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Beth Kristin Rautiola

Irvine Business Attorney.

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  1. How do I set up an escrow account in PA?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Allyn Sprang
    2. Bryant Keith Martin
    3. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    3 lawyer answers

    The easiest way to open escrow in PA is to go to your bank and have them help you. If your bank has a branch in PA they will be able to get this done for you. You will need to meet with the relationship manager or business account manager. If your bank is unhelpful. Contact a local escrow company and ask if they have an office in PA or a relationship with any PA firms. Good luck and hope your dispute is resolved quickly.

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  2. A person working right next door to my retail business is soliciting my customers as they walk up? Do I have any recourse?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Leo Potter
    2. Raphael Samuel Moore
    3. Eric Blaine Alspaugh
    4. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    4 lawyer answers

    Continue to inform the Landlord. Whenever you notify the Landlord, always do it in writing. The most effective proposal is to ask the Landlord to implement a "no hawking" policy as part of the rules for the tenants. The Landlord has the power and ability to do this. A "no hawking" policy restricts aggressive solicitations that call out, touch or pursue demonstrations, products or services. I have recently put such policies in place for my Landlord clients. You may have other legal...

  3. I had a reashionship with a man for 10 years , i sold my business so I could help him handle his real estate properties ,

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    3. Donald Frederick Conviser
    3 lawyer answers

    Hopefully you and your partner will come to a reasonable solution. I recommend that you negotiate the terms and then ask an attorney to help you document your agreement. I just finished revising a Co-Habitation Agreement between an unmarried couple. It provides for support in the event the relationship terminates voluntarily or due to disability or death. The great thing about contracts is that your options are unlimited. Good luck with your future plans.

  4. How do i evict my ex from my condo in rockland county new is in my name and she necer paid rent but wont leave?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Warren Smollens
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire an attorney with experience in evictions (unlawful detainer actions). Be super honest with the attorney - the attorney needs to know if you had any verbal or written agreements with your ex related to the property. In California, where I practice, if a landlord is NOT trying to collect money from the tenant and just wants the tenant out, the procedure can go very quickly. Determine with your attorney if you will seek financial damages or just possession of the property. Be prepared to...

  5. Can I donate portions of proceeds from my online store to multiple nonprofits?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    1 lawyer answer

    You are allowed to give your profits to charity. You can coordinate your efforts with the specific Charities and confirm their 501 (c) exempt status. Failure to confirm the exempt status could result in a non-deductible gift. Depending on your business, you may be limited on the the business deductions for profits given to charity. Individuals and most businesses are limited to deducting only 50% of the profits (AGI). Ebay's Giving Works may be a nice option to get started until you have...

  6. Legal issue re sale of business and non compete

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. Christine R. Fitzgerald
    3. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    3 lawyer answers

    While you may not be bound to a non-compete covenant, you need to consider the legal implication of misappropriating proprietary informaiton to solicit clients. In California, there are legal issues related to proprietary information. How do you have the contact informaiton for the clients? If the information was attained through your employment with Company A, the list of clients and contact info is likely a proprietary list that belongs to Company A ( as sold to Company B). You need to...