Rand L. Koler’s Answers

Rand L. Koler

Seattle Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

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  1. We were served with a Eviction Summons last night, were we supposed to have received an Eviction notice first?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Raymond Todd Burbine
    3. Edgar I Hall
    3 lawyer answers

    You probably should have received a prior notice, but more importantly it sounds like you have an agreement in place. If you abide by the terms of your agreement, you can answer that you did not receive a notice to vacate, as required by the unlawful detainer statute and that you were authorized to occupy the place until the end of the month. The summons appears to be untimely. You should have a lawyer look at the summons though -- and perhaps answer it or contact the opposing lawyer -- to...

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  2. Contractor filing a lien for unpaid work.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Bradley C Crockett
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    In a lien foreclosure action you can claim attorneys' fees but before you rely too much on advice your paper work must be reviewed. It sounds like this is a residential job so verification of the notice requirements would be appropriate, among other things. He can certainly claim almost anything, but hopefully you have evidence rebutting his contentions. Save the emails and records!

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  3. Must I grant an easement and do I have other options?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Samuel A Rodabough
    3. Kenneth Allyn Sprang
    3 lawyer answers

    The usual way to accomplish your purpose is to grant a revocable license to use the area for the stated purpose. This does not burden your title and it prevents you from later having to defend an adverse possession claim. The terms of the license should protect you from liability as owner of the area, can provide for payment to you, (You will continue to pay tax on the land and you will not be able to use it while the license is in effect.) and often contain other terms.

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  4. How do I find a good business lawyer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Irving A Sonkin
    3. Collin Roberts
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Robert John Murillo
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You can check Martindale.com for peer reviews of lawyers in your area. Be sure to create a budget for this. I believe that all business lawyers have experience with startups.

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  5. How to get my name out of a corporation that my husband and I formed in Washington state?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jared N Hawkins
    2. Rand L. Koler
    3. Richard Paul Patrick
    3 lawyer answers

    The question cannot be reliabily answered without more information and probably a look at the corporate documents. Nonetheless, let me offer a few generalizations which should be discussed with a lawyer. If you are an officer, you can resign from those positions. Do it in writing. If you are a board member you can also resign from that position. If you are a stock owner you must transfer your stock to the other member or back to the company. Finally you must renounce any community...

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  6. Will they go after my personal assets?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Emmett West JR
    2. Rand L. Koler
    2 lawyer answers

    It might be prudent, if you go forward with this, to have a written agreement with you uncle about how you will be repaid if you pay on the loan. It would be prudent for him to give you collateral for that agreement. If your signature is required by the bank, then his credit is probably deemed insufficient to warrant the loan, making you bear the risk of his nonpayment for the bank.

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  7. How do I draft a legally binding agreement to insure I receive my entitled, residual income?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Peter J Smith
    3. Bryant Keith Martin
    3 lawyer answers

    There is some advantage to forming an LLC but I will not discuss that. Your agreement first should make it clear that you do not have a partnership, that there is no agreement to share losses. You should be clear that you receive a share of all on-line sales and have liquidated damage provisions covering unreported sales. You might want to have a share of telephone sales that originate from the website. You should have a reporting requirement that covers all sales including internet sales...

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  8. Property description in deed is incorrect while closing.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gavin Nathaniel Johnson
    2. Rand L. Koler
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    3 lawyer answers

    It might be a good idea to get extended tilte insurqance which insures the validity of the legal description. The seller has an interest in providing avlid legal because the wrranty deed that is usually provided by the seller includes a warranty of good title. The errant legal is potetially problematic for the seller. So be sure to informe the seller of the problem.

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  9. Can a builder require me to pay for meeting time and with no contract?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Christopher J McKillop
    2 lawyer answers

    He cannot bill you if it was clear that your meeting was preliminary to signing a contract. There could conceivably be a claim if the sketches were of value to you and you wanted to use them but not if the discussion was in the nature of coming to an agreement about what he was going to be hired to do. If you do not use his sketches from what you've said it does not appear that he could possibly make a valid claim. If he files a lien you can sue for frivolous lien filing and recover...

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  10. We have a neighbor that claims he can park on our property because of the easement for access to his property.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rand L. Koler
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Mary Gail Carver
    3 lawyer answers

    Your neighbor is wrong there is caselaw in Washington holding that an access easement does not include the right to park. There is no room to debate the point.

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