Tamara Mychelle Clay’s Answers

Tamara Mychelle Clay

Windermere Business Attorney.

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  1. I wish to terminate a contract with a client, can I do so without issue?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    2. Cynthia Ariel Conlin
    3. Stephen Ross Verbit
    4. Robert John Murillo
    5. Celia R Reed
    5 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time working with your client. Of course you can refuse to work with the client. However, the terms of the contract itself will determine whether or not you are breaching the contract by sending a 30 day notice of termination. Read the contract carefully. I would also recommend that you have an attorney review the contract who can then give you specific advice as to your options. As the web designer I presume the contract is yours? This...

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  2. I worked (scheduled)for 5 months in a startup company, with the promise of future compensation and ownership.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. Phillip Monroe Smith
    5. John P Corrigan
    5 lawyer answers

    You may want to speak with an attorney who can advise you based on the facts of your particular situation. Was there a written agreement in place? Did you work as an employee or an independent contractor? Did you work hourly or on a particular project? Was partial ownership of the company the only agreed upon compensation for the 5 months? What is the understanding regarding future compensation? Good luck to you.

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  3. Can I call an employee and tell him that he is suspended or do I have to wait until he is in the clock?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barry A. Stein
    2. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    2 lawyer answers

    You do not have to wait to tell the employee he is suspended. However, you should also follow up by sending a copy of the written notice to the employee either by mail or electronically and placing a copy in his file.

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  4. I work in fl. for a big company could you tell me if there is a law on minimum part time hours

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Arthur Thomas Schofield
    2. Alan Sanders Richard
    3. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleagues are correct. You could try talking to your manager and request additional hours. If that proves unsuccessful you may wish to seek employment elsewhere. I wish you the best.

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  5. I called the Better Business Bureau and this company does not show on file. Even with city hall what can I do now?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    2. Stephen Ross Verbit
    3. Daniel Joseph Shamy
    3 lawyer answers

    If this is a Florida business you should also check www.sunbiz.org for more information.

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  6. I was recommended to call a local collections attorney or a contract attorney and no one can help me out. Who should I call ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    2. Aseal F Morghem
    2 lawyer answers

    Have you had a consultation with an attorney? You should really consider meeting with an attorney. Unfortunately there isn't a quick answer that can be given on AVVO that will help you. An attorney would be able to look at the facts of your case and possible do a little research on your behalf. Without knowing the particulars of your situation it is impossible to give you an opinion. There are many lawyers in your area and some will give you a free consultation. I wish you the best. I'm sorry...

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  7. A foreigner wants my United States patent. she is from Middle East

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Joseph Shamy
    2. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    3. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you really need to speak with an attorney and a CPA. Taxes are unavoidable no matter how you receive the money but an accountant can make sure that you pay only the taxes that are necessary. From the facts that you have provided I see multiple warning signs about this deal. 1) Why personal emails only? 2) Do you have a contract in place? 3) Is this money being paid to you personally or to a business? Do your due diligence before you hand over your patent to someone else. Make...

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  8. Will the contract still be binding if the contractor wants to use his alias instead of his real name?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    3. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleague is correct, it is best to use the contractor's legal name. Your second option of stating both the legal name and the alias in the contract might solve the problem if the language is very clear. If it isn't you may run into the same problems mentioned by my colleague above. Your best option is to have the contract reviewed by an attorney who can offer you some advice. Best of luck to you.

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  9. We own a small auto repair shop. Can we break an automotive software 1 year contract that is not what they claimed it to be?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    2. Kati M. Amarantes
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. Yes, you may breach the contract. However, before you do make sure you understand all of the ramifications. If the program is not operating as promised it may be that AllData Repair has failed to live up to its contractual obligations to you. I wish you the best.

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  10. Are the shareholders of a Florida Corporation public record? If so, can you request from Reg. Agt. copy of shareholders?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Mark Robert Mohler
    2. Micah F McBride
    3. Tamara Mychelle Clay
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. To see what information is publicly available you may wish to start your search on www.sunbiz.org.