New Jersey Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: What should be my steps in recovering money from a "mom and pop owner" who sold his shop to someone else?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 19, 2017

A lot would depend on the words in the contract for services you signed with the owners as to what you can and cannot do No contract and you may be out of luck.
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Q: Do I need approval from my LLC partner if my spouse is willing to help me for free with my duties?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 14, 2017

The answer depends on your LLC operating agreement and other agreements made by the parties. If the answer is important to you, I suggest you spend a few dollars and bring your agreements with you to a lawyer to review and get the answer you need before you do anything which could jeopardize your position.
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Q: Have unmortgaged commercial building. I have to close the business. Am I responsible for it if I abandon it legally

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Hard to believe building has no value. You can abandon it but you still could have some personal liability for some things, like environmental contamination.
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Q: How to leave an LLC?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Being that you don't have an operating agreement, the statute will guide you as to how to dissolve or leave. If you and your partner can agree you can make a buy-out agreement. For this you need to do is get a business valuation so you know what the buy-out will cost. Along with this process are tax issues. Other issues that need to be worked out are trademarks, trade names, copyrights and so forth. Get a business lawyer to guide you through this process.
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Q: If a ch 7 personal bankruptcy filer has capital contributions to an LLC or an S Corp, how should it be noted?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Formation and Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

It should be listed as it is held in the books and records of the LLC.
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Q: What kind of lawyer is needed if I believe I am a shareholder of a company.thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

Do you want to sue the company or do you work at the company and own shares, and thus seeking an attorney to increase and/or change your share percentage, etc.? Without knowing more, you should find a corporate attorney--please message me for a free consultation. Further, within corporate law, if you're seeking to bring demand and sue the company or question it's business decision, then look for a corporate attorney with experience in corporate governance; and, if you're looking to increase...
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Q: if a manger within a company bad mouths an employee to another manger within that company is that considered harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 2, 2016

In New Jersey employment law, something can only be harassment if the reason it happened was unlawful, such as if it is because of your age, race, gender, national origin, disability or another legally protected category. In addition, to be legally actionable harassment has to be severe (very bad) or pervasive (very frequent). While it sounds like it was unfair, I don't have enough information to evaluate whether what happened to you was harassment under New Jersey law.
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Q: Is the NDA/Non Compete agreement I signed still valid if the company has changed names since signing?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 13, 2016

The answer would depend on the terms of the agreement. A lawyer would need to read and review the agreement first before giving you an answer as no hard and fast rules apply. Your probably looking at less than $1000 for a review it may or may not be worth it for you.
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Q: How do we remove resident board members and replace with a property management company.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 6, 2016

You need to consult the by-laws and retain an experienced attorney who has litigation experience in these type of matters. Good luck.

Q: NJ p2p lending firm we are not originate the loans do we have to get Consumer Lenders/Sales Finance Company license?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Securities Law, Business Law and Business Formation for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

You need to have an in person consultation with an experienced business attorney to learn exactly what the rules and requirements are for you to operate this type of business in NJ. You can have serious problems if you do not conduct your business properly. Good luck.

Q: I am a personal trainer in New Jersey. I run Boot Camp sessions and asking if I am supposed to charge sales tax

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 1, 2016

It depends upon whether the sales tax is a tax on services. Some jurisdictions tax goods and services; others tax only goods. It appears that you are selling a service.

Q: My ex and I have a business (both names are on it). He hasn't paid or filed some tax forms. Should I just take care of

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 25, 2015

You should seek the advice of a tax attorney before you do anything. Good luck.

Q: Does filing a financial statement as a d/b/a invalidate that statement or cause a loss of perfection?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Nov 14, 2015

There is an insufficient factual basis to answer your questions and address your concerns. You need to rewrite your statement in the form of a meaningful question for someone to be able to provide useful ideas. Good luck.

Q: Operating a new business on h1b/ead

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 25, 2015

Your understanding is erroneous. Here is a USCIS link which states what you can and cannot do. http://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-guide/h-1b-specialty-occupation/understanding-h-1b-requirements. You should retain an immigration attorney to avoid problems. Good luck.

Q: I am an independent contractor in New Jersey. Do I need to return an overpayment in this state?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 11, 2015

They will likely be contacting you when they figure this out. If you didn't earn the money, you probably don't have the right to keep it. A local lawyer can advise.

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Q: need a nj lawyer that handles department of community affairs

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 18, 2015

This is a general Q&A tool. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool on this site, or Google, to search for lawyers. Be well.

Q: making chairs. What insurances should we have other than a general liability policy such as product liability policies?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 14, 2015

Talk to a good insurance agent. CGL and products liability is a good start. You may also need workers' comp. You may look into a policy plus an umbrella.

Q: My friend wants to add me as partner to his LLC company that was formed 2 yrs ago by an attorney. I want to add clause,

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 4, 2014

This is absolutely not something you should be doing without a lawyer; you are making a big mistake trying to do it on your own.

Q: How do I find the financial net worth of a person in nj,who took money from me and not returning it.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 15, 2013

Do you have a contract?

Have you filed suit?

Before you can collect money, you may need to file suit and obtain a judgment.

What good does it do you to find out assets, if this person will not voluntarily pay you?

You would be best served by at least consulting with an attorney on this issue.

Q: Lawsuit against an S-Corp

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

The answers to your questions depend on multiple factors.

Is the other S-Corp at all related to the litigation? How do you know if the owner is the 100% owner?

Was the motion to vacate granted?

The other S-Corp should be named in the litigation if there are grounds to do so.

Was the judgment a default judgment?

I recommend that you consult with an attorney.

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