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Alexander Duie Pyle Latta

West Chester Business Attorney.

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  1. We are involved with a ministry in Bangladesh, and would like to get donations here to help over there- what do we need?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven J. Fromm
    2. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    2 lawyer answers

    If you want your donors to have the possibility of a tax deduction for contributions, you should consider getting 501(c)(3) tax exemption for your organization in the U.S. In general terms, the steps could be as follows: 1. Form a nonprofit corporation. 2. Apply for 501(c)(3) tax exemption for the corporation. There are a variety of pitfalls in doing this yourself, so I recommend that you hire a nonprofit attorney in your state to form the corporation and apply for tax exemption. If...

  2. PA S Corp and a DBA and Ad requirements

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like the section you are referencing is talking about differing requirements for advertisement of the registration of a fictitious name, depending on whether the owner of the ficititious name is an individual or an entity. If you advertise, you will likely have to advertise the name in two different publications. An business attorney in the county where your corporation is incorporated should be able to direct you to the appropriate legal and general publications for advertisement.

  3. What are the limitations of non compete agreements in Pa.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen J. O'Brien
    2. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    3. Jan Matthew Tamanini
    3 lawyer answers

    To answer your first question about the limitations on a noncompete agreement in Pennsylvania, generally speaking, a noncompete agreement must be reasonable in geographic scope and duration. Courts tend to disfavor restrictions on competition, so they are generally only enforced to the extent necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the employer. For more information, see my article, "The Top 10 Mistakes with Non-Compete Agreements": http://www.macelree.com/resources/...

  4. Can you be an owner or one company and a treasurer for another

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    2. Jonathan H Levy
    2 lawyer answers

    Here are some situations where you might have a legal claim against her: -If she was acting as treasurer of your company while competing with her own company at the same time . -If she misappropriated "trade secrets" from you and is using them in her competing business. -If she signed a non-compete agreement, non-solicitation agreement, or similar agreement, which limited her ability to compete to protect your company's legitimate rights. -If she is tortiously interfering with your...

  5. What legal Documents will I need to start a clothing company?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    2 lawyer answers

    If you want to incorporate or form an LLC or other business entity, you will need to file documents with the PA Department to form your company. You may also need to register a ficitious name if you want to operate your business under a name other than your own. There may be local business licenses or permits that you are required to obtain as well.

  6. What is a landlord's obligation to provide heat?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm assuming you're talking about a residential property where you live in Pennsylvania. If so, you could take the position that your landlord is obligated to adequately heat your home because of the doctrine of "implied habitability". Generally speaking, what this means is that whether your lease says it or not, you Landlord has a duty to make the property "habitable". This does not mean that you aren't responsible for the cost of heat to your home, but it would mean that your Landlord is...

  7. Can a Guarantor be released from obligation of lease payment?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    1 lawyer answer

    If everyone agrees in writing it can, but you likely would need your Landlord's consent, since the Guarantor signed for the Landlord's benefit.

  8. How do I sell a home that I own with another individual. we are not married and they refuse to comply with any sort of settlemen

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen J. O'Brien
    2. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    2 lawyer answers

    One option may be to get an attorney to help you pursue a partition action. If you can't reach voluntary agreement with the individual, you may need to ask a court to order the property split or sold. Whether you have this right may depend on whether you have any written agreements with the co-owner, how the property is titled, etc.

  9. I've paid a contractor for all the repairs on my house. He has not completed them & won't return my calls.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    1 lawyer answer

    There's a new law in Pennsylvania that may provide you with legal remedies. It's called the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act ("HICPA"). If your contractor violated it, you can complain to the attorney general (see http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/hiccon.aspx?id=4502) and also sue in court. HICPA requires home improvement contractors to register with the attorney general, imposes requirements and restrictions on the contents of home improvement contracts, prohibits...

  10. My husband owned a house when we got married. Now we would like to put my name on the house as well. How do we do this?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alexander Duie Pyle Latta
    1 lawyer answer

    If the property is in Pennsylvania, you could accomplish this with a deed transferring the property from the name of your husband into both of your names. This deed would need to be recorded with the Recorder of Deeds in the county where the property is located. You may want to have an attorney assist you with this to make sure it's done properly.