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Robert Donald Estes

Minneapolis Business Attorney.

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  1. I owe back taxes with my ex-wife. I just recently got married, Feb. 2013. Can the IRS come after her my new wife for the taxes?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ronald J Cappuccio
    2. Robert Donald Estes
    3. Dustin James Wetton
    4. Linda Simmons Campbell
    4 lawyer answers

    The lawyers above are giving you good advice. Read and heed.

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  2. What is the liability of silent partners in an LLC if the LLC goes bankrupt?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. Robert Donald Estes
    3. Patrick Begley
    3 lawyer answers

    The answers above are correct. They do, however, leave out the caveat that the "silent partner" will be liable for his own acts of negligence done in the course of carrying out the LLC's business. You should, in fairness, make it clear that the "LLC housekeeping" needs to done so that you go through all of the formalities of maintaining your LLC. Without that, you may invite liability upon your silent partner.

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  3. I hold a business note, the owner is over four months in default, how do I reposes my restaurant equipment?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Charles R Smith
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Robert Donald Estes
    3 lawyer answers

    Deciding to stay with current counsel or getting another lawyer is your first step. YOU KNOW BEST. Hypothetically, you may have fallen into a common trap, i.e., lending money on an unsecured basis. Unless you have a security interest, your debtor could proceed to sell the property (which you want to be returned to you) and simply leaving town with the money. There is not much to prevent that. Perhaps you have a receivership statute in your state that would permit you to proceed against an...

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  4. I am interested in finding a way to reduce risk in a startup by, for example, creating a holding and an operating company.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Herman Hirsch
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Maurice N Ross
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Your question is so basic and so easily done that I have to wonder if you are really serious. Your fact situation is an everyday occurrence. Disregard the previous comment about "fraud on your creditors". As long as you completed an affidavit of solvency and the lawyer helping you diligently looked into your current financial situation, you would not have to worry about a "fraudulent conveyance". Without taking sufficient care to address issues like that, you could get yourself into a lot...

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  5. I'm purchasing a car for $10,000 from my father's estate.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah Zaccaro Hoffman
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    4. Robert Donald Estes
    4 lawyer answers

    Assuming that the estate is insolvent, I totally concur with the previous answer. You are likely in good shape as long as you are not the black sheep in the family and you are paying FMV for the car.

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  6. If you have a landlord, and are paying them monthly rent, do they have to give you a certificate of rent paid for your taxes?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Donald Estes
    2. Oscar Javier Ornelas
    2 lawyer answers

    Not legal. Go to the Minnesota Department of Revenue website and see if there is a substitute form for you to file. This cannot be the first time that this has happened. They doubtless have a way to get past this. The credit will go on your Minnesota return and not your federal as suggested by the previous answer.

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  7. Should I start an LLC or S-corp for my Yoga Business in california

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Bruce Givner
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Daniel M Genet
    4. Samuel D Brotman
    5. Ili J. Subhan
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    6 lawyer answers

    You have a number of choices, i.e., sole proprietorship, LLC or corporation. The main thing that I think you need to be concerned about is liability. Accordingly, check to see what, if any, coverage is provided under your homeowner's coverage for business activities within your home--probably none. Ask them about a rider or additional coverage to insure against the risks of injury in your home. The foregoing advice applies no matter what type of entity you use. Next question is sole...

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  8. In my separation agreement and release it states that I wish to voluntarily resign my employment.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Tricia Dwyer
    2. Robert Donald Estes
    3. Pearlette Vivian Toussant
    3 lawyer answers

    ADA claims are usually so fuzzy and filled with answers that fall into gray areas. The entire area is almost one of mystique, an art form that requires a skilled lawyer. As others have said--this is fact specific. Hopefully you have not yet signed that separation agreement. If you did, there may be a question of whether you received any consideration for it--that potentially could lead to undoing it. But again, this is all fact specific.

  9. How many days do I have until I am charged a late fee for rent?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    2. Robert Donald Estes
    3. Peter J Weinman
    3 lawyer answers

    Read your lease.

  10. Can a landlord continuously call you on the first of the month for his rent ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    2. Robert Donald Estes
    3. Peter J Weinman
    3 lawyer answers

    I would review my rights to stay in the premises before I started making trouble for your LL. If you sue him you will likely be looking for a place to live after that. Why not just "man-up" and tell him that this is really a nuisance to you and his calls need to stop? The law is not the place to go for things that you can handle yourself.

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