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Gavin Nathaniel Johnson

Bellevue Business Attorney.

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  1. Non compete signed between massage therapist & chiropractic office.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Levi Barlavi
    2. Todd W Wyatt
    3. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answers. You should really consult with an attorney to review your non-compete agreement and determine whether you are liable at all to your prior employer. Whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable is a facts and circumstances test and will require additional information in order for an attorney to determine whether you have the right to work for another chiropractic office in the area. Many attorneys offer free consultations to discuss your situation and...

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  2. Confusion over status of a manager; is he a manager or a managing member?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3. Howard Eugene Bundy
    3 lawyer answers

    To piggyback on the prior answer (and comments), management in a Washington LLC is governed by RCW 25.15.150 (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=25.15.150). By default the LLC is member-managed, i.e. the management authority is vested in the members of the LLC. However, the statute(s) provide great flexibility to draft an operating agreement that details another management structure (including a manager-managed LLC). Absent an operating agreement, the default management structure...

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  3. Lawyer to negotiate employment contract

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Julie Anne Oberbillig
    2. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3. Alexander J. Higgins
    3 lawyer answers

    A quick search for a business or employment attorney on Avvo will provide a long list of attorneys that are capable of helping you out. I'd suggest starting there. Otherwise, you can ask family and friends if they have any recommendations.

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  4. I am looking to start a small, side business and would like advice LLC vs LLP vs Partnership?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    2. Samuel Watson Eastman
    3. John Robert Pampell
    4. Matthew John Ley
    4 lawyer answers

    You're wise to seek consultation prior to setting up the new venture. Typically you don't want to set up as a partnership because there's is no limited liability shield that protects each partner individually. It generally will come down to whether you want to set up the company as an LLC or a corporation, and this depends on a few factors, including (among other things) whether you'll seek outside investment, and the individual tax consequences to the individual owners. I'd suggest sitting...

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  5. A Release and Indemnity Agreement

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jared N Hawkins
    2. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3. Benjamin T G Nivison
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answer. It's hard to advise on your rights under the will (and other estate plan documents) without taking a look at the documents. It will depend on the scope of the release whether you are able to seek any additional inheritance. It'd be best to gather up all of the documents and sit down with an attorney before you sign anything. Depending on the size of the estate and your inheritance, you could be giving up a lot by signing the release.

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  6. How are "satisfied" & "completion" defined to determine when we must pay our contractor for kitchen remodeling?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    2. Paul C Jorgensen
    3. Elizabeth C. Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the prior answers. If there's no written definition of "completion" and "satisfied" then those terms will likely be defined by the industry norms, i.e. how those terms are typically defined in an agreement for contractor services in the industry and location where the services are performed. It'd be wise to contact an attorney that is familiar with the industry to discuss your options for resolving this situation. You may be able to recoup your original $5,000, depending on the...

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  7. Is an email correspondence with a potential employer a contract?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Alexander J. Higgins
    2. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Higgins. There is a good argument that a contract may exist here. Email agreements can be enforceable contracts depending on the circumstances and context of the situation. You should talk with a local attorney to discuss your situation in more detail to determine your rights and what might occur if there's a breach.

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  8. I am a franchisee and have received the Demanding letter from franchisor, how do I response if I don't want to pay?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    2. Thomas Martin Morningstar
    2 lawyer answers

    Anytime you receive a demand letter requesting that you pay money that you (or your business) may or may not owe someone, you should contact an attorney. It sounds like you have a classic contract dispute here. One party says the other party owes money, and the other party disagrees and decides not to pay. Before this progresses any further, you should gather up the evidence you have to substantiate your claim that you don't owe money and call an attorney to discuss the merits of your claim. Of...

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  9. How do I get compensated for getting sales to a LLC. How do I get compensated for helping close a deal(equity + % of contract)?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John L Comstock
    2. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    3. Harry N. Konst
    3 lawyer answers

    Are you an employee or a member of the LLC? It sounds like you are an employee, since you're asking for equity, i.e. to become a member of the LLC. In that case, do you have a written employment agreement, and does that agreement contain any commission percentage compensation for this type of scenario? If not, I would advise talking with your friend about drafting a written employment agreement to resolve the rights and obligations of his employees, including commission and other compensation-...

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  10. I leased a car from Honda two days ago and signed the agreement, but I don`t like the deal can i walk from the deal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Terry Steinacker
    2. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    It will all depend on the terms of the lease agreement. There should be specific clauses that detail how to terminate the contract and what consequences result from an early termination of the lease. There may be penalties for terminating the lease. If you're unsure what to do after reviewing the terms of the lease, you should consult with an attorney to inform you of your rights and obligations under the contract. Also, give the dealership a call and see if they're willing to work with you...

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