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Ryan Steve Alexander

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  1. Business Formation

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Arash Shirdel
    4. Robin Mashal
    5. Bryant Keith Martin
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    There is a concensus here you should consider observing. . . Nevertheless, What would be the purpose of adding your Dad to the company? Revenue? Decisions? Voting rights? You can add him a a member, holder of profit interests, or even a revenue sharing arrangement. The question is what powers do you want him to have. You can add partners at any time, if you contemplate such arrangement in your draft of your operating agreement. Otherwise, consider the possibility of deadlock between...

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  2. Found out during discovery that contractor is not duly licensed, can I ask for attorney fees?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nichelo Michael Campbell
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Ryan Steve Alexander
    4. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    5. Chi Leung Ip
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    FYI - There is no requirement for a contractor to be licensed if it does not advertise itself as "licensed" and if the job is valued under $500. If he's advertising, that's another type of violation. If the job required a licensed contractor, have your lawyer look into filing a complaint with the California Contractors State License Board. There is a process for prosecuting these types of issues, and their determination may be required to in fact deem this activity as "unlicensed" before...

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  3. We have a LLC in California. Our $800 tax is coming up, but we didn't realize it had to paid soon. Is it ok to pay late w/a fee?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Ryan Steve Alexander
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    4. Jon Martin Pettis
    4 lawyer answers

    I don't recall whether a late notice is sent, but you will be assessed a late fee, and your entity will be subject to suspension, and the process to revive your active status is a transactional burden. When your payment is not received by the due date, California assesses a late fee and your tax account is suspended. Also, the secretary of state is notified and your entity becomes administratively suspended. You then have two administrative issues to rectify. When you're suspended, you...

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  4. The State of California amended my corporation name to a wrong name by mistake?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    2. Brian Coleman Kelly
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure I understand your circumstances correctly, but lets walk through it. Are you looking at documents that LZ is showing you? Confirm that LZ is showing you the correct documents from the correct file. There should be a reference to the corporation id number somewhere on the document. This may be a computer error on their end. It wouldn't be surprising if this was a mistake on the SOS' part. I would recommend you call them again. You may have to again re-send the documents...

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  5. Is it legal to live in one state but have a business and pay taxes in different?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Todd Matthew Heine
    3 lawyer answers

    You can organize your legal entity in any state, and operate the business from California, that's the simple answer. Second, there are many states with lower tax implications than California, and Nevada is a popular choice for those seeking to relocate from California. You're going to need to address both the business and personal income tax issues for purposes of receiving any form of real savings . And no, your proposed plan will actually increase your tax burden rather than reduce it....

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  6. Can't afford an entertainment lawyer. I directed a music vid 4 a major artist. Am I entitled to any compensation or can I sue?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rabeh M. A. Soofi
    2. Sean Anthony Brady
    3. Ryan Steve Alexander
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
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    I would proceed with caution, but you likely have some options. I am hesitant to tell you to file a claim today as word spreads as far as who has a reputation for rocking the boat, and this may have an effect on your ability to get more work from the same label, producer and other people in the industry. First, you need to refresh yourself of the terms which you agreed to shoot the footage. A discussion and understanding between you and the producer could constitute an oral agreement to...

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  7. How best to dissolve an LLC film production company after the movie has run its course, and what happens to the film?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    1 lawyer answer

    In short, yes, you can liquidate the company and force this issue. You can also protect your investor from risk, but why would you want to if you utilize the liquidation process to your advantage? In regards to the liability for the film, there is the possibility that some residual liability exists for the owners of the film, yes, personal liability. However, if the film was first displayed some years ago, it's possible that the statute of limitations and estoppel issues preclude you from...

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  8. Does asking to sign a non disclosure form make sense at all ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    2. Vadim R. Alden
    3. Ivan Jose Parron
    4. Philip Leon Marcus
    5. J Scott Scarbrough
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    If you're hiring a writer to author a work for you, you should definitely have an agreement that clearly identifies you of the owner of the work without contingencies, that specifies all of your contemplated and possible uses of the work, and that requires the writer's assistance to secure your ownership of the intellectual property rights in the work. If you're planning on publishing the book with any publishing houses, putting this agreement in place with the writer will be a requirement as...

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  9. I was sued by a corporation for breach of contract, and I lost. This was years ago. Now the corporation is defunct, it went out

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Phillip Monroe Smith
    2. Ryan Steve Alexander
    3. Christian Frederick Paul
    4. Dana Howard Shultz
    5. John P Corrigan
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    I appreciate the craftiness you've exuded, but like others have so eloquently stated, this doesn't get you out of the woods. If the status of the account is a true reflection of the company going out of business, this would suggest that you're not likely going to have a problem, but there is a remote chance that the company (provided it's still a company or has transferred the judgment to another company by way of corporate event, e.g. merger) can still come after you until the judgment is no...

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  10. Patent Law and disclosing my idea to a patent attorney

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Clifford D. Hyra
    2. Bruce E. Burdick
    3. Ryan Steve Alexander
    4. Ross Lee Franks Jr
    5. Mario Sergio Golab
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    A lawyer is bound by the professional obligation of loyalty to the client and cannot divulge client secrets to anyone without the client's permission. What you want to do is ensure that you enter into an engagement with an attorney before you divulge the details of your submject matter. Most attorneys are flexible with pay arrangements, but an advance would likely be necessary to ensure you're getting a good attorney. Consider hiring a local patent attorney as you'll get better attention,...

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