How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ask a Business Lawyer

Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 1507
Experience:  Run my own successful business/contract law practice.
18572087
Type Your Business Law Question Here...
characters left:
4 Business Lawyers are Online Now

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
< Last | Next >
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Small Businesses Laws

What is a small business?

A small business consists of few employees and has limited market reach. A small business can be for just about any industry there is. The government often encourages small businesses, stating that they are good for tax purposes and for the community in general. Small businesses do not really have a set definition, but they are most usually privately owned.

If a small business signs with a bigger company of the same industry, but that company cuts the small business off without warning resulting in loss of money on the small business’ part, is the small business entitled to reimbursement?

Depending on the circumstances, the small business should be entitled to reimbursement. The first step to getting money back would be to write a letter to the larger company that had been signed with and demand that a refund be given to the business. Send this by certified mail and if the company does not respond and no refund is given, the small business has every right to sue the company in small claims court. If they first contacted the small business, then this small business can sue in their own area of business. If the small business contacted the company first, then the small business must file suit in the company’s county.

If a small business owner wants to sue an out of state business, what steps need to be taken in order to do so?

If no contract was held that established which state would rule over the disputes between the two businesses, then the small business owner would need to get some sort of council in the state that the other business is in. Finding a reputable council to help would enable the business owner to file suit against the other company for breach of contract.

If someone wants to open a small business, should they open it as LLC, or as the personal owner?

When opening a business, it is often considered risky and possibly even dangerous to open it without creating an LLC. When deciding which one is right for certain people and their specific situations, it is good to take a couple things into consideration. Business liability insurance may be extremely important if one chooses to open the business as a personal owner, and sometimes even as an LLC. The reason for this is that if something regrettable happened and resulted in a serious injury or possibly even death, a personal injury attorney would most likely hold the owner personally responsible.

If one owns a small business, can they turn the business over to a relative without a sale amount or does some sort of sale have to be involved in the exchange?

If the owner wants to turn the business over to a family member they are allowed to do so without a sale. The only thing to take into consideration when doing so is the fact that the owner may incur transfer tax when exchanging the business from one owner to their family member.

When dealing with small businesses, it is rather easy for the owners to become confused about any technicalities that may arise. There can be many different types of questions that need to be asked, and many answers for these questions. When these questions do arise, it’s always best to ask the Experts.

Ask a Business Lawyer

Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 1507
Experience:  Run my own successful business/contract law practice.
18572087
Type Your Business Law Question Here...
characters left:
4 Business Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Business Lawyers are online & ready to help you now

Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Satisfied Customers: 1507
Run my own successful business/contract law practice.
MShore Law
Attorney
Satisfied Customers: 1233
Drafted Negotiated and/or Reviewed Thousands of Commercial Agreements
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Satisfied Customers: 1174
25 years of experience helping people like you.

Recent Small Business Questions

  • I had a loan with a friend company I worked

    I had a loan with a friend company I worked his wife owned. it was written by an attorney, but was only between mean his wife. She passed and he remarried three years later. The loan was never in his name and when she died I still made payments
    just because I felt I owed them both opportunity they gave me. I did not make the payments when I did not have it and that was fine with him. He never turned the money in on his taxes as far as I know,. He remarried and the second wife had nothing
    whatever to do with the loan. He had moved from Virginia to South Carolina. He passed away a couple of months ago and his new wife want to settle the loan fourth of what is owed. There was no will from his first wife whom I had the loan with and for
    other reasons his name could not be connected to the loan of company. the second wife wants a attorney to FAX a paid in full signed by her if I pay the money she is asking for. I think she knows she is not due anything. My question is " Is it not a bad idea
    to accept an copy of a paid in full agreement by fax? I offered to have the document FedEx and she said no, her attorney said it could be faxed. Should I accept a fax receipt of a loan paid infull.
  • What is required to reinstate a company that was once owned

    What is required to reinstate a company that was once owned by someone else and is inactive with the state? Do I need to obtain rights somehow from the original owner? How can it be done where the company retains its original EIN number and other pertinent
    information?
  • Barrister: I have another questiion regarding my sister

    Barrister:
    I have another questiion regarding my sister and mom's estate. This is tiring me, but I need to know to be prepared. Mom did not leave a tangible property list of her items and who was to get what. But she did say verbally many times that she wanted us to choose her valuable jewelry taking turns. Some of her jewelry was very valuable in jewelry and gold coins. All of us agreed to take turns. Wow an agreement! Several weeks ago we had a choosing session after it was all appraised so the values were known. My sister said that she would keep a column of us and note down what we chose and total the column's value at the end. She never said the columns HAD to be equal, but she did say that one who has more than another gets less cash from the estate and one who has less in gold gets more cash from inhritance to equal out the value of our entire inheritance receipt. Quite frankky I am tired of her mission to target me because this what happened. There were a lot of items, so when we got to the end, there was a gold bracelet that no one wanted because it was not anyone's taste. It's value is just over 2k. That means someone who choses it, basically is buying from the estate and sees less cash. Unfortunately, it was the last item and my turn. I verbally stated I did not like it or want it. My sister then said I HAD to take it. I said no I don't. Twice she tried. Twice I responded no. My brother then offered to take it saying he could personally sell it. My sister yelled at him not to do it saying it was not fair. I felt she did not want me to have the cash of it in value. My brother twice said he would and she backed down letting him have it. Now today, weeks later she emails a spread sheet of our total columns on that days choosing of the gold and jewelry with each item listed and the values placed with the right person. My column is about 2k lower than my sister and 6k lower than brother. Without the bracelet, brother would be 4 k
< Last | Next >
View More Business Law Questions