I have a construction company and wanted to branch out, so I
Hi,JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: I have a construction company and wanted to branch out, so I opened 3 more companies to do business under...But my accountant told me that that is too expensive and a lot of work and that I could have simply filed fictitious names under one "mother" company...Is that true? if so can I have 3 under the existing business?JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?Customer: I'm in florida and no I have notJA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: All 4 are S-CorpsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that I had the construction business since 2010 and the 3 new ones are handyman, restoration for homes and heating and air...Can I have them all under my Custom Homes Construction Business
2 monks are the only President and vice president of this
2 monks are the only President and vice president of this non profit temple organization. Can any monk open a business account or credit card without the other person knowing. Is it legal in the state of Oregon? thanks.
I have a question specific to a Delaware s corporation
Hi,JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I have a question specific to a Delaware s corporation regarding disbursmentsJA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: Are you proficient in Delaware corp law?JA: No. I'm the Corporate Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: Ok. Here is the question -there are two 50% owners of a s- corporation created in Delaware. One owner is a silent partner with very little involvement in company. Are diproportionate disbursments allowed. Both have same salaries and taxes are paid 50-50 on corp returns.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
I wish to start and incorporate a business, but I would like
I wish to start and incorporate a business, but I would like to try making money first to see if it is worth the effort. If I do start making money, can I retroactively count the money made toward the business? Or would I have to count the money made as my income and lose any tax savings that I would have had? How would that be different for say an LLC vs a S corp? That is, would one over the other affect whether or not I could retroactively apply an money made to the business after I incorporate? Thanks.
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My Los Angeles corp is being sued in Georgia by YP. I need
My Los Angeles corp is being sued in Georgia by YP. I need to respond to the suit within 30 days. Can I do this without a lawyer?JA: Since business law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the corporation is registered in?Customer: My corp is registered in CA, but the YP contract states they can sue in GA.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YP filed in Feb. I was served last week, but then the sheriff came and took the suit back stating they had to serve the owner personally. That has not happened yet. But I am preparing for the suit anyway.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.
I plan to open a new business. I had businesses in the past
I plan to open a new business. I had businesses in the past and had two corporations I ran out of my house. Through all those businesses, I never registered one with my county. I want to do this business the right way. I am buying property with a building to run the business from. It is in Lee County, NC. I have a website domain I just purchased for my business. I may have more domains for the business for targeted marketing.1. Should I name my business the same as the domain? Or have a generic type business name that can have multiple websites all pointing back to my business?2. What are the order of steps I need to take to register correctly? Like the following?a. choose a business nameb. incorporate businessc. register business with the county it will be in
We are a small WA State C Corp, with shares distributed
Hi. We are a small WA State C Corp, with shares distributed among 3 shareholders, who are also directors. Two of the directors are also employees. One of these directors has, apparently, been secretly starting a competing company, about 20 blocks from our company. When confronted, he said it was "just an idea he was thinking about" but he has a building, a website, business cards, an operating license, etc. His picture is even on the other company website, introducing himself as the Executive Director there. So, it seems he is being dishonest about this "idea" that already seems to be an operating business. There is concern about him suddenly leaving here, which would negatively impact our business, because of his role here, plus concerns about taking clients and referral sources. His wife also works here, currently, but is now on his other company's website (it is an LLC with some other person), so it seems she would also leave. In looking up what I can find, apparently this seems a breach of the "duty of loyalty" aspect of his role with our company, as a shareholder/director, and it certainly seems a conflict of interest, plus, if he leaves here, there is an existing non-compete agreement for 3 years, of not operating a competing business in the same county, but he already has a competing business, in the same town, it seems. So, we don't know what to do. We're trying to protect this company, plus see if we have any legal recourse regarding these seemingly dishonest actions on his part.