Not sure why you're doing anything at all with a suspended corporation. You obviously haven't wanted to operate for the last 6 years, and while it's better practice to have formally dissolved it by satisfying all creditor claims, filing a final tax return, and filing dissolution forms with the Secretary of State, it's very unlikely that there's any consequences to simply letting it stay suspended.
I see no reason to do this, and it raises questions about fraudulent transfers. It would create liability and insurance issues, so I don't see the old owner being willing to do this.
If you're buying a building, surely you can afford a real estate lawyer you can confide in to try to meet your needs.
I don't think the lack of a countersigned agreement from your employer or you not receiving the $1 consideration will give you much of an argument against these assignments.
It's not clear that you even had to receive the countersigned agreements (do the assignments say so?), since assignments are one-way transactions anyway.
As for the $1, I think a judge would consider that payment a nominal gesture, since the real consideration (and your assignments may say as much) is your...
True gifts shouldn't be commissionable. The question is whether it's really a gift or not.
Are for a standard length of time, some managers ask for and get commissions in perpetuity -- forever -- on contracts entered into or substantially negotiated during their tenure. Some get "sunset" clauses that taper down the percentage commissioned for some years after their termination.
Note that CA's Talent Agency Act restricts what a manager can do for a client, so a client often has potent...
As a partner, you have the right to inspect the partnership books and records, and your managing partner owes you "fiduciary" duties to allow such inspection, so it seems you'd be able to get the correct information without having to make something up.
I've answered this same question about 5 times in the past few months. Try doing a search on this site for dentist sites. And then see a business lawyer to discuss, copyright, trademark, domain name, FTC restrictions and false advertising, disclaimer, disclosure, entity formation, etc.
Business buy-sell agreements are very complicated, as are stock transfers, and you're obviously spending a lot of money on this purchase, so it's really unclear why you're not hiring a business transactional lawyer to handle this. That's who can explain what documents are needed and what they mean.
"He seems like a nice man" is not the way to evaluate a business purchase. Have you done your due diligence?
Yes. Joint accounts belong to whoever's names are on them, and the creditors have no way of knowing who the source of that money is, or whose it is after it's put in that account. All they know is that the accountholders have opted to share their money.
Move your money to your own account without his name on it ASAP.
Does your partnership provide for how you can buy the other partner out? I guess it's academic if neither has the money to buy the other out, but maybe he can qualify for a loan or find an investor to buy you out, and maybe whatever you may have provided for in terms of an appraisal or valuation would provide some guidance.
This is more of a business question than a legal one, and the only legal part of this is to review the parties' partnership agreement.