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Charles B. Upton II

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  • Civil attorney

    Invested $40,000 in my brothers company with the promise of beingt paid 15% a year and he has failed to pay me for several months. As far as I'm concerned, he had defaulted on the loan and I expect the investment sum to be returned.

    Charles’s Answer

    You might have a claim. A good business attorney can help. Some will provide you with a free initial consultation to determine if your case is worth pursuing. We can't solicit business on this site, but you are free to review the profiles and contact an attorney directly. Good luck.

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  • Can someone give away my shares of a family owned business without my knowledge

    I live in central florida and my shares were to distributed to other family members

    Charles’s Answer

    You question is a bit unclear. You say "my shares;" if so, then the answer is no someone cannot give away shares that you rightfully on, absent something extraordinary in the governing documents of the company. However, this sounds like a complicated matter. I urge you to find a good business attorney. Avvo has a "Find a Lawyer" tool you can use to help. Good luck.

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  • I would like to know if there are lawyers that can help an individual to create ideas or how to open/run a business or Company.

    I am interested in having or creating my own company or business but do not where to start. I am not sure what type of lawyers can help a client with these type of situations. Thank you.

    Charles’s Answer

    Yes, a good business attorney can help you work through the issues you mentioned. You can use Avvo to help you compare and find someone you like.

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  • If a 50% partner resigns from an S Corporation by email, is that legally binding?

    The 50% partner has 50% in stock shares.

    Charles’s Answer

    It might be binding. Please consider meeting with a local business attorney to review your issue in greater detail. It is impossible to answer your question based on the limited information you have provided. The Avvo Find A Lawyer tool can help you locate someone. Good luck.

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  • My son was arrested for sales of cocaine, jury trail found him guilty. Can this be appealed due to lack of evidence

    ci has outstanding warrents, the police that testified said he was watching the a camera device but didn't see hand to hand contact and no recording. The video shows the side of my son's face and partial of his tattoo for literally five seconds. T...

    Charles’s Answer

    Most appeals are started by filing a Notice of Appeal with the Clerk of the lower court within the time limits specified by the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure (usually, 30 days). You must also pay the necessary filing fees which are established by the State. If the Notice of Appeal is not filed within the deadline provided by law, the court cannot take the appeal.

    Assuming you are still within the time to file, I would strongly suggest you retain an attorney to handle the appeal. Your son's chances of success will increase greatly with a lawyer representing him.

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  • Can Cipro really cause tendinitis? I took 2 rounds over 4- 5 yrs, sudden epicondylitis in both elbows. Miralax made me suicidal

    Is there a suit I can bring? or one I can join?

    Charles’s Answer

    There are a few lawyers handling these cases. You need a defective product lawyer. Avvo has a find lawyer tool that can help. Good luck.

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  • An acquaintance owes me $7500, and it's been long overdue. Do I need to hire an attorney?

    A promissory note was signed and dated (though not notarized). This person is also avoiding my calls and texts. What is my next plan of action? Thanks!

    Charles’s Answer

    The fact that it's not notarized isn't determinative. The more practical question is how much are you willing to pay an attorney to collect the debt? Best case scenario, an attorney will need to file a complaint and get a default judgment for you.

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  • How long should you give a lawyer to decide to take a asbestos wrongful death case

    lawyer is investigating case will be 2 months may 6 but they have not told if they will take case or not how long should i give them to decide this. I know these cases are time sensitive.

    Charles’s Answer

    If you are having communication problems before even entering into a representation agreement, that might tell you something. Mesothelioma cases are important and most lawyers would be eager to review one quickly.

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  • Need an attorney that is not adverse to taking a complex medical malpractice / med error case

    We have reached out to several attorneys, provided the relevant documentation, and all have responded with some variation of "it is too complex" or "we don't see the correlation" without having ever spoken with us or analyzing the medical records....

    Charles’s Answer

    Have any of the attorneys sent your case to an independent medical professional for review. That would be critical to determine if you have a case.

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  • I took a drug at the hospital called Levaquin and just found out all my health problems could be related. Can someone help me?

    Thanks for your help! I need help on deciding what to do concerning a drug I took while in the hospital that I know now has changed my life for the worse. It's called Levaquin. I was given this as an IV of 500 mg. over 4 days in May of 2013. I did...

    Charles’s Answer

    Lawsuits are being filed related to Levaquin and peripheral neuropathy. Have you been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy? If so, you likely have a claim and need to retain a defective products lawyer.

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