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Pradnya Pradhan Desh

Bellevue International Law Attorney.

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  1. Doing business with international partners

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    2. Jose Antonio Moreno
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    4. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    5. Joanne Reisman
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You would do this through equal ownership of the shares of each company. Your Indian "partners" are permitted to own shares of the US company. Your allowed percentage ownership of the Indian company depends on the foreign ownership rules that India imposes on each sector, and whether you are an NRI. Then you will have to decide the most favorable relationship between the two entities, and decide on operating procedures partly driven by US and Indian tax laws. The initial steps can get...

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  2. Can my two LLC partners vote me out of the business and not pay me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    2. Howard Eugene Bundy
    3. Bryant Keith Martin
    3 lawyer answers

    This will come down to the contents of your operating agreement and the Washington LLC Act. You mentioned in the comments that each member has a 1/3 share. The other two members hold a majority, and may have amended the operating agreement at some point. Regardless, it is difficult in Washington state to simply expel a member of an LLC. You should not walk away without looking into your possibilities. Get a copy of your operating agreement, and take it to a business attorney. Our office is...

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  3. Does this clause disqualify me from entering the market in question?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary K. Marshall
    2. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    3. Rand L. Koler
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Marshall that it would be necessary to look at the entire contract to give a more complete opinion. I would add that your interpretation is not unreasonable. It is a good idea for you to have a Washington business/contracts attorney look at the entire contract and other relevant information. Many attorneys on Avvo (including my firm) offer a complimentary initial consultation.

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  4. I want to start an investment company that invests internationally

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    2. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    3. Todd Matthew Heine
    4. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You will need to consider several bodies of law including securities, tax, business/corporate, as well as securities and foreign investment rules for the countries in which you plan to invest. The issues are complex and require careful management. For example, we are setting up for one of our clients, a fund that is narrowly focused on a particular type of investment in India, using money from the US, China, Malaysia, South Korea, and Turkey. Proper structuring at the outset is key.

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  5. International business partnership

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues that you should consult an international business attorney in your area, and use your list of questions as a starting point. One additional consideration is whether the products that you intend to import violate anyone's intellectual property in the United States. Depending on the product, a patent or trademark search may be necessary.

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  6. Is it illegal to import a manufactured product from a foreign country (asia) and repackage it as my own?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Maurice N Ross
    2. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4. Frank Anthony Natoli
    5. Pamela Koslyn
    5 lawyer answers

    There is one more aspect of this question: the international trade/import aspect of it. Under US Customs laws, every item that is produced in another country and imported into the United States is required to be marked with its country of origin in a manner that is conspicuous to the ultimate purchaser. Only products individually listed on the exemption list are exempted. You might be required to keep the "Made in China" label (for example) even if you are able to remove the branding.

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  7. How can I bring in capital for the business legally and without tax from my home country to start the business?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    2. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    3. John P Fazzio III
    4. Thomas Martin Morningstar
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to this question will depend on how much capital you plan to bring, in which country the capital is located, whether that country has capital controls, and several other factors. You will need to talk with a law firm that handles E2 visas, tax issues, and inbound international business. There are many excellent attorneys on Avvo who could meet your needs. Our firm focuses on international business, including investment visas, and has handled similar matters in the past. If you...

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  8. Should I refinance?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    2 lawyer answers

    Even though we can't tell you if you should refinance, because that depends on a prediction of future changes in interest rates, I can tell you, if you do decide to refinance and you are having trouble getting approved, check if your own bank is willing to convert your ARM for you. They will likely charge fees similar to another bank, but you may find them willing.

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  9. Can we file a claim against REI for canceling a $79,520 order of built to order product?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Talis Merle Abolins
    2. Jared N Hawkins
    3. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    4. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    4 lawyer answers

    When a buyer repudiates a contract, a seller generally may claim for a remedy for breach of contract. From the information that you gave us, you might have a good case. It would be worth taking all of your related documents to a business litigation attorney. Our firm handles this type of work. Please give me a call at (425) 646-2389 or send me an email if you would like to set up a complimentary consultation.

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  10. What are the restrictions on resell of goods in USA.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Pradnya Pradhan Desh
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues that it is necessary to investigate whether the manufacturer has an exclusive arrangement with the franchise. In addition, I would like to add more from the international trade law perspective as I am a Bellevue, Washington-based international trade attorney. US Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration control the imports of supplements. You will have to consider whether the product complies with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act,...

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