J Aaron Atkinson’s Answers

J Aaron Atkinson

Englewood Business Attorney.

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  1. Do I have to sign a claims release form after an accident, in order to get my bills paid from the liable parties insurance?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kevin William Attkisson
    4. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Signing a release is too big of an issue to get good advice on this board. I would recommend you speak with a lawyer directly to make sure you get everything to which you're entitled--which may be more than just the medical bills. The lawyer must review all information and offer a reasoned response that's not possible on this board. Good luck!

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  2. Shall I release a lien if I got letter from attorney of homeowner where I worked as subcontractor and already had filed a lien?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Scott G Wolfe JR
    3. R. Russell O'Rourke
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is that you shouldn't release anyone until you've had an attorney review your invoicing, the cited laws and attempted to negotiate a settlement. You want to be sure that payment had actually been tendered and received by the contractor before you agree to release the homeowner. More importantly, you'll want someone to seek collection against the contractor based upon a violation of his obligations under the trust fund statutes of Colorado. If you wish, you...

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  3. Do we need to form a partnership?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Robert John Murillo
    2 lawyer answers

    Most lawyers will steer you far away from a partnership because of the liabilities associated with it. Many organizations will opt for the form of a limited liability company, because it has efficiencies, while a corporation has more formalities to be followed (tracking and documenting meetings, shares, etc.). You do want to form some type of entity, because it's always a good idea to protect your personal assets from exposure. With that being said, there are tax and business implications...

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  4. What is the statute of limitations on bringing a claim against my LLC partner.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Griffin Jay Osmond
    2. J Aaron Atkinson
    3. James A Littlepage
    3 lawyer answers

    This site isn't the best place to get advice on statutes of limitations. These statutes require extensive analysis of the claims that you may have against him, choice of state laws (including a decision of where you'd be bringing the suit), documents, etc. All this is fact-intensive and it's better to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your options. You may call me at 720-379-5480 if you wish to discuss. Good luck!

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  5. My contractor took about 40k from one of my projects and I'd like to file a lien on his personal property. Can you help me?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot let the contractor commingle your construction dollars with other projects. Colorado maintain harsh penalties for contractors who don't hold your payments in trust for subcontractors. He may be liable for civil theft, which carries multiplied damages and attorney's fees if successful. You do have rights against him, although my colleague is right that you cannot lien his property (right now). You need to speak with an experienced litigator who can advise and represent you in a suit...

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  6. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Robert Samuel Hoover
    4. Lisa Marie Blasser
    5. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You definitely need an attorney. There are complex insurance issues at play with respect to passengers in vehicles involved in accidents, and your sister could not release claims held by you. If you wish you can contact me at 720-379-5480 to discuss further.

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  7. I have a promissory note that was written to an LLC

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3. Greg R Groeneveld
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question involves complicated issues that turn heavily upon the terms of the promissory note. You need to have an attorney review the instrument to better advise you of your rights. Most significantly, you're going to want to know whether the Note is secured by any property of any kind--real or personal. If not, there may be some improprieties with the conversion of the borrower's identity. In any event, it's impossible to give you a good answer without reading the terms. You may...

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  8. My employer gave me tuition assistance at in a written contract, they are declining to honor it . What are my rights?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Victoria Therese Aguilar
    3. J Aaron Atkinson
    4. Samuel Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Leroi's answer - he is asking the right questions which you'll need to answer. I'd recommend you give him a call as soon as possible.

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  9. I am wanting to know if and what kind of lien I would be able to file for a business seeking payment from another business?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Nelson Patrick Boyle
    3 lawyer answers

    Your most direct option is to pursue a claim against them for failing to pay as agreed. In order to determine any lien rights you may have, you'd need an attorney to review the pertinent contractual agreements between you and the company. You might have lien rights under the mechanic's lien laws, as well. Given the value of your claim, I would recommend hiring an attorney who can offer you a legal opinion over attempting to negotiate this yourself; liens are very tricky, statute-intensive...

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  10. County department- application of incorrect weed killer destroyed alfalfa and grass crop

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J Aaron Atkinson
    2. Thomas Richelo
    2 lawyer answers

    You'll want to figure out whether the County did this internally or hired an outside contractor. To the extent an outside contractor was hired, then that company may shoulder some fault for the problem. If internal, you're going to face questions of the County being immune from claims of fault. You may also require an expert opinion as to the proper application in moving forward. You should consult with an attorney who can assess the facts and determine how to move forward. Good luck.

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