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Hi there, I own a...
Hi there, I own a print shop and I have a partnership that I am about to exit. The old partner ceased to work here and decided they want out. We are not able to agree on a price so I have decided to open up separately. He is 34% partner, and I am 66%. Do I have a right to continue using the DBA
JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?
Customer: CA, yes I had an attorney write up the contract
JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?
Customer: Filed as in? our partnership agreement? I believe so. We have done our taxes and I am 66% on the previous tax year and currently, they are 33%
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney with extensive business law experience. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Answer: As majority holder in the partnership, if you are continuing to operate the partnership, you may use the fictitious business name (DBA).

You should really attempt to settle the buy-out of the minority partner as well. Until you buy out this partner's interest, you are still personally liable for any work that he does under the name and you cannot prevent him from also using the name (unless your partnership agreement provides otherwise).

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