Pamela Koslyn’s Answers

Pamela Koslyn

Los Angeles Business Attorney.

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  1. How can I properly write a termination to an Artist/Management Agreement?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4. David Alan Wolf
    5. Ivan Jose Parron
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The talent management itself shoud spell out how you can terminate it. Sometimes there are minimum time periods for the duration of the agreement and continuing obligations post-termination, sometimes it's just necessary to give the proper notice before the termination takes effect. See a lawyer to have your particular agreement reviewed. and to discuss the details of your individual situation.

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  2. I learned that a " LLC " that sued me has forfeited their charter with the CA " SOS " office ? Can I get it dismissed ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2 lawyer answers

    You can demurrer and/or file a plea in abatement to their lack of standing, but that might not be a good long term strategy if they can just resurrect their LLC or re-file on behalf of their principals. Your best bet is to hire a lawyer.Litigation isn't a DIY job and cant; be learned on the fly.

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  3. I need a business lawyer to represent me in binding arbitration in Orange County, CA against my business partner.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Scott Gregory Nathan
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Randall Scott Jackson
    5. Pajman Jassim
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    6 lawyer answers

    You posted this on the Q&A page, and you should look at the "Find a Lawyer" page to find business litigators in your area. Given the relatively modest amount at stake, you'll want to negotiate a reduced hourly rate, or maybe a hybrid hourly/contingency fee arrangement. Note: almost no legal dispute isy "clear cut." Or more accurately, each side thinks the facts are clear cut in their own favor.

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  4. Profit from sales of unlicensed copyrighted images, can this be proved and recouped somehow for the victim?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. James Juo
    3. John E. Whitaker
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, it's typical in infringement cases for the plaintiff to ask the defendant to produce documents and answer questions regarding their infringing conduct (their sources, uses, etc.) and their profits and costs. If the plaintiff is entitled to _statutory_ damages, then the plaintiff's burden of proof is easier and the only need to establish the fact of the infringement and the number of works infringed. If the copyrights had not been registered, then the plaintiff would only be...

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  5. Breach of Contract Lawsuit between Tenant and Landlord, Implied Warranty of Habitability was breached.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Jason M Casebolt
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Jeff Hoang Pham
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague that you shouldn't be asking total strangers about your case that your own lawyer knows much more about than anyone else can. Your lawyer's strategy may prioritize written discovery before a deposition, so he can be asked about his responses too. Or maybe this is a cost savings, since a depo costs quite a bit. Talk to your own lawyer about this.

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  6. (TAX) Does the IRS care if i send 10$K+ overseas from my non-business bank account or with western union (or any other way)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3. Hillary Johns
    4. Christopher Michael Larson
    5. Jonathan H Levy
    5 lawyer answers

    It's not just the IRS but the DOJ that takes notice of large transactions. They're looking for illegal money laundering too, so the bank will report any large transactions, regardless of what name is on account.

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  7. I started managing a music band. How can I check if the name has been trademarked? or if someone else is using that name?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Ruth Ryan-Cruz
    3. Christopher Palmer
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    6 lawyer answers

    My colleagues have provided great advice. You need a written management agreement with the band, the band needs a band partnership amongst themselves, the band's songwriters each need a music publishing entity plus a co-publishing agreement for each song they write, and they need to find a music lawyer who can register their musical compositions and sound recordings for copyrights, and register their compositions for performance royalties. Your jobs, as manager, is to find them a record deal,...

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  8. Intellectual Property

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Maurice N Ross
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    Are you asking about a judgment creditor, seeking to reach a judgment debtor's IP, or a judgment debtor seeking to protect the IP from the jdugment creditor? My colleagues have answered the former question, and I'd add that filing a UCC statement creating a secured interest in the intangible property also enables a judgment creditor to reach it in the right circumstances. As for the 2nd question, the IP could possibly be placed in a trust, or possibly sold or assigned, although the...

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  9. Big sanctions...

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2 lawyer answers

    I'd require your lawyer to pay these sanctions, since this was entirely her fault, which she should have told the judge when opposing the motion. Does your fee agreement address who's responsible for sanctions? You shouldn't have to file for bankrupcty protection over this, but if this isn't your only debt and you don't think you can pay off your existing debts within 5 years, then you should consult a bankrupcty lawyer.

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  10. Is it legal to open a smoke shop in shopping center

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Michael Ross Lykken
    3. Jeff Hoang Pham
    3 lawyer answers

    Some municipalities allow it, as long as no reference is made to any illegal substance. The viability of this may depend most of all on the shopping center's leasing policies.

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