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Im a software engineer that has devoted significant

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im a software engineer that has devoted significant engineering time worth over $30K to a project with a physician and he has treathened to sever relationship. i have proof of emails stating 50-50 agreemnet and operating agreement
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: TN
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: he wants to cut me off and recenty requested to have a 51 49 percent
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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

You likely have an enforceable agreement since you have emails that support your position.

Tennessee law recognizes and enforces three type of agreements:

1) Express Written Agreements

2) Express oral Agreements

3, a) Implied Agreements -in Fact

3, b) Implied agreements in law.

Since you have oral agreements that are supported by the written emails you have an express agreement. This means that you are entitled to the benefit of your bargain. That is you are entitled to 50% of any profits the activity generates.

Unfortunately you may have to sue your "partner" to get your share. For this you will need to consult a local business litigation attorney.

You can use this link to help you find a local attorney:

http://lawyers-beta.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/business-commercial-law/tennessee

Take a look at this article for more information on the Tennessee laws:

http://www.tba.org/journal/contracts-to-be-enforced-as-written-or-not

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
great and thanks. So I can calculate all prodcution time expenses in addition to value of future company. Do you agree I should wait for company to grow to sue for bigger money

You should not wait to consult local counsel. You want to establish that you have a 50% ownership of the company.

You want to consult a local attorney sooner rather than later. You already have significant money tied up in this enterprise.

Most attorneys who do this work will consult with you for a relatively small amount or for free to make an initail assessment of your case.

Thank you for the positive rating.

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