You should get an entertainment attorney to not only negotiate on your behalf, but also to make sure that your intellectual property is adequately protected. As for getting paid, you certainly can but the question is will it be US income for which you will pay US tax. It is thus also important to hire an attorney with access to tax expertise to assist you.
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I am handling a matter involving internet defamation at the moment. The consensus in federal courts seems to be that venue is proper in the jurisdiction from which the alleged defamatory statements were generated. And as one attorney has already stated, being in GA might be a whole lot better than being in CA for something like this.
You need to get whatever documents were signed to admit her in the rest home. There are agreements that transfer over assets in such circumstances. You will need to contact an elder care attorney experienced in this area. In addition to AVVO, the Nashville Bar has a referral program that may be of help:
First, don't do anything without an attorney. If you've got a "rainy day fund" or friends to lean on, the time is now to gather your resources and hire an attorney who has experience before the judge who is hearing the case. The Wyoming Bar Association has a referral program that may be able to assist.
Is probation possible? Anything is possible, but you're going to have to discuss the particulars with an attorney experienced in practice in the jurisdiction where you've been indicted. Then and only then can someone advise you.
And whatever you do, don't discuss the particulars in a public forum.
I am a securities attorney who handles both defense and prosecution of arbitration matters, and I am also a FINRA arbitrator, chairperson trained. The FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure, which governs how your matter will be handled, is fraught with traps for the inexperienced litigant. Namely, your discovery obligations are mutual to those of the defendants. Also, alleging claims in the "ponzi" context you describes not only deals with the suitability of the investment as recommended by...
One would surmise this family member does not have an employment contract with the corporation? Are there any corporate minutes that appointed this person with exceptions to certain parts of the by-laws? If there's a contract in place termination may not be at wioll
In short, you need to review any employment contracts and your corporate records, including records of meetings, etc.
Family Office Exchange is an excellent resource for guidance and other resources to family run businesses...
I am surprised that AXA let the financial advisor do this. If anything, you should confirm with AXA in writing that the financial advisor has received the clearance to do this from compliance. You may need an attorney to draft and send the letter since the firm will likely cite privacy issues in providing you further information.