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Ryan Steve Alexander

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  1. Can a California corporation doing business as a sole proprietorship represent itself in court?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Nina Yablok
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Ryan Steve Alexander
    5. Nathaniel Greenberg Kelly
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    You will have no issues with the corporation representing itself by and through one of its officers or directors, even if the company has a DBA filing. As correctly illustrated here, the DBA is merely an assumed name giving you naming rights to a name other than the corporations registered name. The only thing that could go sideways is the court's understanding of the name of the company, so be sure that you use the name as correctly referenced on the complaint. If the name on the...

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  2. I want to remove my name from my soon to be ex-husband's corporation.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Bryant Keith Martin
    2. Phillip Monroe Smith
    3. Ryan Steve Alexander
    4. Michael Charles Doland
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    I agree with the sentiment that you should consider payment in exchange for the surrender of your interest in the business. You could be leaving money on the table. As it is a corporation, ownership is reflected by shares, and the company authorized shares for issuance upon filing for a certificate of incorporation. Whether those shares were actually issued to you is a matter of documentation (It may have never technically never happened.). If it has happened, you want a simple document...

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  3. How do you calulatin to square roont of a number?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    4. Ryan Steve Alexander
    5. Inga L Stevens
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    Wrong forum.

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  4. I own 12% of a for-profit LLC. Can I gift that 12% to a non-profit or charity?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    2. Michael Charles Doland
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    Maybe you can transfer it, and if you can, be careful not to give away too much too fast so as to avoid losing 100% of the benefit. The ownership interest that you hold may be nontransferable by way of restrictions in the operating agreement, the certificate of ownership, or by way of a buy/sell arrangement among the interest holders. If there are restrictions, the company may refuse the transfer, or have the right to purchase the interest on the same terms which you chose to transfer it to...

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  5. Modify LLC operating agreement to give a member bank account privileges?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Phillip Monroe Smith
    2. Aalok Sikand
    3. Ryan Steve Alexander
    4. Andrew Endicott Schrafel
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    For banking privileges, ask the bank for their specific requirements, and they will provide you the relevant documents that you will sign and provide them. This has been my experience in countless instances. I’m not sure whether creating an entirely new operating agreement for purposes of doing business with the bank is practical or prudent. In its simplest form, operating agreements can include a provision whereby the members authorize and entrust in the manager a power of appointment to...

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  6. I know a repo man who lives next door to me. He is constantly parking the cars he repossess on the street which causes problems

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy V. Kassouni
    2. Ryan Steve Alexander
    3. Ryan Vancil Esq
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    You have some options, but you may need a land use attorney that is familiar with local zoning issues in your area to help you. Under the Business and Professions Code, your neighbor is entitled to operate a collateral repossession agency from his home, but you might check your local municipal code to see whether this operation is prohibited by the city in which you live, possibly not. Moreover, depending upon your neighborhood, there may be local city zoning ordinance and possibly...

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  7. Inestors for business

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    2. Rajesh Nakchhed Prasad
    3. George Chakmakis Jr
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    Based on your investment amount, you're looking at equity investors that may take some form of equitable security in your business. If you have no business track record, it's possible that you won't have any commercial lenders available to you as this would not meet their risk profile. This is probably true for those willing to provide you any form of promissory note (money in exchange for the promise to repay), unless you're willing to allow the lender to securitize its loan with your...

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  8. My YouTube video went semi-viral. Was used without my permission last week by TV stations, papers, websites. How do I get paid?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Marc Jacobson
    2. Michelle Murtha
    3. Ivan Jose Parron
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    5. Maurice N Ross
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    News organizations are permitted to broadcast portions of your video or display screen shots of your video without your permission pursuant to the fair use doctrine. If your work itself is a phenomenon that is creating a buzz or it is the only images of the phenomenon, it may likely constitute a newsworthy item and qualifies for permissive use under the fair use exemption. This is a well-established constitutional concept that news organizations know well. In my experience, news...

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  9. How do determine web site ownership?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Ryan Steve Alexander
    2. Kavon Adli
    3. Kenneth Christian White
    4. Joseph Christopher Gioconda
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    What does the agreement for services state? Does it specify ownership of the domain? What was traded in exchange for the compensation, only services to develop content? Your services could constitute a work-made-for-hire whereby the content and website could be owned by the customer which gives the customer rights to the built site. However, the issue of contention is who owns the domain (where the value now truly lies) since you owned it before the customer. There is a presumption that...

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  10. If one enters into a partnership in CA. with no employees, is the partnership still required to have workman's comp insurance?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    2. Ryan Steve Alexander
    3. Brett A. Borah
    4. Richard Andrew Harting
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question cannot be definitively determined as this is not defined by statute nor has ever been an issue before any trier of fact. If you want better guidance, ask whether the number of actual members you have in your partnership could safely rely upon the exception for Labor Code S 3700. In other words, I agree with Mr. Jacobson. Your decision on this issue is to decline coverage for a risk, a personal exclusion of management, by those having the input and power to make...

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