I do have an office out of which I conduct business, but again: I do not ever provide anything tangible. (Not even a single piece of tangible paper goes from my hand to the client's hand.) Also, I use online software (purchased online only) to create the websites for clients. If it matters: I... View More
In New York, if you provide online-only web design services and do not sell tangible goods, you are generally not required to charge sales tax to your clients. However, it's crucial to periodically review state and local tax laws, as regulations can change, and certain exemptions or...View More
Yes, you can. Your first option is to serve them a Time of the Essence ("TOE") notice, which gives them the 30 days to close. Your next option, is to sue them for specific performance which would force them to close per the terms of the contract.
In New York, professional licensees of certain type cannot practice together with non-licensed people, making the regular LLC not an acceptable way to organize the company. Those filing the PLLC must be licensed to practice the occupation in question, and the company must be managed by those with...View More
Renting an apartment on your own and then subletting or renting it to someone else is generally known as subleasing. The legality of subleasing depends on several factors, including your lease agreement, local laws, and the landlord's policies.
In many cases, subleasing requires the...View More
A statewide statute allows for a tenant the right of Subleasing an apartment in a building with four or more apartments with the advance written permission from the landlord even if the lease did not allow the right to sublet. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/RPP/226-B
If you reached out to attorneys, they would ask about the terms of your agreement, as my colleague points out. It could depend on who is identified as the owner of the code. The intellectual property attorneys here would have insight into the issues that could arise in terms of ownership, if you...View More
Retaining or confiscating the source code could be considered a breach of contract or theft of intellectual property, which may lead to legal consequences. Instead, you should pursue appropriate legal remedies, such as negotiating with the customer, seeking payment through a collections process, or...View More
I put in a dispute about a $100 unexplained fee with Discover, so they deactivated my account without notice. I now have no email on those accounts. Is it legal to do this without notice? I sent in many trouble tickets asking them what the fee was for but never got a solid answer. This is affecting... View More
There are attorneys who specialize in IT matters, but your question remains open for a week. Until you're able to consult with one, from the standpoint of contract law, it could depend on your hosting agreement. It's possible the payment dispute was treated as a breach of the agreement,...View More
A small group of community volunteers have been given permission to paint a mural in the community. The building belongs to a local business and they need us to have some type of liability insurance. To get the insurance (and to smooth out the non profit fundraising), we think we need to be some... View More
It could be difficult for anyone here to know what kind of insurance coverage is best, based on the type of business entity you contemplate going with. That's something an insurance agent may be better equipped to advise on. One option might be to reach out to insurance agents to explore...View More
In New York, a 16-year-old can work in a family business under certain conditions. Generally, minors who are 14 or 15 years old are allowed to work in a family business as long as the work is not hazardous and they have appropriate work permits. However, for 16-year-olds, there are usually no...View More
Really depends from what you are seeking protection, e.g. personal injury liability, taxes, business debts, etc. Although an LLC will protect you from your business obligations, the mere existence of an LLC will not shield you from all personal liability in the event you injure someone in the...View More
Greetings. It appears you would like to know whether you need to include certain information on a document involved in a corporate formation. Whether you do or do not depends on the form and what the form is for. Your inquiry does not sufficiently specify the form and the purpose of the form...View More
Your question might continue to be overlooked under the "Trademark" heading, which is more about intellectual property rights involving brand names and related issues. You could repost under "Business Formation" and "Business Law." But because your question appears to...View More
A deal I was working on recently fell apart. The deal involved a co-broker who represented one of city’s largest developers and my firm. Co-broker is one of the top brokers at one of city’s largest firms.
Over the course of the transaction my client and I worked closely with the... View More
If you can prove the co broker published the information to multiple parties and that you suffered commercial damage to your reputation as a result, you may have a defamation case. The challenge is usually proving that any loss of business resulted from the broker spreading false information, and...View More
You can still proceed with trademarking the name as long as it meets the requirements for trademark registration, such as being distinctive and not causing confusion with existing trademarks in the same industry. However, keep in mind that if other businesses are already using the same name, they...View More
Trademark rights are created by use in commerce, not registration. Registration merely provides much stronger remedies for enforcement. You to need to clear your proposed mark through a common law search and a Lanham Act trademark-ability legal analysis unless you want to open yourself up to a...View More
You need to conduct a copyright search to determine whether you are potentially infringing on Sinclair’s IP. You should also run a trademark knockout search to see whether your dinosaur is a registered or common law brand, or resembles one closely enough to create a “likelihood of confusion”...View More
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