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Our company (based in Hong Kong) is looking to set up a US

Hi. Our company (based in Hong Kong) is looking to set up a US Investment Advisor business. There are various things we need to arrange, and the most difficult/time consuming would appear to be working visas. While we work on this issue I would like to ask a couple of questions about options for registering with the SEC if our principal place of business is outside the USA.1. Can we establish an affiliate company in Hong Kong and register this business with the SEC as an IA? If we are not physically based in the USA this will avoid any visa issues. We can still comply with the various IA rules and regulations. Is there any requirement for the Principal to have a US visa?2. If we cannot do this, would it help if we established the business in the USA e.g. Delaware LLC, but did not have a place of business in the USA. Could we register this company with the SEC?Basically I am trying to find a way on how we can get the US business started (we would call into the US via Skype - not be physically located in the USA) while we wait for Immigration issues to be processed.Thanks

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Would the following contract terms be considered a restraint

Would the following contract terms be considered a restraint of trade? . . . .Whereas, Northstar Computer Forms, and its affiliate, AmeriTech will accept a non-compete agreement with the prime contractor, Concept Printing, Inc for every contract renewal period for the vital records contract *********** and thereafter the current contract expires. Thus, Northstar and AmeriTech agree that this non-compete agreement also covers related future, “follow-up” on contracts. Northstar and AmeriTech agree not to submit pricing for printing bids to the City of New York or any other contractor or subcontractor pertaining to this contract in the future.

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I am selling my business. In 2014 I entered into a 1 year

I am selling my business. In 2014 I entered into a 1 year exclusive agreement with a broker that ended in 2015. I entered into a different exclusive agreement with a different broker earlier this year that lasts 120 days, and ends next month.Both of these brokers have now introduced me to separate buyers who are both offering identical deals, same money, same terms.Exclusive broker will not budge on their commission (they initially told me that they would sell our business inside of 4 months for a LOT more than the offer that is presented now), however, now that the offer is a lot lower, they won't budge on commission. Which would normally be fine, except the other deal we have on the table from the other broker is with much less commission.I have communicated this with both brokers, one will negotiate, the exclusive one will not. I told them I'm just being up front and trying to get the best deal possible and not trying to cheat anyone out of anything, but the offers we have on the table are for far less than what they "valued" my business for.My question is, can we just wait until the exclusive agreement with the high commission broker ends and sell to the other party, without owing the exclusive broker $$?

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I want to start a taxi service in Atlanta, starting with

I want to start a taxi service in Atlanta, starting with only one car. What are the requirements for the same.

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I hope this is the right place to post this. I am the owner

Hi. I hope this is the right place to post this. I am the owner of a small company and we are currently naming our product, which is entirely electronic. In searching for the name we came up with for our product, we stumbled upon two companies that might pose a problem. One uses our intended product name as the name of their company, and they are in the same basic industry as us, yet it is fairly obvious that our product and them would not be affiliated in any way. Furthermore, the name in question is a common word with one letter removed for stylization. A fictional example would be Rise spelled "Ris", although that is not the name we are intending for our product. The other company is a night club.I am just wondering what the law says in this regard, and whether we would be on the safe side going ahead with our intended product name.

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Myself and two other partners live outside of the US and

Hi,Myself and two other partners live outside of the US and would like to start our business in Delaware. As part of the process, we are required to have a registration agent. We do not have anyone currently present in Delaware so we came accross registration agent service provider like this one:https://www.delawareregisteredagent.com/how-to/non-us-delaware-llc-corporationMy first question is, are there any legal risks of using these services? In order to have a service agent, do we have to give them opwer of attorney?My other question is that we need to give someone who lives in a different state (California) power of attorney for our company. Is it possible to give power of attorney to a US citizen who is not living in the state on which the registration agent is at? And can the person we grant power of attorney setup our banking account in the united states (perhaps from San Diego)?

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Educator ONLY! I have a few questions I would like

For Law Educator ONLY!I have a few questions I would like to ask you.Please respond asap.Thanks!

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I am writing an amended answer and countercomplaint

I am writing an amended answer and countercomplaint for a small claims suit brought against my husband alleging non-payment on a loan. The loan in question is a) not in writing, and b) "regarding the student loan", in which the lender is an institution and student loan was co-signed for by the Plaintiff in 2004. Plaintiff is claiming that Defendant owes him for any amounts paid for by the Plaintiff, although no agreement was ever made on this, either orally or in writing. Furthermore, the claim amount is over twice as much as the amount paid to date on the student loan by either party. The argument we are using in the amended answer is a) general denial of all claims, b) affirmative defense, c) violation of BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE, TITLE 3. INSOLVENCY, FRAUDULENT TRANSFER, AND FRAUD CHAPTER 26. STATUTE OF FRAUDS Section 26.01(b)(6) in that the alleged oral agreement an agreement which is not to be performed within one year from the date of making the agreement (in other words, any agreement the Plaintiff is claiming must be in writing or it is invalid after 1 year); and the counterclaim is for fraud and abuse of process.I need assistance in the following please:Which affirmative defenses applies to this case?What is the specific Texas law code to support the counterclaim for fraud and abuse of process?

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My friend and I want to open a business about "help people

My friend and I want to open a business about "help people replace their iphones". Because people in most their countries like China, India, Brazil... they don't have a complete apple care/replacement services as here in US or different countries may have different rules which may blocking them replace their iphones. We want to help these people to replace their broken iphone here in US and send them back. Before we actually launching this idea, we want to know if this is legal? I would like to hear your suggestions.Thanks

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