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I have a question about my DBA business and moving to a

Hi I have a question about my DBA business and moving to a different state ?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I live in MA and will be moving to NH...I am a service business and do not have a store front or office locationJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No my question is about my business license? Will I be able to renew in my MA town with a NH address ?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No ...I'm just am looking to keep my business a MA business but relocate my personal resaidence and want to make sure i am doing this correctly.

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Phillips Esq.

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I am planning on starting a home based business once I

I am planning on starting a home based business once I relocate to Nevada later this year/early next year (I'm currently in Connecticut). I recently purchased online, self-paced training directly related to this business and would like to write off the expense when I file my taxes next year. Is this possible to do without a business license? Should I obtain a refund and repurchase the training program once I've relocated and obtained a Nevada business license? Thank you.

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I am in the beginning stages of consulting again (industrial

I am in the beginning stages of consulting again (industrial safety and injury prevention) after a few years and one of my first potential clients is a multinational in Mexico. Ironically, my spouse is Mexican and we are looking to eventually retire and relocate to Mexico, so this consulting could end up being a catalyst for our move if other doors open as a result. I know here will tax issues and ex-pat stuff. I can deal with that and am in fact meeting with a group that deals with those issue on my up-coming trip this summer to bid the work.I am going to incorporate my consulting gig, but am unsure where. My business will eventually be based in Mexico (3-5 years most likely time frame).Now the Qs: Best place to incorporate? Difficulty in transitioning a home base of a small US consulting firm to another place? Any other input welcome.Thanks.M

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Richard - Bizlaw

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I run a small community theatre, which I founded twelve

I run a small community theatre, which I founded twelve years ago. We are a 501 c3. Can i move it to a more welcoming city?JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?Customer: the state of TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We've been operating for twelve years and are in good standing with both IRS and state of Texas. We have not moved yet. I'm not sure I understand your question.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would also like to change the name. I doubt that my Board of Directors would object tot he move, but I guess, if I can do that, I will have to have a different one in the new place. I would like to move to a place where I can find a bigger audience.

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Richard - Bizlaw

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After 7 years in civil court, I finally won my case. My

Hello,After 7 years in civil court, I finally won my case.My question is about the fees owed to the lawyer who represented my case.here is the background info:I filed the case as pro se in 2010 and it was adjourned several times. Sometime mid 2013 I made an agreement with a fresh law graduate to do advertising work for her in return for her representing my case in court.long story short, in early 2015 the lawyer relocated to a different state and wanted to drop her name off the case after I had spent a considerable amount of money (around $4k) doing advertising for her. I refused.Mediation failed so we went for trial last week. A lawyer I've never met before showed up (I think she said she said she was a court lawyer, or court counsel, or something like that) and said she was appointed to represent me in the case.she was texting on her phone the whole time and complaining that she had other stuff to do, zipping back and forth into the court room while we waited for trial... up till our names were called to come in front of the judge, then she asks me (in front of the judge and the defendant) " just give me in two words, what is this case about?". I was flabbergasted.The trial took 2 days (non-consecutive), around 4 to 5 hours effectively in front of the judge...During trial, my clueless lawyer asked me to help her with points during cross-examination which irritated the judge who ordered me to remain quiet or face a hefty fine.Result : I won the case but got little of my money back ($7k out of $24k owed).the next day after the trial, the original lawyer (who moved out of state) texted me asking me to confirm my address and email address.I am a bit concerned that I might receive a bill from either lawyer.I have not signed a contract with either party. My deal with the first one was a trade in kind with no contracts signed and I had never met the 2nd lawyer before the trial.1- Does either party have any legal ground to bill me?2- am i obligated to pay? can that affect me or my credit in any way?3- Do I have a defense in this matter?4- If collecting money from the defendant fails, and don't have money to pay them what is the worse case scenario that can occur? can they sue me?please let me know. Thank you.

