Ask a Business Lawyer. Get Business Law Questions Answered ASAP.
I've never heard the term "strawman" before. They want me to go into the dealership after making sure the car is still in stock. They want me to appear wealthy enough to be able to buy a $66K Porsche, test drive, go for discounts, say I will buy the car, and then tell them it will be financed by my company in NH. This may raise a red flag, because there is no tax in NH.
They want me to register the car in my name, in PA, but the NH company will buy the car, and be on the title. The dealership may decide not to sell me the car, or if I am convincing enough,they may sell it to me under the name of Advanced Biotechnologies. This company will agree to wire the entire cost of the automobile to the dealership (or send a certified check). That is when I pick up the car and send of the keys. I looked up this company...they have a half-hearted unfinished website at www.adv-biotech.com in Manchester, NH. XXX-XXX-XXXX.
The man I am to be working for is an Alexander Goldshtadt and he owns Luxury Auto Mall at 453 Van Nys Blvd., in Sherman Oaks, CA.
i signed an agreement that states "in case the Non-Export Agreement is breached, the Luxury Auto Mall will pay alldamages, even if my name is XXXXX XXXXX Non Export Agreement."He told me he has been doing this for 5 years and buys about 25 cars a month using people like myself, all over the country. He says he has never ben sued.
I hope this is enough information for you.
Thank you for your question.Run, do not walk away. If the vehicle is under your name, and the vehicle is later transported somewhere else, you remain responsible for this vehicle, and what's more important, you personally remain liable (possibly even criminally liable) if this vehicle is going to be shipped to a different country while listed under your name. Further, upon doing a search in New Hampshire for this company's name, I found no match. Here is the link so you can duplicate the work for yourself:https://www.sos.nh.gov/corporate/soskb/csearch.aspIt appears that this person is attempting to get around having no dealer license and attempts to use people like you to get around shipping laws also. Remember that places you at risk, not him, and therefore this is likely not a very wise option. Otherwise he would simply be doing this himself, for himself.Good luck.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).