Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Franchise questions

Opp law So i was reviewing the 2012 opp laws on this guy's

Biz Opp lawSo i was reviewing the 2012 biz opp laws on this guy's site mikeyounglaw.com/ftc-business-opportunity-rule-disclosure-forms/ and had some questions since things seemed to have changed since i was last involved in anything called a 'biz opp' a while ago.What's a biz opp exactly?Is an educational how to course or a money making system taught in a video course a biz opp according to these laws?I would like to open a website that sells video courses on how to make money by doing different online business strategies and systems.So for example: a make money online system would sell "System for Starting a Business Online by Blogging..." So the question is would i be selling "bizz opps"? or is a "biz opp" something where I'm selling an actual business someone would buy vs. a "how to" which is what i'm selling?I would also become an affiliate of others who sell video courses and software related to facilitating making money online and was wondering what issues i would run into there.Also related - if trading systems (ie. Forex, Stocks, Options) as sold as "Trade for a living" or potentially "start your own trading business" or " start your own trading company" by learning this trading trading system... would i encounter any biz op law issues?Thanks. I'm looking to get clarity so i can move ahead without making problems in the process.

Read more

Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

11,670 satisfied customers
I received a Certified Letter--an "Intent to Offset Federal

I received a Certified Letter--an "Intent to Offset Federal Payments" notice from The California Franchise Board regarding a corporation I was an officer and president. The company has been nonexistent since 2008/2009. I did not take loans from the corporation, did take income. I lost much.The notice asks that I respond within 60 days. How do I proceed and respond to the Franchise Board to make this situation go away as I am not responsible to the companies debts.Thanks in advance,

Read more

Maverick

Doctoral Degree

8,370 satisfied customers
I and my business partner are owners of a Delaware Corp. We

I and my business partner are owners of a Delaware Corp. We pledged our shares of the corporation with a third party against a loan that third party gave us several years ago. We couldn't pay the loan back and the third party asked us, under the terms of the pledge agreement, to transfer the shares to him. We had no objection to doing that and transferred the shares but so far we haven't done any filing. Do we need to do any filing? If so, which is the filing that needs to be done?JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?Customer: My business partner and I live abroad but our Company is a Delaware Corp.JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: So far, we have not filed any Annual Reports since the inception of the company which was 2007. The transaction I'm talking about took place in 2014-2015. We have, however, filed Franchise Tax returns on 1st March 2017.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Apart from the paid up shares that we pledged to the lender, we also issued the rest of the authorized shares to him at the time he gave us the loan. We gave him the share certificates but again have not done any filing. Do we need to? And what filing? I think that's it

Read more

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

117,998 satisfied customers
I am trying to find out if an entity without an alcohol

I am trying to find out if an entity without an alcohol license can receive commissions on the sale of alcohol from a licensed entity.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: DOn't think soJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, the unlicensed entity wants to try and restrict access to alcohol they do not own.

Read more

Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

11,670 satisfied customers
I was paying an employee under the table, and i realized the

i was paying an employee under the table, and i realized the mistake and want to correct this. Employee agrees to be placed on the books. But how do i correct previous issue.JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?Customer: NYJA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: Nothing filed i am going into litigation in completely different matter and dont want this to be an issue with credibiilty on my behlafJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

Read more

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

Juris Doctor.

42,908 satisfied customers
I just go a balance due notice of $250 for FTB, stating its

I just go a balance due notice of $250 for FTB, stating its an SOS cert penalty, my rgistration date was2/2JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?Customer: registration date was 3/25/2013, dont' I get till that date??? also I didnt know I had to submit a SOS for the LLC, I just stopped the business 3 years ago. I did not know I had to cancel, I thought if it was not renewed it would be done. HELPJA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: you since I stopped, NOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: can I have the penalty waived?

Read more

Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

11,670 satisfied customers
Aim: I want to dissolve my LLC in California. Problem: With

Hello,Aim:I want to dissolve my LLC in California.Problem:With LegalZoom, I tried to dissolve my LLC, but LegalZoom came back to me saying that my LLC is currently in "SOS Suspended" status, meaning that the Secretary of State (SOS) shows your entity in "Inactive" status. Before LegalZoom can proceed, I need to speak with the CA state about getting the status back in "Active" again.Solution?Calling the CA Secretary of State is futile….it takes me days. Is there another solution, please?Thanks in advance,Franco

Read more

KJLLAW

Juris Doctorate

2,568 satisfied customers
I'm planning on incorporating a company that provides

I'm planning on incorporating a company that provides software development services. We operate in Illinois. What will my tax obligations be like if I were to incorporate in Delaware versus Illinois?

Read more

Thelawman2

Doctoral Degree

2,168 satisfied customers
I am opening a brick and mortar location for my business,

I am opening a brick and mortar location for my business, starting paperwork with the municipality in Sept of last year, signed a lease with the landlord of the building in november while we all patiently waited for the municipality meetings and all the town legalities to get finalized. End of February after a long wait and patience running thin, we finally met with the planning board and we were approved. In that same week my landlord purchased another building 4 doors down from the location I am supposed to go into. A few days after the meeting he came both and told me a corporate franchise that runs the exact same type of business I run has shown interest and he is now deciding if he will rent to them as well. I await his answer. However, I expressed to him that this will severely hurt the start up of my business considering they are in about a 100 foot radius of my building. Do I have any options if he decides to rent to them?

Read more

Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

15,402 satisfied customers
View more business law questions
In The News