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A driver for a major moving co. (North American Van Lines)

a driver for a major moving co. (North American Van Lines) was stiffed for $11,000mvng cust. from S.C. to Utah. drv didnt collect upon delivery because the agent who booked the move in SC told him they were billing the company the customer worked for but didnt put this on ppwk and the customer told drv same thing. After delivery cust. husband passed away so co. doesnt want to pay bill now & shipper refusing also. Drivers office not helping at all & charged him back in full. What recourse does he have. We sent demand letter & she refused it and sent it back. Does he need lawyer where loaded household goods or delivered? Please help.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He loaded their household goods in South Carolina and delivered to their new residence in UtahJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The North AMerican office he works for out of California has done nothing. The driver has a thread of emails from the shipper confirming she was under the understanding her co. would pay and would contact them. Thats been going on for months. He felt sorry for her and gave her benefit of doubt since her husband just passed but now he has sustained this dept for over 4 months and is on the verge of losing his home.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Drivers local office not assisting him out of sheer laziness. Easier to charge him back and let him fight on his own. Corporate wont help him because they said he shouldnt have delivered without getting payment first but I outlined the reason he didnt collect above. Driver has no idea where to turn to to get his money & I'm just in a state of shock that no one is helping and this woman thinks she can stiff someone for $11,000 with no recourse. I have advised north american not to pay out any claims as customer has not paid bill but dont know where to go from here either.

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Second opinion] - freedom of speech ,as an independent owner

Second opinion] - freedom of speech ,as an independent owner that pulls a trailer for a company and that company tells me that I need remove political statements off the side of my truck ,due to a person complaining to the company after two years with no problems with the political statements on in that time perior is that a violation of my civil right under the 2nd Amendment . I've relocated my family to the area that I can see them on the weekends and know that may be out the window along with the steady income and routine for over the last 2 years.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Dwayne, You have helped me before. I am the inventor of a

Hello Dwayne, You have helped me before. I am the inventor of a new disposable bread bag closing device. My question today is:My business is an LLC, which was formed in Minnesota, but I have relocated to Connecticut. I have read online about the options to move my LLC to a new state, but I am not sure which is best. My company is still in start up phase and I have not done any sales yet. Would it be better to dissolve my current LLC and establish a new one in CT? If I follow this route, would it be wise to consider establishing another type of entity? I have thought that an S-Corporation would be wise in order to avoid double taxation and also because I want my wife to have shares, and perhaps have other partners in the future.

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I have a Short Term Disability claim approved through March

I have a Short Term Disability claim approved through March 21 to April 28. Per the insurance company evaluating/deciding the STD claim I was to return back to work on April 29. My doctor certified me to go back to work first on June 13. Since June 13 my employer has NOT allowed me to resume working. They have put me on UNPAID LEAVE and NO MEDICAL BENEFITS until my employer has provided some accommodations my doctor has ordered: working normal business hours 9-5:30 PM. Prior to my hospitalization on March 21 I was working Swiss European hours from Milwaukee, WI. I am working in Information Systems management role. My diagnosis is Bipolar Type 2, which I understand is a disability.My employer is requesting me to provide medical substantiation from April 28 to present day (July 5). They did NOT allow me to resume work on June 13 - even though I was in Europe on June 13 and I still am until July 26.1) My employer (US Branch) did NOT have the accommodations for a 9-5:30 PM office job in Milwaukee ready on April 29 (NEW role in my global company) - then what is their legal right to hold me back from resuming my old job while I am in Europe with UNPAID leave? My manager in Switzerland wanted me back and my performance rating was EXCELLENT in both BEHAVIORS and RESULTS (highest possible).2) Does my employer (US Branch) have a legal case for NOT paying my salary April 29 to June 13 when they DO NOT allow me to resume work on June 13? They did know per my doctor's instruction sent to them on April 29 that I was not to return back to work until June 13 with NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS as an accommodation.Appreciate your answer. Thank You.

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