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Konny L. Sylvester

Avondale Estates Business Attorney.

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  1. What do i need to know before importing products from china ? I want to import children clothing to the USA

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nancy L. Lanard
    2. Eric Lechtzin
    3. Konny L. Sylvester
    4. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    4 lawyer answers

    Dear York, PA, The simply answer is “YES.” You can import clothes from China and sell them here. Companies do this every day. I agree with my colleagues that the process—given so little information—would be lengthy to detail here. So let me get you started. First, did you do your due diligence on the company from which you plan to import? If not, do so. Second, ask for a list of the components, dyes, fabrics, thread, etc. used to make each piece of clothing. In this way if one...

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  2. How do I enforce the contract between me and ex - partner ? I follow non compete : he refuses to pay out ownership % .

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Konny L. Sylvester
    2. Robert G. Rothstein
    3. Keith Samuel Hasson
    3 lawyer answers

    As pointed out by my colleague, reviewing the actual agreements may change or impact my answer. That said,let me point out a key factor that your previous attorney’s appear to have missed. A contract is only EVIDENCE of an agreement. The business practice that you have established and relied upon is also evidence and perhaps better evidence of your agreement between A & B. You were right to refuse a third agreement whereby your return on investment or salary gets reduced to the benefit of...

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  3. How do I bring a large amount of money to the US from Chile?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Gary Stephen Brown
    5. William Martin Burbank
    6. ···
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    Welcome back to the U.S. There are several strategies that can be employed to bring the money back. I would image that you would like to do it with the least amount of taxable consequences, no? While I would have to have more information to give you legal advice, let me just share some thoughts:  You could bring the money in as an investment in U.S. real estate, a U.S. business or an investment fund.  Good relations with your bank in Chile will make a difference.  Also, obtain...

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  4. I hired a contractor to model my basement $30000. He did not complete the work did a bad job of whatever he has completed.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin M. Veler
    2. Michael L. Chapman
    3. Konny L. Sylvester
    3 lawyer answers

    Dear Home Improvement Owner, Chances are if this guy has already done poor quality work, you do not want to force him to do more work. There are several issues to sort out. Here are my thoughts. First, do you need a permit? If so, you or your new contractor will need to pull one. Your city, or if out of the city limits, your county will have a building inspector and building permitting department that can answer this question. Contact them. Chances are you do need one. For example,...

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  5. Need to endorsed and/or enforce and/or collect a US judgment in Japan.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew P. Blair
    2. Loren Leslie Lunsford
    3. Charles C. Rainey
    4. Konny L. Sylvester
    4 lawyer answers

    Dear Injured, I concur with my colleagues, but believe that while the law may be complicated, the culture is on your side. I can assist with the domestication of the judgment in Japan. However, I suggest an informal approach first. A party loses face be being sued for running away from a debt, especially when that debt was incurred for a wrong perpetrated on another innocent person. No One in Japan wants to lose face. It may be that a simple letter from an attorney to both the driver...

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  6. Can a Section 8 tenant legally kick out relatives he added as occupants in his rental agreement or withhold their belongings?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Konny L. Sylvester
    1 lawyer answer

    So sorry to hear about your troubles. There are two main legal issues here. First, do you have rights under the lease as a tenant. I would have to read the lease to find out, but my guess is “yes.” If so, you have the right to remain in the residence as long as you are in compliance with the lease terms. Note however, that if the lease requires “you” to pay rent and you have not, then you are in default. Chances are that your Dad does not have the right to “throw” you out . The landlord...

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  7. What business license , permits , etc exactly do I need to start a single - member LLC in Georgia ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    2. Dana P. Shaffner
    3. Konny L. Sylvester
    4. Eric Drew Dell
    4 lawyer answers

    Hi New Prospective Business Owner: Here are my thoughts on the subject-- First--only certain professions and fields are licensed; e.g.; contractors, medical, legal and most professionals and professions dealing with people’s wellbeing, such as hair stylist, physical therapist and the like. Second—are you sure that you want an LLC and not a subchapter “S” corp? Unless you plan on making over $500,000 profit (not gross) each year a subchapter “S” “C” corporation would provide less liability...

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  8. Can someone bring parents money from another country that has already being taxed in that country? Will it be taxed again?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. E. Martin Davidoff
    2. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3. Konny L. Sylvester
    4. Jonathan H Levy
    4 lawyer answers

    Of course you can always bring money, but BEWARE. READ the Disclaimer below. That said, here are some ideas: If you bring cash or an instrument over $10,000 you should make arrangements ahead of time. The parents can get the declaration forms from the U.S. Embassy in their country of origin. It is usually best to simply wire the money in amounts preferably below $5,000USD, but definitely below $10,000USD as they move faster and with less scrutiny. However, amounts up to approximately $...

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  9. Can you sue a concert venue for breach of contract?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Konny L. Sylvester
    2. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    3. Frank A. Natoli
    3 lawyer answers

    Dear Concert Goer, i agree with my colleagues both legally and compassionately. Once you paid for the ticket, the offer to allow you into the venue "30 minutes prior to the general public" became a binding contract. The issue as I see it is WHO you sue in small claims court. is it the ticket seller (probaly only an agent for the real party in interest), the venue or the promoter. You don't want to get to court only to be thrown out. I suggest that you do some homework to find out who...

  10. Hi, I am an artist living in Atlanta, Ga.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John B. Lyle
    2. Charles I. Pollack
    3. Konny L. Sylvester
    3 lawyer answers

    Dear Artist, Unfortunately it is not uncommon for galleries to sell an artist’s work and never pay them. That said, I would NOT go to California unless a Georgia court refuses to hear the matter. If the gallery contracted with you in Georgia, the art was produced in Georgia, all the coordination for individual transactions (sales) were conducted by you in Georgia, then I think that you have sufficient “contacts”—the legal requirement—to establish jurisdiction here. That said, I would...