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During a civil lawsuit, one of my clients told the judge at

During a civil lawsuit, one of my clients told the judge at the hearing that she lost 8 pounds because of the stress interacting with me. I didn't know she was stressed. Also I didn't know she lost 8 pounds.Although I'm not responsible for her stress nor 8 pounds weight loss, as goodwill, I'd like to try my best to help her to gain 8 pounds weight such as getting help from counselors (she does have no-cost counselors from her husband's employer but I'm not aware that she sees them), nutritionists, personal trainers etc. Wondered what is the best way to approach her? Thank you.

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An attorney of 31 years wants to sell her estate planning

An attorney of 31 years wants to sell her estate planning and probate practice. She has prepared about 1400 trusts over the last 31 years which at some point, will be ready for trust administration when the trustos die. That's where the real money is in estate planning, helping the successor trustees administrate the trust. The attorney is well know in the community so even after she retires/sells her practice, will still receive referrals.My questions are actually multiple and all of them need to be answered:1. How would the estate planning attorney value her practice to sell based on the number of cases she has and her good will in the community?2. What would the dollar value be?3. Would it be possible for the attorney to still take some new referrals after she sells the practice and how would they be qualified so that she is able to still take a few cases if she wants to work a little?4. The estate planning attorney might want to consult with counsel to help her draft a sales agreement; is that a service you can provide?Thank you.

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We are a New Jersey based company. We have been designing

Hello:We are a New Jersey based company.We have been designing manufacturing and importing home goods products from China and selling them directly to end users via Amazon. We never used any other sales channel (except %2 via Ebay, so no need to mention)Our products are wall shelves, assembly required desks, home organization products, home decoration products.We never branded our products before, Amazon is a free market place and you can sell your products with no brand by simply listing as Example: “Stainless Steel Kitchen Wall Shelf”Now we want to brand our products and open up them to retail stores in USA. I came up with DwellDecor name, I already purchased the domain name.However would it be a matter of trade-dress infringement? Can consumers easily be confused with my company and Dwell magazine?. Dwell may simply own the space when it comes to home decor due to market dominance and use of that name.Dwell is a well-known home design and décor magazine, they also sell home décor/design products, recently they had an agreement with Target stores, Target stores will see Dwell branded products.Considering my explanation here, would it be risky to invest on DwellDecor name?

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What is the best way to Buy/Sell a small LLC Corp? A Stock

What is the best way to Buy/Sell a small LLC Corp?A Stock sale? i believe this is best for the owners, due to capital gain on stock profit.An Asset Sale, with goodwill? i believe this is better for the buyer due to Depreciation/Amortization.What are Cons Vs Pros for Buyer/Seller?Thank you very much

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If purchasing a portion of a business can you have a non

if purchasing a portion of a business can you have a non compete agreement and if so do you have to pay some renumeration for it seperate from the purchase price of your share in the company?

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Christopher B, Esq.

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How would a company prove what I said on facebook is

how would a company prove what I said on facebook is derogatory re: termination or prove that the reputation of the company suffered. what evidence would they use to "prove"?

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I have a question about an agreement that I signed as an independent

I have a question about an agreement that I signed as an independent contractor with a buyer. The buyer was developing a financial program and needed my assistance to develop the product that went with that program. The agreement was that he would pay me 5% of the revenue that his company makes. The contract was only signed after I had already invested about a year working with him... this happened because I knew the guy and I continued to work in good faith.The contract commencement date (per contract) was Jul 28 2014 and the end date was Jul 28 2015. It also says that the buyer may extend term of the agreement for up to 10 years, by giving written notice to the seller (me) no less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the term.Jul 28 2015 came and went - the contract expired, but I continued to work with him as goodwill and also because he said he will renew the agreement soon. Finally in Dec 2015, when I still didn't have the new agreement and wasn't making any money (because he wasn't making any money), I decided to quit. I discussed and told him my decision over the phone. However, since the contract term had already expired on Jul 28 2015, I did not think of giving him any written notice (as required by the contract)... just told him over the phone that I do not wish to continue.When I told him that I do not wish to continue on the original agreement, he and I discussed new agreement terms, where he was to pay me for my services on the ongoing basis, irrespective of whether he generated any revenue or not. I discussed this over the phone with him and emailed this agreement in simple language to him. This agreement does not have a start or end date. It is not even a contract - it just says that he will pay me an hourly rate for my services plus a fixed fee for every new customer he asks me to give the product to. He responded that he was okay with that and will get that in a document and sign and send it back to me, which he never did. I continued to work with him on what I believed was the new agreement and he paid the first 4 invoices. He then stopped paying me and has two invoices pending since Apr 14.QUESTIONHe today emailed me sort of a notice saying that even though the term expired on Jul 28 2015, the fact that I continued to work with him, even after the expiration of the original term is deemed as the auto-renewal and the law says that by doing so, I am bound by all the terms and conditions of the original contract. He did not pay me for the first 2 years I worked for him, other than a retainer fee of $5,000 (Feb 2015-Jul 2015) and another $249 for one sale he made in Aug 2015. He has not paid my latest two invoices (~$1,000) per the new agreement and now he is threatening to sue me for the breach of the original contract, because I have refused to continue to work with him any further.My question is - can he really sue me for this? Does the law treat my continued working with him, even after the contract expiration, as a renewal of the original agreement? He is also forcing me to hand over the product that I developed over two years (it's a software) including the code and all the rights. Can he legally do that?

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I owned a business and sold while residing and working in California.

I owned a business and sold while residing and working in California. I signed a non compete agreement which is governed by California Law. I have been terminated and want to know if the non compete could be construed as valid.

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I am thinking of buying a dog walking business. She doesn't

Hi there.I am thinking of buying a dog walking business. She doesn't have a premise - she has 5 walkers who visit the houses etc. She has been in business for 5 years, has 80 regular clients. Her P&L shows revenue of $57k up until Oct 2015. The expenses so far have been $40k so $17k profit. She has a website and 5 stars on Yelp.What do you think is a fair price?What questions do you think I should ask her?Is there any other suggestions you have for me!Please let me know if you need any more info.

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