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Evelyn Susan Ginossi

Beverly Hills Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Do I need to pay the $800 FTB LLC tax before I dissolve my California LLC on a business that never started?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Generally, to be subject to the FTB LLC tax, the limited liability company must, for a least one day during the year, be: Doing business in California, and/OR Registered with the California Secretary of State. "Doing Business" in California is defined as actively engaging in any transaction for the purpose of financial gain or profit. As you registered your LLC in California, you will be subject to the tax. I recommend you coordinate with an...

  2. I want to make my current business a corporation. What type of lawyer do I need? What qualifications are most important?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Shawn Regis Jackson
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    3. Scott J. Wittlin
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are going to be based in California and looking to set up an entity in California, look for a lawyer who can give you advice and information on doing business in California. If you already have an existing business, you are going to need to make sure that any of the rights and property of the business (i.e., trademarks) are transferred into the corporation. Make sure you discuss fee structures up front so there are no surprises down the road. There are many attorneys who are...

  3. Can someone help me with this please ? I am trying to purchase a website from eBay that has a very confusing legal language.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Owen Morrow Hathaway
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should be worried because you would be stuck with any legal/financial problems that the business had. I don't think it's a good idea to purchase an entire business through Ebay and I don't think it was designed to adequately handle these types of transactions. You likely have not received enough information on the business, including its assets, liabilities, any pending complaints or court actions, and evidence of ownership of the website domain, to name a few important matters....

  4. My landlord is in foreclosure right now. He wants my car registration to apply for a new loan, should I give it to him?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    3. Joshua Andrew Smisko
    3 lawyer answers

    Agreed. A new loan would never require a tenant's car registration. Go with your gut on this and don't provide the information.

  5. I sold my house and it is currently on escrow. Is it possible to still back out of the deal?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    3. Christine Marie Watkins-Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, an attorney would need to review the purchase agreement and all other paperwork signed before advising on your question.

  6. 3rd attempt loan mod thru Chase. My equity is 40% of value, I can prove hardship, w 60 day delinquent on payment, I qualify?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl H Starrett II
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately no one on Avvo can guarantee whether you would qualify for a loan modification, as modification requirements are assessed on multiple variables (the loan amount, value of the property, your income, your personal expenses, etc.). I would recommend calling Chase or visiting the Chase Homeownership Center in LA (I've included the link below). Please don't pay someone a large fee to try for you either! You will be able to get a preliminary assessment over the phone to see if...

  7. Do a 1031 Exchange, then convert property to primary residence

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    1 lawyer answer

    You're right - this is largely a tax issue, as "1031" refers to the section of the IRS tax code. In addition to speaking with a tax professional who has worked with 1031 exchanges, make sure you are referred to a competent Qualified Intermediary to facilitate in carrying out the exchange. 1031's aren't about tax avoidance, as eventually you (or your successors) will have to pay tax on the gains should you ever elect not to exchange another property. I am not a tax professional, but I have...

  8. How to find the apartment owner's contact information? Poor management nothing resolved.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Carl Eschen III
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you'll be able to find out the ownership information of the apartment in using the LA County Assessor's website which I've linked below.

  9. Are these appropriate Business activities on ESTA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dana Howard Shultz
    2. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    3. Harry Asatrian
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues - under the ESTA you are able to undertake the same business activities as permitted under the B visa category. This includes: Conducting Negotiations Soliciting sales or investment Discussing planned investment or purchases Making investments or purchases Attending Meetings, and participating in them fully Interviewing and hiring staff Conducting research Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  10. Do I file with the SOS my LLC out of DE for a services provided business operating in CA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    3. Dana Howard Shultz
    4. Evelyn Susan Ginossi
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, you will need to qualify the Delaware company to do business in California. In order to do this, you will need to file the correct form with the filing fee, along with a Certificate of Good Standing, which you'll need to order first from the Delaware Secretary of State. This is the form you'll need to file: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/llc/forms/llc-5.pdf