potential plaintiff would name in a lawsuit. If someone is merely inserting a script that the client provided without knowledge, that would probably be... Read more »
The CEO has told me to go into her login, correct the notes and then sign off of them electronically. These are patient notes. I discussed this with my former supervisor and she explained how this was illegal. I need advice as I’ve closed dozens if not hundreds of notes for her.
answered on Apr 11, 2023
I think you need to address your concerns to your current CEO. Your CEO may be unaware that what she's asking you to do is unlawful, and will hopefully appreciate you bringing this to her attention. She may also know it is permissible and be able to explain to you why it is. Either way, your... Read more »
Curious about starting a website like Nerdwallet or Bankrate.com, where we write articles about financial products/services and have affiliate links to personal loan companies, credit cards, insurance, investments, loans, etc. We wouldn't provide any goods/services ourselves, but would just... Read more »
answered on Apr 7, 2023
This is not legal advice.
Perhaps. There certainly are regulations that personal finance websites must follow when selling or promoting financial investments and tools. You may consider investigating whether or not the website is required to disclose any material connections or financial... Read more »
The company was not behind on payments and not out of formula on credit line, I cannot talk to our loan officer and bank attorney will not provide any info
answered on Jan 10, 2023
Not a lot of detail in this question. A lawyer will need a lot more to provide you with your best legal options. However, my suggestion would be to immediately file a complaint with the CFPB. Your bank will have to respond, and this action may allow for a resolution. To the extent you later file a... Read more »
Business never got into full swing. Problems on top of problems and no more money to continue forward. It never got off the ground, am I required to give the money back ? I never signed anything and only talked about hoping it would be successful. It never made it to an official business and it was... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2023
Hi, keep in mind that in addition to written agreements, there are also verbal agreements that may be legally enforceable, provided there is an offer, an acceptance, and consideration. Whether you are required to return the funds depends on what were the terms of the agreement.
The other... Read more »
Only listed Resident Agent lives in Texas, has an office in Michigan. The Michigan business license says "general purpose clause".
answered on Aug 23, 2022
‘Buy sell and negotiate’ for what purpose?
Buying/selling for the use of the LLC? Sure. You don’t need any special licenses to buy or sell land for your own use.
Buying/selling as a ‘public agent’ / broker to the public representing buyers and sellers? Not without... Read more »
Apple cash information. I have proof that it was the target purchase that allowed the hackers to get my information. Do I have a case?
answered on Aug 4, 2022
You do against the hackers. But there's not enough information for other potential parties. Most transactions using Apple Cash are below $1,000 and it is likely you'll get your money back for fraudulent transfers. Have you contacted Apple, Target, and the bank behind Apple Cash? How do... Read more »
I paid my credit card payment electronically on the 25th when it was due which also fell on a Saturday. I was charged a $75 late fee because the company does not accept payments on Saturdays and Sundays so it wasn't processed until the 27th which was on Monday. This credit line is under my... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2022
Being a single member LLC wouldn't change whether or not the late fee can be assessed on the company. It sort of depends on the contract you signed requiring you to pay in the first place to determine whether or not the late fee was properly assessed.
answered on May 23, 2022
A logo for a business is an issue of trademark law rather than copyright law because your logo is how a potential customer would recognize you in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors.
To properly answer this question, you should meet with an attorney to discuss details... Read more »
To be more specific what taxes? how and when are they taken out? do I do them for employee? and for such a simple job will I need to give the employee any benefits? get insurance(s)? anything?
What else should I know? Anything and everything helps. Thank You!
answered on May 4, 2022
Note that I'm not a Michigan lawyer, and I can't tell you about specific Michigan requirements, such as whether you need to buy workers' compensation insurance or pay into the unemployment compensation program if you have just one employee. (My guess is that the answer to both is... Read more »
I wanted to start a business back in 2019. I went through the process of choosing the perfect name, narrowing down my niche, choosing products, etc.
While going through that, I had a "business savvy" boyfriend. He wanted to be a part of it, and quickly started trying to take... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2023
Your question should be analyzed as whether property rights, or rights with respect to competition law, have arisen. Is there a copyright, whether or not registered? A potential claim for unfair competition? An outright theft of information? I cannot tell.
I Have an idea to enhance an existing product for existing business, I would like to propose the idea to this business but would like to protect myself for compensation if they should like it and want to go through with it. What kind of an attorney would I seek to draft protection, I want more than... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2022
Beyond an NDA, you could talk to a patent attorney to discuss possible patent protection. In an initial conversation, you can discuss whether your idea is a good candidate for a patent application.
I plan to start a business of analyzing twitter and discord stock traders.
answered on Jun 30, 2022
Probably not illegal if using publicly available information.
I have a question that may appear ridiculous, but I feel compelled to ask. I'm a new entrepreneur who wants to bring the relaxing Parisian experience to Michigan. I'm in the midst of starting a luxury floral boutique
In other words, I would be supplied with fresh pastries from an... Read more »
answered on Jun 15, 2022
You should consult a local business attorney, but I believe at the point you are selling food items, then additional licensing may be required.
All I can find is that you need proper insurance, registration, license plate, dot numbers and cdl a or b depending on weight of vehicle(s)
answered on Apr 15, 2022
When hauling for-hire, in intrastate commerce, operating authority must be granted through the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP-CVED), Regulatory and Credentialing Section. This includes carriers that are in business as a repossession company or an auto auction... Read more »
My son, acting in pro per, sued an LLC in district court. Its owner hasn't hired an attorney and has filed all answers and responded to all motions himself. Owner isn't an attorney. What specific Michigan authority (statute, court rule, case, or other authority) prevents the owner from... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2022
Unless the articles of organization state that the LLC is managed by managers, the LLC is managed by members (commonly referred to as “owners”). MCL 450.4401. The managers in a manager-managed LLC and the members of a member-managed LLC have the authority to bind the LLC. The Michigan Court... Read more »
answered on Mar 14, 2022
If you're asking whether or not you can conduct business in the name of an LLC you own, in more than one location, the answer is probably. I imagine there could be local restrictions, website rules, mark licensing, or some other reasons particular to your brand that makes this question unanswerable.
Winds blew it open, broke the top seal and bent the metal bar. He claims in the lease the exterior walls and roof, and structural maintenance, repair and replacement of the building and its foundation and that it doesn't include the door.
answered on Feb 24, 2022
It probably depends upon the wording of the lease. The leases that I prepare for a particular landlord typically provide that the door, which generally requires more maintenance than the non-moving parts of the building, is the tenant's responsibility.
I started an LLC for software-as-a-service in Michigan and I am getting clients from Ohio and Illinois, I wanted to know that do I need to file an LLC in all states from where I get clients or I can do business from my Michigan LLC only, and where do I pay income tax?
answered on Feb 24, 2022
The filing of Articles of Organization in the other states in which you are doing business is not appropriate. Doing so would create separate entities that would have to be treated accordingly.
The registration of your company in those states in which you are doing business is, however,... Read more »
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