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Pamela Koslyn

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  • Can he sue me? What options do I have.

    I and 3 other partners opened an LLC. We all have equal shares. One of the partners wants to sue me because I started working on the side with a similar business. We have an e-juice store. I make the e-juice my self. After seeing that our store wa...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Anyone can sue you for anything, so that's never the right question.

    As my colleague notes, the existence of a non-compete clause in the companies' operative governing documents matters. What also matters is the issue of waiver, since your partnership accepted checks from this other partnership.

    This partner has a lawyer, and you need to level the playing field. Your own litigation lawyer can analyze the parties' respective fiduciary duties to their partners and to their partnerships.

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  • Can I bring the action in Arizona and then keep it in Arizona even if the Illinois entity is later reinstated?

    My Arizona LLC has a work-for-hire and invention assignment contract with an Illinois corporation. The corporation is no longer paying invoices and will not return calls. I recently learned the corporation was involuntarily dissolved 6 years p...

    Pamela’s Answer

    The contract would govern where and how you can sue the other party, but the corporation's status would prohibit them from fighting litigation wherever's it brought.

    Your own litigator can review the contract in question to provide more meaningful feedback.

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  • How it can be done what is normal procedure

    I am planning to buy a liquor store in PG County in greenbelt Maryland and the rent is little too much, question was that I want to know whether I can move to different location within same county and same liquor license and I still have lease fo...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Check the terms of the lease, and check the terms of the liquor license. You should also check with the licensing authority.

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  • Should I use a professional to trademark my logo?

    We are starting a new business and we would like to trademark our logo and slogan. Is it best to hire a lawyer for those purposes, do it on your own or hire a company that will do the work for you for $1,000+?

    Pamela’s Answer

    Yes, and no lawyer would respond otherwise.We've all represented someone who's already made some irrevocable, or revocable but more expensive and time consuming mistakes, so a lawyer's best value is most often when we can PREVENT those missteps. What most of us would say is also that if you can't afford a lawyer to get this done, your business is not adequately capitalized for these threshold issues.

    USPTO fees are non-refundable, and even the smoothest of proceedings takes 4 months. Trademark applications cannot be expanded after they're filed, and if there's even the slightest wrinkle, that time frame can become 6 more months. During that time, you'd be investing time and effort in this new business and would very much want to avoid having to re-brand this business if your chosen trademark is unavailable or unsuitable.

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  • What is the best way to 'merge' my two businesses?

    I currently have two sole member LLCs (I will refer to them as ANS and BAT). BAT has dwindled to the point that I only get one check per month so I want to dissolve that LLC, close the tax license and bank account, deposit those payments into my p...

    Pamela’s Answer

    GET? AAS? Your acronyms are confusing.

    The legal reasons for maintaining good corporate hygiene is avoiding "alter ego" liability, and that means keeping separate corporate existence, attributing the appropriate assets and liabilities to the appropriate entity, adequate capitalization, etc. That means not attributing income to an entity that's dissolved where in dissolving the entity, you've advised your state's Secretary of State that all transactions have been wound up.

    See a business lawyer for help.

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  • Is there anything else I need to know about amending my return from a previous year ?

    I am reading online about amending a return from 2013. is there anything I should know about amending the return ? I have gone onto IRS.COM and read the instructions. it says I need my W 2 from that year and my 1040. I have both and am filling out...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Other to referring you to a CPA and the IRS resources, it's hard to respond to this without some facts about why you need to amend your return.

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  • My mom is on my car title WITH mine, but wont sign off.. What now?

    I bought a car with money from MY trustfund when I was 16 in 2013 I am now 19. My mom also signed on the title The car was only $1000. She is now saying she will not remove her name until I pay "her" back the money, even though its from MY trustfu...

    Pamela’s Answer

    If you needed your mom because of your minority to "sign on the title," whatever that means, then the source of the money is only one factor in buying this car. Offer her something to get this done.

    You always have the option of Small Claims court to adjudicate a fair amount if you and your mom can't reach a compromise.

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  • IF REAL ESTATE WAS OWNED BY A VETERAN, CAN THE SPOUSE KEEP THAT IN THE VETERAN'S NAME ON THEIR TWO HOUSES AND LAND ONCE THEY PAS

    AVOIDING HOUSE\PROPERTY TAXES IF REAL ESTATE WAS OWNED BY A VETERAN, CAN THE SPOUSE KEEP THAT IN THE VETERAN'S NAME ON THEIR TWO HOUSES AND LAND ONCE THEY PASS AWAY IN ORDER TO NOT PAY TAXES ON THE PROPERTY? THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY TAX...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Property can't be owned by a dead person. By will, deed or intestate success it should transfer to another person when that person dies.

    Perhaps the veteran's administration can advise you if there's an exception to this general rule.

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  • Anything I can do to stop a cable company from charging me for a box that I returned to them?

    I bought a modem when the ISP started charging for it. When I got it the information (modem details) was given to them to initialize (activate) it. Over a year later through tech support, they asked how are you using your box when you still have o...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Try directing correspondence to someone at a supervisory level, who has authority to charge off this modem. You've got their delay in your favor, since they waited a year to charge you, and because of FedEx's limit on maintaining records of shipping and you're now unable to prove you returned this modem. "Laches" means orejudicial delay, so you should argue that their laches bars them from claiming this now.

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  • Is there an attorney who is willing to study and file my case?

    I have a right to file a civil action in a US Colorado District Court issued by the EEOC. The deadline is January 29, 2016. I could not find a lawyer to take my Discrimination case filed for Race/Nationality.

    Pamela’s Answer

    If several lawyers have declined the case, that may mean it's not a case with much upside potential. Is there some reason you think your case has merit that the attorneys you've contacted have disregarded?

    Please note this is a Q&A site, and if you're looking for a lawyer you should use the "Find A Lawyer" search function.

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