Mark S Britton’s Answers

Mark S Britton

Seattle General Practice Lawyer.

  1. Oregon lawyers?

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Craig Edward Kennedy
    2. Mark S Britton
    3. Shalini D Gujavarty
    4 lawyer answers

    Oregon is a key market for Avvo and we expect to be there sometime next year. Combined with the feedback we’ve received from lawyers and consumers that they wanted more opportunities to upload content (such as cases and questions/answers), we decided to prioritize these features over launching in new states. Thanks for your interest in Avvo. Hang in there - we will be in Oregon soon! Mark CEO, Avvo p.s. Good luck to your Ducks!!

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  2. What type of attorney should I look for if I want to start a new business in California with foreign investors who want an eb-5?

    Answered 7 days ago.

    1. Paul Holt Spitz
    2. Dana Howard Shultz
    3. Olga Vasilyevna Guzhva
    4. Mark S Britton
    5. Mark Issa Murad
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    All of the previous answers are solid. I would simply add that an experienced start-up attorney can help you find immigration, taxation and other lawyers to address ancillary issues. Start-up attorneys are used to being such a hub for their clients. Those attorneys might come from the the start-up lawyer's own firm or other lawyers in their network. You are surrounded by some of the best start-up lawyers in the business right across the bay in Silicon Valley. You can find a list of them...

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  3. What is the best way to structure my new business entity?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Alvin Hy Lee
    2. Samuel Watson Eastman
    3. Gregory John Chilina
    4. Allison Beth Surowitz
    5. Mark S Britton
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    This Guide could also be helpful: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/what-type-of-business-entity-should-you-choose

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  4. How do I determine if a name for an LLC is available? If another company exists with the same name, can I still use it?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Ray Smith
    2. Mark S Britton
    3. Veronica L. Jarnagin
    3 lawyer answers

    You can check name availability here: https://secure.in.gov/sos/online_corps/name_availability.aspx You can find a great lawyer to help you with your LLC here: http://www.avvo.com/business-lawyer/in.html

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  5. When do I fundraise for a startup, before or after his creation and registration?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Frank A. Natoli
    2. Mark S Britton
    3. Dana Howard Shultz
    3 lawyer answers

    If I understand your question correctly, you would like to get the cash first to finance any organizational expenses you have. While there are some contorted ways to do this, the concept doesn’t make much sense. First, you mention VCs. VCs like to invest in big ideas that are already under way. Few investors are going to invest just in your ideas or “slideware” (i.e., a PowerPoint explaining your ideas). Sometimes they will do it if you already have a successful start-up on your resume;...

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  6. Out from under timeshare

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfornutely, you own the timeshare interest. It is similar to asking how to get out of a house that you bought. Assuming that the timeshare contract is valid, it is a binding contract and getting out of it almost impossible. It is possible that a savvy lawyer could help you get out of your contract, but that would be a lengthy and expensive process. I would put the same effort into selling the interest. To save on agency costs, you should try to sell it on your own through ebay. Also,...

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  7. Business credit cards

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Mark S Britton
    2 lawyer answers

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a FL lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area, even though the state law of the credit card issuer may be controlling. It depends what...

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  8. S-Corporation & Distributing Shares

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mark S Britton
    1 lawyer answer

    Doubtfully. To qualify for an S-Corp election you can only have one class of stock, and profits and losses must be allocated to shareholders proportionately to each one's interest in the business. Your scenario suggests a second class of stock and/or a disproportionate allocation of profits.

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  9. What actions can be taken against an establishment allowing a minor into their place of business for 21 years of age and older.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Donald A Green
    2. Mark S Britton
    2 lawyer answers

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a CA lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area. The CA Dept of Alcohol Beverage Control, along with the police, enforce the...

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  10. Accident but police man gave me a ticket

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Matthew Jay Weiss
    2. Mark S Britton
    2 lawyer answers

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a NY lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area. If you were involved in an accident and caused serious damages, the injured person can...

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