Loren A Piel’s Answers

Loren A Piel

Las Vegas Business Attorney.

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  1. Do I have the legal right to cut back neighbor's tree encroaching on my property?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren A Piel
    2. Harlan Lee Paul
    2 lawyer answers

    While you appear to have the legal right to prune this tree, doing so may lead to additional problems. If the neighbor objects to your attempt to prune the tree, you may end up with an altercation to which LVMPD is summoned. If your attempt top enforce your right to have the tree pruned results in a breach of the peace, one or both of you could end up with a citation. If you have a written decision from the Ombudsman, you should present that to the Board and Property Management Company....

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  2. What can I do about a 2nd mortgage on a foreclosure?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren A Piel
    2. Robert Jason Kern
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    3 lawyer answers

    This type of debt may be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy (assuming you qualify for a Chapter 7) or can be handled through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy as part of the plan. Although you have not heard back from the first lender yet, they may still contact you about any deficiency when they resold the house. The Chapter 7 would result in a discharge of the debt leaving you no balance to pay. The good news is that this process would also discharge other debts (including any liability for a...

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  3. Can I get sued if someone puts a necklace i made in their mouth and chokes?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Loren A Piel
    2. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    3. April N. Bonifatto
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    You can absolutely be sued even if your product was not used as you intended - and the fact that you are making products designed for children makes this an even bigger risk. You should definitely consult with an attorney who can help you set your business up in a way that provides you with the best possible protection in the event you are sued. I tell my clients that it isn't a question of "if" a business owner will be sued just a question of "when" it will happen. It isn't always true -...

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  4. I do not have a non compete clause in my commercial property agreement, my landlord leased a direct competitor of my business

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. R. Russell O'Rourke
    3. Loren A Piel
    4. William Aran Levy
    4 lawyer answers

    Under Nevada law, there is no restriction on the landlord doing this unless you expressly negotiated a restriction to protect what you considered to be your "territory." I agree with my colleague that you need to embrace this challenge and find creative ways to make this an advantage. There's nothing you can do to stop this from happening, so you need to find a way to make the best of it.

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  5. I have a hospital lien on my home how can I sell my house now?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tony Morgan May
    2. Loren A Piel
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree that a consultation with an attorney would be helpful. Some of the additional facts that may impact the answer to your question are: (1) When (before or after your marriage) did you take title to the property? (2) How did you take title to the property (as a single woman, married but taking as sole and separate property, etc.)? An attorney can advise you as to whether this lien was improper when filed. If so, there are remedies available to remove the lien including a slander...

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  6. How should I form this business?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Neil Newton
    2. Eric J Camm
    3. Terry Lynn Thomas
    4. Robbyn P. Wysocki
    5. Loren A Piel
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The decision of whether to form a corporation or a limited liability company can be impacted by several considerations including future ownership, tax consequences and compliance costs. I recommend that you consult with an experienced business attorney who can help you determine the best entity to meet your needs.

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  7. My previous wife and I own a small strip mall. We put it in an llc. My second wife insisted she be added to the llc. I added h

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas D. Boley
    2. Richard Edmund Hawkins
    3. Loren A Piel
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. You need to consult with a family law attorney ASAP. If the family law attorney is not familiar with business law issues, you may want to consult with a business attorney who can look over the paperwork from when you added the second wife to the LLC to determine whether the addition was properly completed and what she received.

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  8. Can I work on the side in the same field if my company paying me as separate llc, not as emploee

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Clayton Harold Walker Jr.
    2. Loren A Piel
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming you are using separate LLC as the QE for Contractor, I agree that it will depend largely on the agreement between the Contractor LLC and your separate LLC. If you are in fact an employee of Contractor LLC and your being paid a salary and have a separate LLC for your side work, the answer could be significantly different. I would recommend consulting with an attorney who can advise you on your rights and any restrictions based on your arrangement with Contractor LLC.

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  9. My home was foreclosed on 3/9/09, a 1st and 2nd loan from B of A. Last payment was 8/08; 1st loan closed 2nd is still open.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren A Piel
    2. Diane L Drain
    2 lawyer answers

    The second loan balance can still be collected - it is just no longer secured by the home based on the foreclosure on the first loan. The bank had 6 months from the foreclosure date to bring a deficiency action on the first loan. If the second never foreclosed and there was no notice of default recorded, then the bank still has significant time they must file a collection action or have it barred by the Statute of Limitations. The bank may take the position that they have elected to "waive"...

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  10. Can I use the word " university " in my website and business name?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Loren A Piel
    2. Jonathan Paul
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3 lawyer answers

    The Nevada Secretary of State will allow you to use University in your LLC name provided that the name is distinguishable from the names of all other artificial persons formed, organized, registered or qualified by the Office of the Secretary of State and all names that are reserved in the Office of the Secretary of State. A simple search will tell you if the name is available. If the name is available, you can use it by forming your LLC in Nevada or by registering your LLC from another state...

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