How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask CalAttorney2 Your Own Question
CalAttorney2, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 10220
Experience:  I am a businesses law attorney, with experience advising and representing owners and investors.
Type Your Business Law Question Here...
CalAttorney2 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hello My good friend from Russia ask me to open a company

This answer was rated:

My good friend from Russia ask me to open a company throughout online registration and open business account for it also.
Than again throughout online registration change my name to my friends name.
Is it legal? What kind of consequence can I get?
I already have my own company.
Thank you.

Attorney William B. :

Dear Customer,

There is nothing inherently illegal about setting up a website for a friend. However, if you have concerns about the friend's use of the website (and a friend who has very specific requests for setting up a "strawman" website is one that you should have very serious questions about), you need to look into it carefully. If you are found to be aiding in the commission of a crime or a criminal enterprise (particularly one involving multiple countries), you can be in very serious trouble, the scope of which would depend on what type of activity you are involved in.
I cannot provide you with specific legal advice or instruction, but it would be wise to be very cautious when approached with a request like this.

I hope that the above information is helpful, if you have any questions, please use the “Reply to Expert Link” and I will follow up promptly. Once you are satisfied with your answer, please rate my service by clicking on the “OK” “GOOD” or “EXCELLENT” buttons, if you believe my service is anything less than “OK” please stop and tell me what additional information or clarification you need to make your experience satisfactory.

If you have any further questions, or if I missed or misunderstood what you were asking, please do ask and I will follow up promptly.

CalAttorney2 and 5 other Business Law Specialists are ready to help you
Dear Alexey,

My system shows you as “offline.” I have moved your question to our “Q&A” format to ensure that you are able to review my response and ask any questions you may have (or to follow up if I misunderstood or missed what you were asking for in the first place, as this sometimes happens in this type of forum).

I will respond to any questions you may have promptly, and will do my best to ensure that you receive the best answer possible.

Once I have answered your questions, please do not forget to rate my response so that I can receive credit for it.

Best regards, XXXXX XXXXX you,

Related Business Law Questions