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MEMBER - In the state of Maryland can a business represent

I AM A MEMBER - In the state of Maryland can a business represent itself in a District Court small claims matter? The amount if $10,000. I can't get a lawyer who will do the case for less than $5K. It doesn't make sense to attempt to get my money back and end up paying it back out in lawyer and court fees.

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Lucy, Esq.

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Llc or s-corporation? I am a sole proprietor, mainly selling

Llc or s-corporation?I am a sole proprietor, mainly selling used merchandise online less than $100 K annually.I am considering to increase sales, and change business entity to llc or s corporation in CA.I don't have an employee, but if business boosts, I am going to hire someone.In that case, what business entity is proper for my business model, llc or s corporation?

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I am civil engineer and sometimes doing remote consulting on

i am civil engineer and sometimes doing remote consulting on the side, such as making construction schedules to construction firms. i did not establish a firm for this. i get checks to my name to my address and that is it. so far I did little but i plan to do more. is any type of business registration needed for this? for website i use my name last name dot com.i mean, i am practically a sole proprietor right ? but do i need to establish and register a sole proprietorship for it, or is it ok like this? both federal and state and local level i ask. there is no physical work, they just send me drawings and i make construction schedules and quantity calculations in my home and send them back the result that's about it. for construction schedules or quantity calculations you do not need an engineering license, because i am not doing any design work, though i have the license in another state.

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I have a contract with my manufacture about using just their

I have a contract with my manufacture about using just their product. I have changed to an LLC from sole proprietor, does than void the contract?JA: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?Customer: WAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes I have been an LLC for 6 monthsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Also in the contract I was to be paid 10% commission and it is now 12% and is not reflected in the contract.

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I need an attorney for company law in LA, California, not

i need an attorney for company law in LA, CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yet but a person has threaten me with a formal writJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the person used to be a business partner but he registered the company under his name and i registered and run the company abroad under the same name

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I am the Founder and Director of a San Diego based

Greetings,I am the Founder and Director of a San Diego based non-profit organization.I am dissolving the organization in the near future.The question pertains to the website which I paid a developer out of my pocket to create for the non-profit companyOnce I close the organization, I would like to retain a lot of the material on the current website of the non-profit (For my new company) which will be a sole proprietor company.Do you for-see any problems here?Thanks!

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I have an EIN as a sole proprietorship business currently. I

I have an EIN as a sole proprietorship business currently. I know all sole proprietor businesses have to be under the one EIN and cannot have more than one EIN. I am starting a business which I will elect as an LLC. Can I then apply for another EIN for that business as an LLC, while keeping the EIN I use for sole proprietor businesses?

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I am transferring ownership of a sole proprietor ship LLC

I am transferring ownership of a sole proprietor ship LLC from another individual to myself, just wanted to make sure that I had all the bases covered, wanted to basically get a checklist for the transfer.

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About: I am a small business owner of a Beauty + Color

About: I am a small business owner of a Beauty + Color Cosmetics brand. I am about to start manufacturing my own formulas at home (starting very small first), selling directly to the public, and plan to sell to b2b in the near future. As of now I am sole proprietor, looking into becoming an LLC once I am ready to sell at higher volumes.My question: can I manufacture, and distribute my own products to public (consumers), and distribute to business (retail shops) under the same business? or would I have to create different legal branches?

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