Mark S Britton’s Answers

Mark S Britton

Seattle General Practice Lawyer.

  1. Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erik Francis Ladenburg
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. John Gus Zgourides
    4. Keith G Langer
    5. Adam Jacob Loewy
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    9 lawyer answers

    You should talk to a lawyer. Avvo rates and profiles 90% of the personal injury lawyers in WA - see the list below. You might also look into speaking to a couple of the many attorneys who gave you excellent advice here. I'm sure that one of them could help you. http://www.avvo.com/search/lawyer_search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Personal+Injury&loc=wa&commit=Go&ref=nav_search Regards, Mark Britton CEO, Avvo

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  2. What is the legal definition of slander, libel/slander

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    1 lawyer answer

    In plain english, it is one person harming the reputation of a second person by TELLING a lie about the second person. It is distinguished from WRITING a lie, which is libel. Both libel and slander are often collectively referred to as "defamation." Here is the definition from Law.com's legal dictionary: "Oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another, which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and...

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  3. We have a startup with a team of 9 people and we just release the beta of our saas product and thinking M&A

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    2. Benjamin T G Nivison
    3. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    This is largely a banking question, not a legal question. Still, let me offer my thoughts based on my corporate development experience. First, I’m a big believer that if you focus on M&A from the outset (or really at any time), you significantly increase your chance of failure. Focus on building an amazing product, and if you succeed then maybe someone will try to buy your product/company. If they do, only then put some of your organizational focus into M&A. IMO, products built for...

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  4. Where can I find out about a lawyer and what % of case's won and type of case's

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    2. Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    4. Kimberly Ann Frasca
    4 lawyer answers

    Also, don't forget Avvo's Track Record feature. On any attorney's profile (look at the "Overview" tab), you can see different cases that the lawyer has worked on. Track Record is unique because it enables ANY lawyer who worked on a case to comment on the case and identify co-counsel or opposing counsel in the case. The result is that you get multiple points of view regarding a case and hopefully some insight into a lawyer's performance. Good luck! Mark

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  5. How should equity be written on legal documents; In terms of number of shares, or percentage?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    2. Dana Howard Shultz
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all, you are smart to be thinking about your grant as a percentage rather than an absolute number. However, that is a percentage of the fully diluted equity *at the time of your grant.* That is what Dana is speaking to, and I agree with him. However, there is sometimes confusion between the percentage offered and the actual number of shares granted thereunder. To ensure you are getting the percentage you expect, you can do one of two things: (1) Get the fully diluted equity...

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  6. How many shares should a founder of a business sacrifice if he does not want to actively run the business?

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Stephen Richard Markman
    2. Denny Marlowe Fox
    3. Andrew Ryan Kravis
    4. Mark S Britton
    5. Yan Margolin
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    There is no “right” answer here. It is all a question of what is fair to everyone involved, with imo a percentage advantage to those who will be grinding it out every day. I’m a big believer on being generous to those that do the work. Otherwise, resentment can build-up (that you kept too much ownership) over time. Here’s how I would calculate it: Write down the following percentages vis-à-vis you partners: • Money you will invest • Time you will contribute • Know-how you will...

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  7. Seeking family law attorney to help in child custody matter in Walla Walla WA area

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    1 lawyer answer

    It is hard to find a lawyer that will do work for free. If you qualify there are some programs that offer free legal assistance. You should contact WA Legal Aid. They help low income individuals, families and communities solve civil (non-criminal) legal problems. According to their website, "Legal Aid helps low income people defend and assert important legal rights that often involve the most fundamental aspects of life — personal and family safety, economic security, health care and...

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  8. Which State to create an LLC and mortgage transfer requirements

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    2. Kenneth Allyn Sprang
    3. Knute Arthur Rife
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    Is this acceptable if the real property is physically located in CA? Yes. Are we required to transfer the mortgage on this home to the LLC as it is already in both of our names? If you want the mortgage to be an LLC asset, then you need to transfer it to the LLC in exchange for membership interests in the LLC.

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  9. Failed vasectomy

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    1 lawyer answer

    Here is a simlar question that addresses your questions: http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/vasectomy-came-undone--317.html

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  10. Bankruptcy

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    1 lawyer answer

    Here is a link to the top Avvo-rated lawyers in Tacoma: http://www.avvo.com/search/lawyer_search?q=bankruptcy&loc=tacoma%2C+WA

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