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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for New York on
Q: Can I hold my nonprofit's events at my restaurant free of charge but charge attendees for food and beverages?

Assume I'm the owner of the restaurant and separately am an Executive Director of the nonprofit. I would not charge a rental fee to the nonprofit, but I would be profiting off food and beverage sales. Does this violate Section 4941 of the IRC?

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin answered on Nov 29, 2021

There is a way to structure it without a violation of Section 4941 of the IRC.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: What law exempts me from paying a parking ticket for, when at that moment, I was hit by a car in serious condition?

Could not move my car because, I was in intensive care; at the time, the car needed to be moved for alternate side of the street parking; Hit at the same hour, when the car needed to be moved.

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Nov 29, 2021

The fact you were unable to physically move your car will probably not be a defense to dismiss the ticket. However, sometimes, a parking ticket is written defectively (missing some info or containing inaccurate description, etc.), which can be a ground for dismissal. Also, you can dispute the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Sorry not an american by birth or anything and I have stayed 15years here in united state have no legal papers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 29, 2021

Your post covers a number of categories but it remains open - maybe because a specific question is not included. But it looks like something that an immigration attorney could have insight into. If that's the case, one option is to repost and include Immigration Law as a category; another is... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Personal injury case settled money is in escrow. Medicaid lien sept 10th. No answer from nys health dept. How long?

Release papers signed August 10th 2021. Lawyers are still trying to negotiate but it taking a long time. What is the longest timeframe for this?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 27, 2021

Congratulations on the settlement of your case. As for the liens, unfortunately, they can take time to process. Some city agencies take 90 days or 120 days just to confirm liens. Additionally, liens are sometimes assigned to vendors halfway across the nation handling the subrogation liens in a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Have mold growing in areas of every room in the house and landlord hasn't done anything.

It's growing on my personal belongings and my daughter had a toy in her mouth that mold grew on.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 26, 2021

You may need to consider consulting with two separate attorneys here, one for your landlord-tenant rights and one for the personal injury rights. As for the injury-based aspects, you could reach out to firms that handle mold - toxic exposure type cases. These cases can be more difficult than... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for New York on
Q: Can department social services cut my benefits off and leave me homeless leaving outside if I am in a wheelchair
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 26, 2021

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks - especially on such an important matter. There are attorneys who deal with public assistance matters and appeals who could probably advise best, but until one comes across your question, another option at this point could be to reach out to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi. Is it a must that immigration officer has to provide Form N-652 after n400 interview regardless of outcome?

I had an interview in NY office and my brain just frozen due to unexpected questions about my past marriage (through which I got green card), as that marriage was wreck, it took me 5 years to finally forget it and I couldn't answer simple questions to which I should have an answer. I passed... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Nov 25, 2021

Sounds like this is a good time to get an experienced immigration attorney. The scenario you have presented indicates that you may be charged with marriage fraud. If this occurs your naturalization will be denied and you may be referred to the immigration court for removal proceedings. You will be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: Can my daughter be removed by cps with out court being involved?

I truly need help .. I know my rights have been violated.. please point me in a good direction

Kellisia Jocintha Hazlewood
Kellisia Jocintha Hazlewood answered on Nov 24, 2021

Yes, your child can be removed by ACS without court involvement. ACS has emergency removal powers that allows the agency to use its own discretion to remove children even before a case is brought to court. The case should then be filed in court in a few days.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New York on
Q: When did Clorox apply for patent on splashless bleach
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Nov 23, 2021

With the tips in this slide set, you can use Google Patents and the USPTO patent database to answer this question and to additional questions that might arise.

Good luck

https://bit.ly/Patent__Searching

Kevin E flynn

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for New York on
Q: Hi Can I use R on my logo when my trademark status is "630 - New Application - Record Initialized Not Assigned To ..?
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on Nov 23, 2021

The federal registration symbol, ®, may be used once the mark is actually registered in the USPTO. Even though an application is pending, the registration symbol may not be used before the mark has actually become registered.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Q: What if the bylaws are silent as to powers of the executive committee?
Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin answered on Nov 21, 2021

It all depends but the by-laws should provide a way to create and assign (a) an executive committee and (b) equip it with powers.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 85 in a 55mph zone. Is that considered reckless driving.
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Nov 20, 2021

In NY, speeding alone is not reckless unless there is another issue as well. This is sometimes called the "speeding plus" rule.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Is it unlawful for a dental surgeon to refuse their practice to the patient for no stated reason?

I have asked questions to the dental surgeon about the operation and insurance coverage. At a certain point the surgeon said that they will not remove the tooth because they dont "feel well". I asked for an explanation, but the surgeon went away and refused to answer more questions. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2021

As a general rule, physicians may choose who they will treat. But there are additional elements, such as whether the situation is an emergency, or there is a contractual relationship. Additionally, a medical professional may not decline treatment based on reasons that amount to discrimination.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: I got money stolen as well from Coinbase can I join this class action lawsuit?
Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis answered on Nov 19, 2021

Hello,

You should talk to an attorney to go over the facts of your case. You need to explain how and who stole your money. Basically, why Coinbase is at fault for your loss?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: How long can I hold rent for repairs until I'm evicted?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2021

Your question remains unanswered in this category. There's no guarantee all posts are ultimately picked up, but if you wanted to repost and add Landlord-Tenant and Real Estate as categories, you could have better chances of a response. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: Can a parent of two adult children get a "No Contact Order" for them without their consent? Or does child need to sign?
Kellisia Jocintha Hazlewood
Kellisia Jocintha Hazlewood answered on Nov 18, 2021

You can seek an ex parte Order of Protection against a family member in criminal court or family court, depending on the allegations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: Ok if the us feds come to your house with a warremt searching for cloths guns motorcycle and they find drugs not on

Warrent can he be charged for them

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Nov 17, 2021

So long as the warrant is legal, and the search does not greatly exceed the scope of the warrant, then yes, whatever the feds find can be used as a basis of prosecution. A search which greatly exceeds the scope of a warrant would be like where the warrant orders the federal agents to search for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New York on
Q: Will the court keep a child support case in a different state even if the baby and mother reside in NY?

Mother and infant are residents of NY and father lives in FL. She filed for child support in NY and has been unsuccessful in serving the father in FL. Once he found out he then went and filed a support case against himself in Miami Dade court to bring the case down to FL and said the mother has no... Read more »

Kellisia Jocintha Hazlewood
Kellisia Jocintha Hazlewood answered on Nov 17, 2021

If mother and child are in New York, New York has jurisdiction over the case and not Florida. Your friend should retain an attorney who would be able to help serve the father in Florida.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: what kind of lawyer specializes in fighting against the city to fix something?

have proof that the issue is in the city sewer pipes from a certified plumber and they are stating it is homeowners responsibility to fix it.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2021

It sounds like something an experienced civil litigation attorney should be able to handle. If they have experience in dealing with municipal agencies such as water, building, environmental, etc., that could be helpful. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: my daughters attorney in our battle represented her dad in a separate case prior to and after ours is that a conflict?

And can she get in trouble that she knew this and did not recuse herself ?

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas answered on Nov 17, 2021

The question certainly may present a conflict if that prior case involved family law in a family court. If that was the case, then the conflict is that the attorney can use information gained from the father and use it either for or against the father. However, if the case was something else in a... Read more »

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