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Robert V Cornish Jr.

Washington Securities / Investment Fraud Attorney.

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  1. I sold a gift basket business in N.Y. and now work for a florist, owners of the gift basket business said I can not do this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    You are going to need to have an attorney review the purchase/sale agreement for your business to ascertain with the nature and scope is of a "non-compete" or "no competition clause." Such a clause will say you can't be associated with a competitor in a like business within a certain distance from the old company, for a certain period of time. You may also have a "notice provision" in there that says how much time you have to stop engaging in the wrongful conduct, or how many days notice the...

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  2. Real estate investment property - Operating Agreement contract review- manager questions

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    Think this through for a second....you're going to alternate. So if there's a decision I don't like, I essentially can sandbag my partner until it's my turn? This plan is fraught with decision making impasses that will make operations of this business impossible. You and your partners need to come up with a solution and that means only one of you should be manager. If you can't agree on this, wait until you start dealing with money issues when the business is up and running.

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  3. Can I sue my broker for selling me risky stocks?

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    First, be aware that market losses alone are not a cause of action against a broker and brokerage firm. If that were the case, the markets as we know them would not serve their purpose. That being said, if you had conservative investment objectives and your account was concentrated in these sorts of stocks, you very likely have a suitability claim and possibly a supervision claim as well. Suitability is a form of fraud that has to be stated with particularity, even in an arbitration claim....

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  4. I cut my neck open with a angle grinder received 5 stitches and would like to have trial ready lawfirm . I need a trial ready

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    In addition to AVVO, the Queens County Bar Association has a referral service for the public: http://qcba.org/public-resources/

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  5. I am with an Indian real estate co and want to set up a branch in the US. What are the various options and its tax implications?

    Answered 5 months ago.

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    You're going to need to hire counsel in NY (if that's where you want your office to be) to form the corporate entity and evaluate what structures work best for you. If people are buying r/e in India but commissions are being paid to US persons, you have a host of tax issues that need to be addressed. And then there's the question as to whether the property is being purchased for residential or investment purposes. Forming a REIT or r/e fund may well be a better option for you.

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  6. My son (17) was murder off campus by a student(18) w a drug problem. The student was found high at school numerous times high.

    Answered 5 months ago.

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    I am sorry for your loss. You should consult with an attorney to ascertain what remedies may be available in a negligence/wrongful death action under Arkansas law. One thing that comes to mind in these situations is that security at schools is sometimes outsourced, and ascertaining all of the parties who might have been involved in this unfortunate act will be time and money well-spent.

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  7. Can I invest on real estate in the State of Maine and Obtain a green card ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    There may be an opportunity to invest in a Maine r/e venture that could create an EB-2 or EB-5 opportunity. My colleague Rana Jazayerli handles matters like this frequently and would be happy to assist, as can many of the other able immigration attorneys here on AVVO.

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  8. How can I sue for slander/ defamation of character?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Before you choose to sue the alleged charlatan, hire a private investigator to find out if this person has any money. Then speak to an attorney,.

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  9. I was in a band, i was fired, they are still using my picture and recordings for marketing, what can i do.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert V Cornish Jr.
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    One could argue that if they're marketing your likeness and voice given their "bad reputation," there might be a "false light" kind of action to be brought. Such actions in Tennessee though are very tough. As advised to you earlier, get an attorney to write a letter to the band to stop using your voice and likeness.

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  10. Commercial Contract/Lease breach

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    I'm a NY admitted attorney, and whatever you do, PLEASE get it done in writing by an attorney. That means getting someone to appraise the business or have some document in place saying what the parties agree upon as the present value of the business. There actually could be benefit if you're swapping the business for a release of the guaranty. But again, your sale agreement needs to be in writing so that there are no loose ends and that you are extracted from the enterprise completely. You...

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