Zachary Friedman’s Answers

Zachary Friedman

Boulder Business Attorney.

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  1. My landlord is breaking my lease to sell the house, can I ask for compensation for moving early?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Donald Corky Eby
    2. Zachary Friedman
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    There may be an actionable claim here. Do not sign any additional documentation that your landlord provides you until you speak with an attorney. The attorney will have to review the lease and detail and evaluate what potential recourse there is which might include compensation.

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  2. I need to finish a Novel to Film Option Agreement, by tonight. Just need basic info.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. John P Corrigan
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Richard Michael Gee
    4 lawyer answers

    This information is insufficient. Without more time and more information, it is unlikely any attorney simply has a "one-size fits all" type option agreement they'd be willing to send your way. Your best bet would be to request an extension and consult with an attorney ASAP to get a proper document drafted. You will only expose yourself to issues if you try to rush through and don't put the particularized time and attention into such a contract.

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  3. Is it legal to create a fake invoice of another business?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. Douglas D Foote
    3. John L. Schroeder
    4. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    5. Frank Anthony Natoli
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This is an obviously fraudulent business practice. Depending on the nature of the contract between your employer and the client, your employer may be permitted to invoice for expenses actually incurred but clearly, manipulating the invoice so that there is a windfall in favor of your employer is illegal. If the invoice is for the actual amount and you're merely putting it on another companies letterhead, this is still fraud, however, not nearly as severe. Although the client may have a...

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  4. Am I obligated to provide another copy of the lease agreement to my tenant when I already gave him one?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2 lawyer answers

    While you may not be obligated, it doesn't make much sense not to. If you're going to have a dispute based on a document, there is no advantage to you not providing him with a copy. If it does go to court, you will obviously be compelled to share the document and in a more practical sense, the document itself will allow you to have a discussion whereby you can hopefully resolve your differences. If you can't agree on a mutually satisfactory resolution, you might consider retaining legal counsel.

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  5. What do I need to fill out besides form 2553 to change from an LLC to an S Corp?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. Grover Christopher Collins
    2 lawyer answers

    When you use the secretary of state website, under file a business document , you'll find the option to file to an existing record. Enter the name of the LLC and then you'll see an option to file a change of entity form. Also, any organizational documents such as an operating agreement will have to be amended. I would urge you to consult with any attorney as without reviewing your case more specifically, I can only offer general advice.

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  6. Can I get 1500$ holding deposit back from a landlady that I did NOT sign a lease with? I signed nothing. Just had to back out.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    Without a lease in place it is unlikely she has a legal right to keep the deposit. She may try to argue there was an oral agreement and that would be valid if she incurred expenses trying to rearrange the property for your benefit such as lost rents when other tenants moved out, any construction, etc. Absent these facts, I would contact an attorney because you would have a right to a refund. Of course. the only way to know for certain is to retain an attorney who can review your case specifically.

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  7. Do I have any legal recourse?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Zachary Friedman
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    4 lawyer answers

    Without knowing more specific facts it is difficult to answer your question. An attorney would be able to review the covenant and you could provide them with more specific factually information to determine if there is a claim. Whether you have a claim or not is unclear based on the information you provided.

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  8. My partner and I are buying a home together. How should it be titled?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. David M. Rich
    4. E Dwight Taylor
    4 lawyer answers

    The question of how should the home be titled cannot be answered until we answer the question regarding the estate of both individuals. There are a variety of ways to structure an estate plan that would ensure the property passes in the manner you have described. These estate plans may have different tax implications and different structures. Once the wills of both you and your partner have been decided on and executed, that will inform your decision as to how best to title the deeds to comply...

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  9. LLC ownership dispute

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Douglas D Foote
    2. Zachary Friedman
    3. Richard Waldron Bryans Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    While it does not appear your former employee would have an actionable claim, there may be more facts to this situation that change that conclusion. You should have a detailed consultation with an attorney about the company and the possible ways your former employee could have obtained an ownership interest.

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  10. Business Gone Rogue - Outstanding Invoices?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Zachary Friedman
    2. Matthew James Casebolt
    3. Paul C Jorgensen
    4. Stephen Clark Harkess
    5. Frank Anthony Natoli
    5 lawyer answers

    In regards to the bankruptcy filing, you can always call the Bankruptcy Court and ask the clerk to check the business name. Also, the secretary of state's website may have some useful information about the status of the company. Assuming that they did go bankrupt, you would have to get in line with the other creditors who likely have priority over you. Depending on the amount of your invoice, you may find pursuing those fees to be more trouble than it is worth. I would consult with an attorney...

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