I recently started a business where I share the rent with a colleague. Our business name is combined as well but our finances are not. What is the best way to separate liability and file for a business license with all of these scenarios?
This is not that easy to do considering you both have the same business name. You would first want to differentiate the names with a new name or a doing business as designation. You should each of course have your own LLC or Corp for your businesses, but even then with a same name you might each find yourselves responsible for the others actions in some ways due to a consumers ability to confuse the two entities. Good Luck in your venture.See question
Putting together a talent show project called philly show case stop the violence I need a lawyer please
Like these lawyers mentioned, use the search tool to find a entertainment lawyer in your area and try to get a meeting setup so that you can discuss your project with them. Good Luck.See question
So pretty much, I produced a song for a pop group in Kenya. Within the contract, they want to pay me an advance in Kenyan shillings. Ive heard that Pounds/Euro's/Dollars where the route to go because of the strength of the currency. ...
Kenyan Shillings! Yes you can...!!! They spend just like any other currency and I imagine you will exchange them shortly after you receive them anyway. BUT if it's fishy, don't let the currency type be an excuse to be swindled, either by a fake check company or a "pay us so we can pay you" scam. Good Luck!See question
My talent agent was paid over a month ago for work I completed with a certain client. She refuses to pay me until she regulates a time for me to come to her office and pick up the payment. This agent claims she has right to hold payment because I ...
This depends highly on where the work was done and where the agent is based, and thereby what state laws the agent must adhere to.
For example, in California talent agents are highly regulated, and are predominantly guided by Guild agreements and the Talent Agent Act (TAA). Normally a breach for an unrelated reason should not justify the withholding of money you are owed and earned.
Your best bet is to contact an entertainment attorney and discuss this issue in private with them, as it will depend highly on your particular contract and the details of the work, and the supposed breach. Good Luck.
I've went to workers comp it in appeal they had until the day to respond hadn't receive anything but could be asking for an extension now it's been 855 days as of today no discipline for this as I know of I want him to pay my medical bills as well...
You should use the avvo find a lawyer tool to locate reputable workers comp and personal injury attorneys in your area. These lawyers will be happy to review your case in a brief consultation in person or over the phone and will be better able to assist you than answers on this forum. Good Luck.See question
I own a talent agency that received it's LLC certification in Dallas,Tx. In Texas you do not have to be bonded or licensed to be a agency or booking agent according to the new law. My question is if I wanted to book a talent somewhere besides Texa...
You should be fine to book talent in those states where there exist no agency laws requiring licensing, but you may be better off to partner with agencies in those other states where agency licenses are required, particularly states like CA, FL, NY. As stated in the other answers it is not a clear yes or no. Your best bet is to study the practices of those talent agencies that are similarly situated as yourself and study what are the industry norms. Good Luck.See question
I recently started managing artists and I come in contact with allot of contracts. I would like to retain a lawyer to review these contracts and offer legal advice
Use the find a lawyer tool here on avvo to find a lawyer you feel is competent, hard working, and knowledgeable about the areas of entertainment you come into contact with and do contracts in. It is important to find someone who you can communicate with well, and who you feel is a good fit to be a part of your businesses team. A good lawyer to consult with is a key part of successful management decisions. Good Luck in your endeavor!See question
d. company, that my music was in the movie. I found out alone. Niether is the music registered with ASCAP, BMI or GEMA. Now they are saying i can not recoup any money because it is to old... In my publishing contract it states that they must tell...
These types of issues pop up more regularly than one might think. First it is an issue you should contact an entertainment attorney to discuss all the details in confidence. But also, so long as your publishing deal includes a right to money generated from licenses then in my general understanding (without further details) you should be able to recoup money you were owed. Especially since your contract states they must tell you before any placements. Does the contract also allow you to share in the revenue from placements? Also how long ago was the song written and the movie produced? The argument that it has been too long does not make sense in a general context, unless the contract states otherwise. All of the above are questions more than answers, because it will be very contract language dependent as well as the other factors stated above. Give a lawyer a call to set up a phone conference so you can discuss these details in a private conversation.
Depending on your publishing and or record deal you may be entitled to some of the upfront fees, licensing fees, and or performance royalties.
Good Luck in your endeavor.See question
I own a cleaning company and I was helping a friend of a friend out by letting this guy work with me cleaning a gym. He helped me 4 times and each time he was 1.5 hours late and his performance was poor. I paid him $50 for 4 to 5 hours of work. Th...
You could go to a court and seek a restraining order. Your text messages should be more than enough evidence to be granted one. Sorry to hear about your predicament. Often times it's best to ignore these type threats and let them go away on their own, but if they persist you should go to the police or contact an attorney in your area to discuss your options. Good Luck.See question
Hi we bought tix to a concert over a month before the date of the show. Got in line for the show lastnight but they over sold the event and wouldnt let anyone else with tix into the show? People who were already in the show who stepped out for a s...
Theoretically you have a case, but in practical terms you have more headache than benefit in pursuing a claim. I think a best best might be to ask for a credit of two or three times the value of the ticket. A well written letter explaining your position is sometimes all it takes. If the band were to only come to the area once every 5 years or so or if it was a farewell tour you might have an even stronger basis. But as described above your legal course of action would be small claims court, and to do this you might want to get a group of ticket holders who were denied entry so as to make your case stronger. Good Luck!See question