I was hired by written contract
for 2 years at $185,000.00 per year to be the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Santa Fe Digital Media, LLC, by then CEO Lew Lew-Lee. back in 2011. I worked for 6 months and was never paid. When I billed Lew-Lee for back salary he asked me to "stand down." SFDM later incorporated and Lew-Lee promised he would pay me. The company has now incorporated in Deleware as OrcaXGroup, INC. Lew-Lee has promised within the last 6 months that I will get my money. Lew-Lee continues to say he has not yet received funding for his company and that is why he can't pay me. I moved to Santa Fe in September, 2011, and did survey studies for security on 2 buildings Lew-Lee was planning to rent, but never did rent. He claims he is still seeking funding. He asked me to move to Santa Fe, which I did as part of my contract deal. What can I do?
JA: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?
Customer: It was originally in New Mexico as Santa Fe Digital Media, LLC, but then incorporated in NM. Lew-Lee has now incorporated in Delaware as OrcaXGroup. Inc. All along, Lew-Lee has promised to pay me for the last 5 years.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I have not filed anything with anyone because Lew-Lee and I used to be good friends and I did not want to ruin that friendship, but the contract was for $185,000.00 per year and I have received nothing. It cost me nearly $30,000.00 to move to Santa Fe as Lew-Lee had asked. I can no longer afford this.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Lew-Lee has said on the phone and by e-mail that I would get my money. He said this as CEO of SFDM, LLC, as CEO of SFDM, Inc in New Mexico and he has said it as CEO of OrcaXgroup, Inc in DelAware.