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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
You can work with these creditors to reduce the amount owed.
You could also declare bankruptcy; however, you would want to work with a top-notch bankruptcy attorney to ensure that these liabilities are properly discharged in the bankruptcy. There are some exceptions to what court settlements can be discharged.