Michael Charles Doland’s Answers

Michael Charles Doland

Los Angeles Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. Can I transfer my personal DBA to my LLC?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Dariush G. Adli
    5. Armen Kiramijyan
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to abandon your sole proprietor dba (which requires a form and publication) and file the same name dba for your LLC (which requires a form and publication.)

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  2. Do I have to pay taxes If I get Single Member LLC Delaware

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3. Kerriann Erica Sheppard
    3 lawyer answers

    - Delaware does not require corporations or LLCs to file a corporate income tax form unless it conducts business or receives income from Delaware (so if you did services for a Delaware company you would have to file 1) You should have a USA CPA (or tax attorney) answer this but income "effective connected with a US trade or business" are taxed by the US. 2) Income tax, and possibly an annual minimum state Franchise Tax to maintain the status of your corporation. 3) Since 1989 there is a Tax...

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  3. Three years ago I won a $5000 small claims court order against someone who committed fraud against me. He still didn't pay.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Michael John Tonsing
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Scott Richard Kaufman
    5 lawyer answers

    You now understand the challenge of an attorny who takes a case on a contingnt fee. The lawyer not only has to win the case but collect to receive any money. You could take a "judgment debtor exam" and compel them under oath to disclose where his bank accounts are. Then you need a writ of execution to execute on that/those accounts.

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  4. Does using a dedicated personal credit card, but paying for it out of a biz checking account, pierce the corporate veil?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    That alone should not be sufficient to pierce the corporate veil. Don't mix the two cards. As a business attorney for small businesses, most of which come to me without having issue stock or membership interests or stock or have done so improperly, this is a far greater risk.

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  5. Since marriage is considered an entrance into a business partnership, can wedding expenses be tax deductible?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Raphael Samuel Moore
    3. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3 lawyer answers

    Your premise is incorrect - marriage is not the formation of a business partnership. While the IRS code does permit certain deductions, as my colleague points out, for the costs of a prenuptual agreement to the extent it protects business assets, perhaps, but "cute" thinking will not impress the IRS. Consult a CPA or tax attorney with your specific facts for advice you can rely on. You cannot rely on analysis from a public forum.

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  6. Do I need two different attorneys for my two personal injury auto accident cases, one month apart?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Zaheer A Shah
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Chance Allen McMillan
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Gregory S. Baumgartner
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    You do not need two different attorneys and I can think of several advantages of using the same attorney for both (e.g. perhaps negotiate a lower fee for 2 than for 1, knowing your full medical background and the interrelationship between the two accidents and the injuries.) I don't know the facts but it appears your are being severely "low-balled" by the insurance companies. Make sure you sue the driver and owner of the vehicle you were in as well as the owners and drivers of the other...

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  7. I have a question regarding ethics.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I am not licensed in your state and other attorneys may differ. That being said, I find such a comment completely improper. I would never hire that attorney. If they show up representing the other party I would tell my new attorney to seek to have them disqualified AND I would file a complaint with your state bar association.

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  8. Can my former partner demand his buy-in money back after he leaves the partnership?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Seyed Abbas Kazerounian
    3. Dana Howard Shultz
    4. William Martin Burbank
    4 lawyer answers

    An investment is not a guaranty of repayment or a right to demand repayment at a time of the investors choosing (in the absense of a written partnership apreement. However, a "statutory" partnership is still governed by rules. To highlight the considerations (and without an in depth inverview) is not possible, but your returning "partner" probably has the right to an accounting for 50% of the distributions since he diappeared (less some defenses you might have) and probably has a statutory...

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  9. My business partner decided to "quit", just after we got our S-Corp registered. How do we transfer his share of ownership to me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Phillip Monroe Smith
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleague makes a good point about consideration but it is not the "end of the world." You could either issue shares to yourself alone with payment. If you"insisst" that shares were issued then you have a few options: your partner endorses his share certificates to you and you become 100 percent owner or surrenders his shares to the corporation and you become a 100 percent owner of what is left. The peril of forming your own corporation is that almost no "pro per" knows how to do it...

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  10. Is a case or not?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Sagar P. Parikh
    3. Pardis Patrick Ashouri
    4. James Liu
    5. Zaher Fallahi
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    If she sues you will need legal representation. You both might consider mediation which is a non-binding legal procedure which seeks a win-win situation as opposed to litigation which is essentially win-lose. Sorry you didn't have a written agreement.

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