Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum’s Answers

Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum

Chicago Business Attorney.

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  1. Can i be sewed for taking customers from a person that sub contracted me to do business for them.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, you have no obligation to the prime contractor and can pursue their customers if you did not sign a non compete agreement or any type of employment or independent contractor agreement. This answer is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. If your former prime contractor insists on payment or demands you cease contacting "his" customers, you should consult a local business lawyer to obtain legal...

  2. I signed a contract with a lawyer 2 days ago, can I cancel today with no penalty and have my deposit returned>

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    1 lawyer answer

    This seems to duplicate a question asked earlier. Please see my response and those of my colleagues at http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/i-signed-a-contract-with-a-lawyer-2-days-ago--can--154020.html The answer I gave there is the same: You have the absolute right to fire your lawyer at any time. However, the lawyer is entitled to be paid for the expenses incurred and for the legal work he or she has performed through the termination date. As for your deposit, Illinois allows...

  3. I signed a contract with a lawyer 2 days ago, can I cancel today with no penalty and have my deposit returned>

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. Erik Glen Swanson
    3. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    I would agree with my colleagues. You have the absolute right to fire your lawyer at any time. However, the lawyer is entitled to be paid for the expenses incurred and for the legal work he or she has performed through the termination date. As for your deposit, Illinois allows nonrefundable fees but does limit them by requiring them to be reasonable. In general, the factors to be considered in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following: (1) the time and labor required,...

  4. Mother died before father...they had separate wills

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Henry Repay
    2. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    2 lawyer answers

    I am sorry for your loss. I would agree with my colleague. The answer depends on your mother's will and what is provided in it. However, assuming your mother had ownership to the cash and jewelry in question and assuming your mother's will made specific bequests/gifts of the jewelry and cash by naming you and your brother as the beneficiaries, then these items should go to you and your brother. It should not matter that your dad is still alive. This answer is for informational purposes...

  5. Can a strip mall owner kick a business out if it competes with another bus. in the strip because they are complaining?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague - an answer can only be found by reviewing the new salon's lease. The key issues are: 1. What uses or activities are permitted or prohibited under the lease? 2. Does the lease permit the new salon to sublease or rent space to others? - if so, are there any restrictions? - Is the salon owner required to obtain landlord's prior (written) consent before subleasing space? - Is the salon owner required to share the rent with the landlord? Or perhaps you...

  6. I want to start my own home based business...where do I start?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Mazyar Malek Hedayat
    3. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleagues provide some good advice. I would add that you should also check with your local municipal government (i.e., Ashmore's town government - if it is a self-rule city and/or the county government) to determine what restrictions there are (if any) on home based businesses and licensing. Selling at expos and fairs may require a (temporary) business license or permit - usually from the county or municipality where the fair is located. Finally, depending on what you put into the treats,...

  7. My brother-in-law gave my wife some camera equip. 10 years ago to start a business now he wants everything he ever gave her back

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Lucreita D. Becude
    3 lawyer answers

    I would agree with my colleagues. There is a (rebuttable) presumption that property transferred (without consideration or payment) between certain family members is deemed to be a gift. A gift cannot be rescinded, especially after so long a period. Even if there was some tacit verbal agreement concerning a loan of the equipment, the statute of limitations in Illinois for verbal (oral) agreements is 5 years. So, it appears that your brother-in-law does not have a tripod to stand on in demanding...

  8. VERY INTERESTING QUESTION _Alan and Beth negotiate the sale and purchase of Beth’s beach house.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Erik Glen Swanson
    2. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    2 lawyer answers

    Matters involving the sale of real estate require a written agreement (under the Statue of Frauds). Both parties did not sign an agreement, so there is no enforceable agreement against either party. This answer is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. You need to consult a local business lawyer to obtain legal advice that is tailored to your circumstances and facts. Good luck to you.

  9. Do I need to register my IL LLC in CA?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Erik Scott Newton
    2. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    2 lawyer answers

    It is not clear from your question if your IL LLC will conduct business in California as well. Being a managing member of a new LLC based in California does not necessarily qualify as doing business there. However, I agree with my colleague that California has very broad and sweeping laws that drag all sorts of activities into its jurisdiction and it is very active in protecting its citizens and consumers. So, you would be wise to discuss this with a business lawyer who can review what...

  10. I need to find a trademark infringement lawyer in my area, chicagoland- Berwyn, IL

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Boris Umansky
    2. Arieh Mordechai Flemenbaum
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    Infringement does not always have to lead to litigation. We approach the matter as business lawyers and pursue the most amicable and cost-effective resolution possible. I am happy to discuss your matter with you and help you determine if and how we can assist you. Please visit our website (the link is provided below) for more information about our experience and how we approach matters like yours. Or call me to schedule a free initial consultation. This answer is for informational purposes...