Timothy Belt's answer If there are truly no employees, workers' compensation insurance may not be necessary. However, if anyone works for the company you may want to have the relationship reviewed by an employment attorney to make sure it isn't an employer/employee relationship.
Carrie A. Ward's answer You need to retained experienced Pennsylvania counsel to assist you with this. What is this third party claiming? Do they have an attorney involved? You need experienced counsel to protect your business.
Peter N. Munsing's answer You may be OK but you really need the advice of a partnership expert. I suggest Ken Milner--give him a call. Tell him I suggested you call. Because of implied obligations etc. it's not something anyone can give you an easy yes/no on.
Nancy L Lanard's answer Your question is way too broad to be answered in this forum. You should consult an experienced business attorney and accountant who can assist you figure out if you should operate as a corporation, limited liability company or a sole proprietorship. Additionally, the attorney would need an understanding of your business and business goals.
As far as funding, there are many ways to fund a business, and those should also be explored with your professional advisors, such as your...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Attorneys fees possible but unlikely. Focus on the rest. If you have that much at stake you need a partnership attorney. You need to retain one, get advice as to what you can do to secure the evidence --for instance on the computers--etc. If you are in eastern PA I can recommend someone to you.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer This is a complicated situation best addressed in a face to face meeting with an experienced family law attorney in your area. One way to locate an attorney is to use the Find a Lawyer tab on this site.
Peter N. Munsing's answer I suggest you get a list from them. It seems like it would be a violation of them to tell you who you may and may not invest with. But then the question is do you want to fight now, or go with it move your IRA as soon as you are out of there, or use another investment vehicle?
Nancy L Lanard's answer I do not represent you and do not know all the facts, but it sounds like this was a "work for hire" and that the company he worked for owns the rights to it. However, he could approach the company and see if he is able to sell to others. It sounds like he has a strong position in being able to ask the employer to allow him to sell to others.
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Nancy L Lanard's answer You do not need to have a trademark to sell. However, the federal trademark does protect the name so others cannot come in and copy it. I would also recommend that you copyright your recipe for the sauce. Good luck!
Peter N. Munsing's answer The policy as a whole sounds very strange. However generally an employer can only be held responsible if they don't hire you because of race,gender, religion, ethnicity etc. Consult a member of the Pa.
Assn for Justice who handles employment issues--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer The non-profit statute requires that there be a board of directors. If they are the first incorporators all must sign the Articles of Incorporation.. They must be named at the end. The first bylaws should also be signed by the incorporators as they are acting as board members.
Best thing is to contact the Secretary of State's office which probably has a guide.
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Adam Studnicki's answer If you are soliciting investors, you should definitely talk to an experienced securities lawyer!
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Adam Studnicki's answer If you're doing business in PA, you'll need whatever licenses PA businesses need. Check with a local lawyer to see if there are additional licenses applicable to your business/field.
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Michael Ray Smith's answer Either one will work. If you organize the LLC in Pennsylvania, you'll need to obtain a Certificate of Authority to transact business in Indiana from the Indiana Secretary of State. Either way, you'll need a registered agent and registered office in Indiana. There are companies that provide registered agent services for a modest fee. You should consult a tax advisor to determine the tax ramifications, particular state income tax.
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