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Eric J Camm

Eric Camm’s Answers

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  • Business owner who needs support for an unreasonable audit by department of labor and industries

    I hired an individual (she was an independent contractor) who performed bookkeeping services for my company. She resigned from her position and became disgruntled and went to DSHS to get assistance, she has been trying to apply for unemployment be...

    Eric’s Answer

    I would contact an attorney who has experience dealing with Administrative agencies as soon as possible, to learn more about the process and what you can expect moving forward.

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  • I transfered 100 dollars to a friend via okpay to okpay. He was supposed to withdrawl it and get me a moneypack. Been 29 days.

    He has the ability to withdrawl from his okpay account ecause he has a card and I do not. He was supposed to walk across the street to get a money pack for me and he refuses to pay me back. Says if i contact him anymore he will call the police for...

    Eric’s Answer

    This is likely a civil matter. Your recourse would be in small claims court for breach of contract or unjust enrichment. You'd probably have to bring the matter in the county where he resides to properly establish jurisdiction.

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  • How can I remove a Director of my corporation?

    The corporation is a rental cars dealer and we want to remove one of our director based on the corporations statutes and Florida statutes. I am not sure about how to proceed? Is there any other way to remove a director? Please advise

    Eric’s Answer

    Generally the progression would be to look first towards the corporate governance documents of the corporation - and see what they say about removal of a Director. If that doesn't help - then move to the statute governing corporations in Florida to see what standards are in place for directors.

    I agree with the prior answer that you need to consult a business litigator to have them review the governance docs and provide some insight as to what your options are.

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  • Am starting up a small import company. Assume it's best to organize as LLC. Want to know necessary steps to be legally compliant

    would be importing construction materials from EU for resale in Texas and surrounding markets. First order would be ~ 40, 000 usd. am concerned about doing things the right way but efficiently and simply. currently have a sales agency or...

    Eric’s Answer

    For a lot of small, privately held businesses the LLC is the best entity choice. However, as mentioned by the previous answer - it depends on the facts surrounding your situation. Corporations and LLCs each offer liability protection and each have their own advantages.

    I'd sit down for a consultation with an experienced business attorney to ensure that (1) you choose the best entity for your business; and (2) the incorporation is handled properly and your initial corporate governance is in order.

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  • I am the owner of Stone Brook Coffee Inc which has contract with FSA of the university. Last week we have been forced out .

    I am the owner of Stone Brook Coffee Inc which has contract with FSA of the university. Last week we have been forced out our business with 4 university polices without any court order. They just hired a lawyer state that the contract is canceled....

    Eric’s Answer

    You need to get a lawyer to protect your rights immediately. Take whatever correspondence the University counsel sent to you and set up a consultation with a business litigator in your area. They will be able to analyze what the University's position is and whether or not you have any redress.

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  • Dissolve CA LLC to form Delaware C-Corp

    I recently applied to form a CA LLC for my startup via NOLO, but I'm beginning to find out that investors typically invest in Delaware C-Corps. Can I just dissolve my LLC after it is formed and apply to form a Delaware C-Corp?

    Eric’s Answer

    Investors tend to prefer Corporations over LLCs generally. The state of incorporation can be important to some investors or certain VC funds, but what is undoubtedly important in this analysis is ensuring that your incorporation (in whatever state you choose) is done properly and that you have the appropriate governance documents.

    Most sophisticated investors are going to want to see some due diligence on your company when you approach them regarding investment. They want to see that issues such as capitalization, IP protection, Buy/Sell Agreements amongst founders, and other related matters have been addressed. Getting all of these issues squared away shows that you are organized and provides assurance to investors.

    If you are starting from scratch and want to incorporate in Delaware, that's fine. You'll have to register in CA and pay their annual franchise tax, but you'd have to do that as a CA Corporation as well. More importantly - go talk to a lawyer who deals with start ups and securities so they can help guide you through the rest of the issues set forth above.

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  • Trademark question

    I am making labels for bottles of ejuice (liquid for e-cigarettes). Some of the flavors my boss wants are from brands such as mountain dew, gatorade, maralboro, redbull, etc. I don't want any trademark problems so I changed the logos and names sli...

    Eric’s Answer

    If what you are using is "confusingly similar" to a protected mark then you may run into some issues. The idea with protecting your IP (your trademark) is to ensure that others cannot profit or trade off of your brand. It sounds as though you are trying to make the connection with the consumer to these protected brands so I'd certainly suggest that you consult with counsel before moving forward with this.

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  • Should my business partner pay 1/2 of our bills before giving me her half of the business?

    I knew it was coming. My business partner just emailed me that she was overwhelmed with 2 jobs and wanted to give me her half of the business and she'll come up with a contract within the next month. I don't want to sign anything she makes up. ...

    Eric’s Answer

    You should probably sit down with and consult a lawyer on this. Business disputes can get messy and personal in a hurry, especially if there are outstanding liabilities that have to be dealt with. Neither you nor your business partner should be drafting documents governing the termination of the partnership or dissolution of the business.

    Most attorneys offer a free or low cost consultation. Take advantage of that and learn what your options are and what it may cost to get there. Then you'll be in a better position to deal with this.

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  • Can a health club require photos of my children to be in their computer system?

    My health club has children's services and an outdoor pool. They've requested pictures of my children for identification purposes. I am completely not comfortable with this. Do they have a legal right to ask? The children are minors.

    Eric’s Answer

    It's not about a "legal right" per se. If they are a private business then they likely have the right to set the terms and conditions for their customers/members. As a potential customer/member, you have the right to agree or disagree with those terms.

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  • We do child care in home and want form for parents to sign to release us from liability while in car and here on line free real?

    We do a lot of driving and have seen forms on interent that range from 20$ to free. Does this form really releave us from libility in case of car accident or something happening to child while we are watching them in our home?

    Eric’s Answer

    I don't see how anyone could answer this question having not seen the form you are talking about. There are thousands of forms available on the internet for download or for a fee. The right release for you will be one that is drafted specifically for your business and that conforms to the regulations and statutes of the laws in Ohio.

    Most business attorneys will offer a consultation for little or no cost. You should sit down with one and go over exactly what you need - and get a document that is drafted with those facts in mind.

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