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Samuel Michael Meyler

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  • I'm looking for someone to represent my business legally if I were to ever be sued.

    I'm starting a real estate LLC and I'd like to have someone that will provide a level of security for my business in the event of a tenant suing me. Where should I go and what would this cost?

    Samuel’s Answer

    Find an attorney that is knowledgeable in landlord/tenant and business law. They should be able to assist you with formation and documentation of your business entity as well as preparation of a lease agreement and other documents you will need. Spend the money up-front to have your forms reviewed and to be sure that you act in compliance with all applicable laws. This will likely save you money in the long run.

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  • Can a business consultant assist a client in preparation of business start-up documents?

    Can a business consultant assist with: (1) preparation of business license applications, (2) LLC/partnership/corporation operating agreements, (3) business-customer service agreements, or (4) employee agreements?

    Samuel’s Answer

    The business consultant would probably be crossing the line of practicing law without a license. Besdies that, if the consultant messes something up, they will be held to the standards of an attorney. The start-up needs an attorney. The consultant probably does too.

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  • Does a Power Of Attorney ever expire once it has been granted

    my dad granted my mom poa in 1954 , is it still good

    Samuel’s Answer

    A power of attorney is effective until either (1) it is revoked by the principal, (2) the principal dies, or (3) the document itself specifies some triggering event that terminates the authority granted by the power of attorney. If none of these have occurred, then it is still in effect.

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  • My daughter has a WA state drivers license and was in an accident in Montana. Can a FL collection agency suspend her license?

    She has been making monthly payments and is only 5 days late on this months payment. The collection agency sent a very nasty worded letter threatening to suspend her license if she doesn't make a double payment in the next 48hrs.

    Samuel’s Answer

    I agree with the previous response. The short answer is; the DOL may suspend an individual's driver's license if they did not meet the financial responsibity/insurance requirements and subsequently breach payment arrangements that they have entered into.

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  • What to watch out for when signing vendor agreement with big retail store?

    I am selling to big retail store and need to know what to look for in the agreement and what type of lawyer should I be looking for to assist me in interpreting the agreement and making sure I will not be losing money when selling through them.

    Samuel’s Answer

    It would be impossible to tell you everything that you need to watch out for. You should consult with an attorney that practices business law. They will need to review the agreement and discuss the facts with you before they can give you any whortwhile advice.

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  • How would my mother sign a bill of sale to me & my wife concerning her house when she cannot see?

    She is quite elderly, almost blind and can barely get around. There is no current plan to move her, but we feel the house should be put in our names.

    Samuel’s Answer

    A bill of sale will not accomplish what you are seeking to do. Transferring ownership of the property will require a deed. It may require the payment of excise tax. What you are suggesting may result in gift tax liability. If you mother is elderly and blind, you need to be aware of issue surrounding elder abuse. It is best that you speak to an attorney. It is also best that your mother speak to an attorney.

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  • Can I be taken to small claims court for a verbal money agreement?

    I had a verbal contract with grandparents for borrowing 1200.00. I explained to them that I would have the money to pay them in March. when the time came to pay them I was asked if I would help paint their house instead. I agreed. I did some work ...

    Samuel’s Answer

    Yes, they can take you to court. Oral contracts are enforceable. They will have to prove what the terms of the contract were. It sounds like you agreed to a modification to the terms or an accord and satisfaction, but then they renegged on the modification. Regardless, if they loaned you the money, and you have not paid them back or provided something in return that they agreed to, you still owe them and they can take you to court.

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  • I'm Buying a home with a detached ADU where tenant is living. Tenant lease ends end of October. Can i get the renter out?

    we are buying a home in kenmore, and would like to have the complete home for ourself or maybe in future look for a different renter with whom we are more comfortable. We don't know the background of the existing renters and not sure of the safety...

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    If the tenant has a lease through October you are stuck with them unless they breach the terms of the lease and you evict them or you reach an agreement with them. You may try negotiating an early move out with them. If you offer to pay their moving expenses and some additional compensation they may be willing to move. Good luck.

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  • Neighbor pushed back the beauty bark and landscape fabric in his side of property line into mine. Is this vandalism?

    Two years ago I installed landscape fabric and beauty bark over it in the front of my house and also about 6 ft over the property line into my neighbor for curb appeal and continuation of the terrain. This was done with his knowledge and consent. ...

    Samuel’s Answer

    You may have a claim for trespass and could seek damages that resulted from from your neighbors actions. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • Am I violating my non-compete agreement?

    Hello! Here is my situation: I left the company and started working on a new product in the same domain as my previous employer yet tackling area that company has not considered or planned engaging in during my employment. They could have pote...

    Samuel’s Answer

    You will need to have your non-compete agreement reviewed by an attorney in order to get an answer to your question. Non-compete are narrowly construed by Courts, which is typically a benefit to the employee. The potential repercussions could be substantial if you are violating the non-compete so it would be prudent to act quickly.

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