Pennsylvania Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Law School

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Three years full-time; four years part-time at night. Some schools have abbreviated programs that shorten it further.

Tim Akpinar

Q: If an LLC (with a land lease stating the lease cannot be sold) is sold, does this also mean the lease is sold? Breach?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Who is the current landlord? Please give me a call in my office. Your transaction seems a little more involved than can be done in a message forum. My office number is 412-391-7135

Q: Arbitration hearing or Judgement Issue?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
The problem may be your "assumptions." I suggest contacting the Delaware County Bar Association for an attorney referral, and then sit down with him/her and going over everything. Knowledge is power, y'know?

Best of luck to you.

Q: I want to trademark my Company's brand and and logo. Can anyone help? Thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Sure - contact Bob Duminiak, Esq. at Howson & Howson in Blue Bell. He's the guy.

Robert J. Duminiak, Esq.

Howson & Howson, LLP

Bldg. 620, Suite 210

350 Sentry Parkway

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 215-540-9200

Fax: 215-540-5818

Email: rduminiak@howsoniplaw.com

Q: Can I file for PA unemployment if my employer has closed temporary due to the business being flooded from rainstorms?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Yes, you should be able to. And, at worst, the Department of Labor & Industry can deny your claim and then tell you why (and then you can appeal, and often ultimately win). But you'll get nothing if you don't try, so *try* and try ASAP.

Best of luck to you.

Q: If you belong to a private club and you get written up for a tech dont they have to give you copies that is going in you

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Not complete but you have to look at the governing agreement.

Q: I'm Not getting overtime paid right

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Energy, Oil and Gas for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
not knowing your overtime rate it's hard to tell what your figures are but the wage hour division of the US Department of Labor would have information on filing a complaint.

Suggest if you haven't already save your check stubs as those should show the hours you worked each week which would give you overtime hours.

You want to check to be sure they have your hours correctly, too!

good luck

Q: I am evolved in a civil case with my ex-business partner over fiduciary responsibility. The case began in 2012 ….1

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
you can try a non-pros; ask for a scheduling conference to set timelines would make the most sense as it sounds like you are not doing this with a lawyer. Then make sure you have whatever you want out of him or her.

Q: I am looking to buy a business but it’s a little complicated/need help drafting a binding contract of sort

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Nancy L Lanard's answer
When buying a business you should have legal representation who drafts an Asset Purchase Agreement and all of the accompanying documents. You should do the due diligence and check that there are no liens on the assets, etc.

I am happy to speak with you about your situation. I do not charge for an initial consultation.

Q: Does New Jersey corporate law require shareholder approval before executing a stock reverse split?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
You're asking this question in a Pennsylvania law forum. Try asking your question on the New Jersey side for an answer concerning New Jersey law. Best of luck to you.

Q: I had a NCA with a company that was purchased by another company. Do I still have an NCA?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Carrie A. Ward's answer
You should have an attorney review your NCA for the best guidance. There may be assignment clauses and the NCA obligations may extend beyond your employment (with either company). It would be wise to engage an attorney to receive solid advice.

Q: I owned an MC and Website Hosting Company. Someone else is saying they made my company. Help

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
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.

Q: Board members of a company are banning another board member(equal owner) from company meetings and votes.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Carrie A. Ward's answer
A review of the company's governing documents is necessary. You should engage experienced PA counsel to review the documents, analyze the facts of the situation, and to provide further guidance, which may or may not include litigation based on the specific facts of the situation.

Q: I was driving my company’s car and it was a state of emergency My car slipped and now my company is trying make me pay

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
First they can go to their policy. Second, depends on the situation as to car damage. As to you damage, covered by workers comp.

Q: Pennsylvania: Indefinite (after Independent Contractor Agreement termination) solicit and/or compete clause enforcable?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Depends on how the document is drawn up, what their "investment" in you was--if any. Can't be answered as is. I suggest you get a consultation from an attorney who is a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice and deals in employment issues,

Q: Can a company in PA change bonus payment structure after the close of the year, with no prior notice?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
Carrie A. Ward's answer
It will probably be an issue for your company if they clearly state the bonus structure in your contract. You should review your contract carefully. If you do not have a contract, your company has the flexibility to change its bonus structure as it sees fit. However, it is a major public relations dilemma for them.

Q: How can I start & fund a business?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 23, 2017
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...

Q: My business partner has my money and will not put me on books or share profits

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Business Formation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 7, 2017
Peter 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.

Q: Can a nj lawyer write a legal position letter to a New York resident on behalf of a pa resident

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Yes as long as it is about NJ law the clients residence state is irrelevant.

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