answered on Mar 12, 2023
All limited liability companies are registered with the Texas Secretary of State. The filing fee is the same statewide.
I'm looking to sell some stuff online at my store and it came to my mind some funny keychains with some celebrities images on it and just wondering about laws, copyright and I'm pretty sure I can't do that but doing some research like Etsy, Ebay and other e-commerce stores selling... Read more »
answered on Dec 17, 2022
Though keychains featuring celebrities may be fun to collect, it is important to remember that it is not legal to sell these items without permission from the celebrity or their representatives. Doing so can infringe on copyright, trademark and right of publicity protections that are granted to... Read more »
I have an LLC registered as partnership. Do I need to run payroll to pay the members? How to claim business expenses? Can I write off business car purchase as an expense?
answered on Dec 15, 2022
Yes, as long as the vehicle is used for business purposes. It is highly advisable that title is taken in the name of the LLC and is covered by a commercial motor vehicle liability insurance policy rather than a personal one
I'm an investor with 14 years experience. My friends and family all want my help because I've made excellent returns but it is my understanding that I can't help them, because I'm not a financial advisor, and they could sue me if they lost money (is that even true?). So I want... Read more »
answered on Dec 3, 2022
Forming a brokerage firm like this and creating a bond to offer to members of the public is a relatively complex endeavor.
You need to contact a business formation attorney who handles SEC regulated securities firms to avoid potential criminal legal problems
answered on Nov 12, 2022
Hi! Unfortunately this is not the place to retain an attorney, it is a forum for legal questions. You should reach out to a trademark attorney privately.
I am Ukrainian citizen living in the USA as a student waiting for my F-1 visa and TPS and I want to open an online business.
I want to open drop shipping business I have an Ukrainian card and I have a card in PNC bank that I just opened, but because I am minor it was opened on my host mom... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
In my experience, business owners generally hire an accountant to help them navigate the taxes.
I really like Peters CPA, LLC https://www.lpeterscpa.net/ or (972)863-9640.
answered on Sep 19, 2022
This may be a breach of contract. I would need to see the contract.
Hi my question is regarding RetailMeNot suing Honey for patent infringements.
According to RetailMeNot’s suit, Honey infringes on U.S. Patents 9,626,688; 9,639,853; 9,953,335; and 9,965,769, which detail technologies related to things like facilitating access to promotional offers,... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2022
It is possible for someone to start up another coupon site. You just have to be outside of the scope of the claims. In this particular case, the four patents have very long independent claims, suggesting that one should be able to work around these claims.
If you are trying to start an... Read more »
I have started a club called Project: In need, and I wanted to have monthly events such as car wash, lemonade stand, bake sale, etc to raise money so that my club could make goodie bags for emergency shelter workers.
answered on Aug 20, 2022
No you do not. You can even file a "domestic public organization" with the State of Texas - Secretary of State. This is pretty easy and should cost I think less than $50 dollars. People start go fund me organizations online all the time, they do no need any special recognition from the... Read more »
I would prefer for it to be some type of corporation.
I saw this list: https://www.rocketlawyer.com/business-and-contracts/starting-a-business/non-profit-incorporation/legal-guide/types-of-non-profits
501(c)(7) doesnt really fit because we would not be limited to membership.... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2022
Most lawyers who offer advice on a question like this will ask a lot of questions to dig deeper into the details before offering advice. I have about fifteen that I go through when somebody is asking for advice on whether to form a nonprofit.
First, some background to be sure we are on the... Read more »
If I receive a notice for a hearing to NOT revoke our "limited sales, exercise and taxes" while having small outstanding sales taxes, would I need to pay them if I'm looking to dissolve my LLC regardless?
We created a company that wasn't profitable and we ended up not... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2022
You will still owe the taxes whether the LLC is dissolved or not.
Question about Anonymous LLC from New Mexico.
If operating in Texas for an at home operated online business, but no items will actually be made in the home. It's a publishing company to have books made by Amazon or print on demand company's.
answered on Jan 24, 2022
I recommend that you hire a business attorney, so that you are equipped to make the best decision for your business and are protected from liability.
I am trying to find the best financial solution to invest in real estate. I have paid off my house and would like to move in 18 months. I like this house and would like to hold on to it as a rental property. I will need the proceeds, either through the sale of the house, or from obtaining a... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2022
Yes, you can place your home into an LLC. I recommend that you meet with a business lawyer to assist you with this process. I also believe you should consider a revocable living trust, because you have homes in separate states. A revocable living trust will allow you to avoid probate court. With... Read more »
ie. The Bakery Shop vs The Bakery Shoppe Cupcakes & Treats
answered on Jan 12, 2022
Yes, you can shorten your DBA name or use an entirely different name. I often work with clients to help them with this process.
started a moving business in Tx, registered an LLC then discovered there is a moving business in Australia, similar name but mine ends w/ "s".
answered on Dec 13, 2021
Not unless you're doing business in Australia, or that company is doing business in Texas. If the Texas Secretary of State accepted the LLC's name, you're probably good.
I have 60% of the company and want to keep the same branding. But need to have full control of the new line. Can this be as simple as putting the agreement in the operating agreement and filing for a single member LLC where I have 100% control. My main goal is to keep the branding and customer... Read more »
answered on Nov 19, 2021
It's doubtful that you could assume complete control of a product line of the original LLC simply by starting a new LLC, and even taking a new business opportunity from the original LLC may be problematic. Presumably you would also need to have ownership of that product line & branding... Read more »
How do I select the EIN for my second company - would it be new company name DBA as the 1st company name
answered on Oct 23, 2021
You can file an assumed name certificate to do business under the same entity as your transportation business with a different name. This will allow you to use the same EIN.
One issue with setting up your business in this manner is that if you are sued both your transpiration business and... Read more »
We have the idea but need to know what we’re missing since we feel that we’d need a lawyer to help us fill in gaps and assist us with questions as well
answered on Aug 30, 2021
You need to contact a business lawyer in your area to discuss exactly what you mean by "an investment LLC" and what "stipulations" you want. It's possible that you're trying to do something you need to be licensed for, and/or for which you need to register the securities being sold.
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