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I'm trying to figure out if someone has the legal right to

Hello. I'm trying to figure out if someone has the legal right to sue me and/or my company and would like to know which side the court would lean as a ruling.High level - This guy contacted me to help him do some financial work around a startup company he was starting to build around autonomous trucking systems. Now the guy had no money to pay me (until he got funded), nor did he make me sign any NDAs or Non-Competes or any contracts whatsoever. I agreed to work for him as a consultant, not as an employee of his company. Nor was his company technically legit from a government perspective (he did not have a single owner, partnership or corporation documentation, nor did he have a tax ID). And I couldn't even tell you where 'his company' existed as it was a bunch of use exchanging information over Facebook from around the world. He is Canadian and I reside in California.Ok, that is the background. So myself and a couple others worked for this guy for 2-3 weeks, basically helping to put together a 'pitch deck' for investors. We did not have a physical product, just a vague concept similar to many competitors in the market. After a couple of weeks working for this guy, I started to feel something wasn't quite right with this guy, so i did a background search. Turns out this fellow stalked a girl on Facebook and robbed a bank in Canada! He never went to jail as he was found mentally incompetent and did some time in a mental institution. It was later determined he has schizoprenia and has been taking meds for that since 2012.So a few of us left the group based on his failure to disclose this information. That and he did not know what he was doing (he did not have any sense of corporate maturity). So myself and a few others decided to start our own company.He has been actively trying to get us all to come back. Until today, when he sent a message to us saying that if we started a company, he would sue us.So my question is, can he sue us and what are the chances he would win?

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I'm selling some shares in my company to an investor.

I'm selling some shares in my company to an investor. The investor will be contributing both cash and labor. Can we price the stock at different prices? One for the cash, and one for the labor?

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Im reading about ding the ownership of my business from the

im reading about hiding the ownership of my business from the general publicJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: floridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: nopeJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: nopeJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Corporate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Im looking to create a separate company to lease my building

Im looking to create a separate company to lease my building to my auto repair business, does that make sense to do?

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We are a -haul trucking company with our own semi-truck

We are a long-haul trucking company with our own semi-truck repair shop. We make repairs to the owner operators' semi-trucks for thousands of dollars at a time. Little by little they pay us back. However, sometimes they leave our trucking company and they don't pay their repair bills. We currently have several such truck owners. The amounts they owe us range between $15K and $40K per truck. I know that filing liens against their trucks would be a complex process involving submitting complicated paperwork and closely following various deadlines. I need to find a reputable company whose employees would follow all rules and regulations and file proper IL Labor and Storage liens on the trucks. I found numerous Commercial Debt Collection companies online (attorneys), however they all said they didn't file liens.

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We own a small business. No one draws a salary. No one even

We own a small business. No one draws a salary. No one even works there, we have a manager. Everyone pays their own share of taxes from their K-1 It's an S corp. There are 2 minority shareholders that are mad because we did not pay a distribution. We voted to do this to build cash to pay down our debt. The other 3 shareholders are the only ones on our bank account as signors. We discovered today that the 2 minority shareholders somehow created a pin number and now have access to the corporate account. They had asked for bank statements and we had agreed to provide them if they signed a standard NDA. They never returned it signed but somehow obtained a pin # ***** are able to view and print whatever they want. What should we do? Is there any way that a judge would have ordered this?

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I am asking about changing ownership percentages of a

I am asking about changing ownership percentages of a Florida LLC and a Florida S Corp. Currently the owners of the LLC 51% / 49% are the same as the S Corp 51% / 49%. we want to change the percentage of ownership on both companies making the percentage of the LLC 90% / 10% and of the S Corp 10% / 90%. do i need to file a legal document for this or do I just create the documents for internal record keeping?

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Can a company from Delaware bring a lawsuit in FL without

Can a company from Delaware bring a lawsuit in FL without having a corporation in FL and if no where can I find that law/procedure? What requirement does a company from another state have to satify before bringing a lawsuit in FL?

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Corporate office bearer C&O question. I am currently own

Corporate office bearer C&O question.I am currently own my own VA LLC which is a single member LLC. I am also a practice manger for my wife's practice, a small healthcare practice.Recently (since Feb 2016) couple of my acquaintances asked me join their VA LLC as partner. It is staffing and IT consulting company. It so happened that when I joined the company I was named as 'Chief Manager' which in LLC terminology runs the company day to day operations. I do not have access to and do not operate financial activities and I do not operate payroll activities either. However, I myself want to be very careful in omission or commission of the company. Are these two (1) Being a partner in the operating agreement and (2) being the chief manager of the company two independent events? That is my first question. Assuming company does some mistake without my knowledge ( this is hypothetical question please) will I be responsible in the context of the above two points? Assuming company does something wrong by misleading me (again hypothetical please) will I be responsible in the context of the above two points?Two partners of the company are H1B non-immigrants. According immigration sources H1B people can own business in US. The original founder is a US citizen, who is considered the President and CEO of the company. Company is trying to replace the original founder with an African American to bring diversity to company management (this is my suggestion), which can give me also a very good opportunity to step down from chief manager position as the new incumbent is willing to take over management. One of my thought processes is to stay as Partner in the operating agreement and step down as chief manager ( I guess it may almost become like a silent partner), I can assume an individual contributor role as Business Development Associate and Facilities Manager (who will take company office and company condo etc). This company works with non-immigrants and often works in the scope of immigration law. So I would like to be even more careful. I am not a business executive by any means, but I am trying to bring expert help to these people. I am asking various consulting experts in the payroll, HR and accounting, and even immigration aspects so that these people will get educated in running the business 'as per law of the land'. I do not tolerate any exception to the law, does not matter what it costs. Even then I want to be careful and do not get involved at levels unnecessary to my risk bearing abilities. I know startup companies do not have enough money to follow every rule. But my way is to raise money by loans and partner contributions and stand out and respect law. i am telling them this exactly and I see they are listening.I need your suggestion what is best for my personal safety legally. They love me to be partner and if possible to lead the company. But they will insist me to be at least partner and a lower level employee (honorary because they may not have enough money to pay me though). Bot***** *****ne I do not want to be in the news because company did something stupid.

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