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Howard Eugene Bundy

Kirkland Franchise Lawyer.

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  1. Our corporation has no assets, but we still maintain the corporation, adhering to all rules.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Collin Roberts
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    4. Rand L. Koler
    4 lawyer answers

    We would need more facts to provide a meaningful answer. You need to consult with an experienced small business lawyer. The lawyer will need to review your corporate documents, any contracts that might be outstanding, and your history of dealing with the corporation. For example, if you distributed funds to shareholders at the end that rendered the corporation insolvent, you might have personal liability to the extent of such excess distributions. However, if you did not do that, if you did...

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  2. Can a general contractor create a PLLC in the state of Washington?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Sean Patrick Kuhlmeyer
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    PLLCs (Professional Limited Liability Companies) are reserved, in Washington, for licensed professionals such as doctors and lawyers. The essential difference between a PLLC and an LLC is that, in the PLLC, the owner is not shielded from liability for professional negligence (malpractice). Unlike lawyers and doctors, contractors can be sheilded from liability for their own negligence in some circumstances. Even if you could organize as a PLLC, it would make no sense for someone to choose...

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  3. Can I seal a business lawsuit record in the state of Washington?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Wayne E. Mitchell
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Thomas Martin Morningstar
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the others. Washington courts very rarely "seal" records of a civil lawsuit. Those are public records. It is slightly more likely that a court might seal a particular document--if the contents of that document are such that they justify secrecy in light of the strong public policy favoring open records. Because the litigation ended in 2010, presumably without any such order being entered, it is very unlikely. Whatever is in that file has no been there at least two or three...

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  4. Repudiation of contract - what remedies exist in WA?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. James A. Braschler
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    Your question does not provide enough information to give a truly meaningful answer. I cannot even tell whether you are the breaching party or the party seeking to enforce a contract. The usual remedies for breach of contract include damages or specific performance. It is unclear why or where there might be a "public record" of the contract. It would be a good idea for you to consult with an experienced lawyer and provide them all of the facts and copies of all relevant documents. A lawyer...

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  5. My friend and I want to create an LLC - I live in Washington State and he lives in California; which state do we register in?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Michael Duane Daudt
    3. Ronald J Cappuccio
    4. Amanda Marie Cook
    4 lawyer answers

    You may have, potentially, several choices. The best choices may be either where the "principal office" of the LLC is or where the web-server is located. You should consider a variety of factors, including the fees and taxes the various states will charge. Depending upon the extent of the business' presence in a state, the state may require that you register as a "foreign entity" even if you are registered in another state. It is very unlikely you can make good decisions without heavy...

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  6. A woman wrote up a real estate contract with us, accepted money from us, said she was getting a reverse mort. to pay us back.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Stephen Joseph Cipolla
    3 lawyer answers

    It is way past time for you to consult with an experienced lawyer. One cannot possibly give you a meaningful answer without more facts. You need to take whatever documents you have and have a lawyer help you sort out what your rights and obligations are--and your options. No one should ever do a deal like this without consulting with a lawyer first and getting it done and documented right. You may or may not have a remedy because of the way you got into this situation--but you need to...

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  7. Who do I contact to put my name on a business for state of Washington? Getting it started?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Sean Ryan Kennedy
    3. Collin Roberts
    4. Todd Matthew Heine
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to consult a small business attorney. If the business is operated by an entity, you may be able to purchase or have the entity purchase your "partner's" ownership interest. You may be better off to simply buy the assets--and have them purchased by a new entity. I would need a lot more information--including the nature of the business and some history about how the two of you have operated it. Because you are concerned about getting stuck with his liabilities from the past, you...

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  8. Are Email Agreements Binding?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Stephen Joseph Cipolla
    3. Douglas S. Tingvall
    3 lawyer answers

    Although the law generally requires that such contracts involving real estate be written and acknowledged (signed before a notary) and although, generally, such contracts must be recorded in the real property records of the county, you should take your email strings to an experienced real estate attorney and consult about what rights you may have. There may be circumstances that might make the agreement enforceable between the two of you--even though it might not be enforceable against a third...

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  9. Does fiduciary duty trump copywrite?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Irving A Sonkin
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you went into a business without taking care of the most important business--clear documentation of the rights and obligations of each owner and a clear agreement as to the status of the ownership of your product design. Your question raises a lot of factual questions. You should consult with an experienced small business attorney who may be able to help you determine what rights you may have.

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  10. A buyer and seller enter into RE contract. Buyer is obtaining FHA financing. seller and buyer enter into a signed agreement

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Eugene Bundy
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Richard Paul Patrick
    3 lawyer answers

    Both of the earlier answers are helpful and accurate. The real point is that you need to consult with an experienced attorney--preferrably one who deals with construction issues regularly. You should take your contracts--both your purchase and sale agreement and the agreement regarding remodeling to an attorney who can help you sort out what rights you may have--and what rights the other party might have. Keep in mind if it is a third party who is threatening the lien, the outcome might be...

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