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Non US company raised equity by issuing shares to non accredited investors,does re-domiciliation to Delaware cause retroactive breach of US laws?

As per the title I would like to know if anybody knows what happens if a foreign non -- U.S. company ( offshore ) raises equity by advertising and soliciting investors included but not limited to ...
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What can a lawyer do to make the government formulate better policies for tech startups? [on hold]

In Nigeria, most policies by the government affecting businesses are antagonistic to the growth of businesses partly due to lack of knowledge on the path of the government about the country's and ...
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Buying a business living in a community property state

I live in a community property state. I would like to buy a business that is not in a community property state. Can I file for divorce and buy the business and my spouse have no claim to it. Or do I ...
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LLC liability for prior (sole proprietorship) product

Say that I start selling a digital product while operating as a sole proprietorship. I later go through the process to form an LLC, and then continue to sell the product under the name of my LLC. ...
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Can a minor be “self-employed?”

I would like to sell web design services, but I don't know where to begin with the legal details. Is there anything that I have to look out for? Do I have to pay taxes? I am 17 years old.
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Is an EU company obliged to give their VAT number to a contractor for invoicing?

I am in an EU country 1 and a client is in a EU country 2. The client has refused to give their VAT number for my invoice, resulting in me being now obliged to pay the VAT from what I got from them ...
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Can a person rent a place of business to make and share profit?

Suppose someone wants to start their threading business, but they cannot afford to invest in their own shop. Would it be legal for such a person to pay rent to some professional salon to provide their ...
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UK Courts Question: What was the judges final decision that may be cited as precedent in these cases?

Sheriff Court at Kirkcaldy: David Boyack v The Royal Bank of Scotland ( this case was referred to in the "Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v. Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and ...
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Can I download pictures from Pinterest and send them to a client as an example of work?

I am a wedding florist, and clients want to see lots of different pictures to help them choose their arrangements. There are lots of pictures people have posted online, such as on pinterest. Can I ...
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Terms of Contract changed during drafting of Written Contract

I entered into discussions with an owner to purchase his business. During the process I agreed verbally and via email to pay for the owners lawyer to draft the purchase and sale agreements. The ...
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trespassing to personal property? [duplicate]

Let say I went into a store and bought something. When I was walking out an employee or the manager stop me and ask to look inside my bag because they assume I was stealing. Before, I could even ...
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What consequences does a business face if money taken and also misapplied?

As a customer, I made a payment with my debit card for a monthly bill I have each month. The amount sometimes changes so I asked for a amortization of payments. After reviewing I noticed 2 big errors. ...
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Can a company be founded & managed without a visa?

This specific question is related to Taiwan, but the answer might be similar to other countries. It seems it is legally allowed to set-up a company in a country where you do not reside. However, you ...
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Do items that I purchase for a business and for myself count as business expenses?

I know that when creating a business (specifically an LLC), I need to keep track of business expenses. But what exactly constitutes a business expense? If I buy a camera that I use for the business, ...
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CEO hiring himself as a consultant

Is a CEO of a U.S. public company allowed to hire a consulting firm for which he is the sole or primary employee? Example: Suppose a compensation committee within the board of directors of company ...
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Is it legal to charge a percentage service fee?

The example is ACME Company has a payment processing system that companies X, Y, and Z can use. It enables more features than just "payment" processing, and it enables more than just "credit card" ...
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How unique does a name need to be in order to have it trademarked?

With the amount of information and ideas on the Internet, it is difficult to come up with words (even fabricated ones) that haven't been used in some context before. Let's say that in the course of ...
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possible problems when removing a license

Specifically speaking of free software licenses, and particularly speak of Blende.org / Blender 2.7xx. I want to know what happens if I withdraw the license and / or replace it with another one. I am ...
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Is it necessary to register a 'Doing Business As' if company name is used missing the ending LLC?

If I have registered a company with the name ABC XYZ, LLC and the company name appears on the website under the permutation ABC XYZ then is it necessary to file a 'Doing Business As' under the name ...
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What happened to the anti-tipping laws?

There used to be many states, like Tennessee and Mississippi, that had anti-tipping laws. These laws made it illegal for restaurants, hotels and railways to allow their employees to accept tips and ...
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What is it called when a business causes damages or vandalizes to garner more business?

I don't if it's racketeering exactly because I don't know what the stipulations are for how long term or consistent it is or what qualifies as "organized", but suppose a car wash hires someone to ...
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How do people hire only specific demographics but not face discrimination suits?

I like the idea that businesses can specifically hire homeless people who need it, but what I'm not quite sure of is how businesses are able to do that on an arbitrary basis, because as far as I know ...
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Having chance in a legal lottery

For simplicity a lottery is defined as consisting of these three elements: a prize distribution of the prize by chance, and payment for that chance. This article states that a way around this is to ...
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In what circumstances can a missing person be replaced in business deals?

Suppose there's two people who found a startup company as associates in the USA. In case one goes temporarily missing, is it possible for the other to take over decisions for both of them (e.g. agree ...
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Can someone deny cash as the payment method?

There are a small number of restaurants in my area where they do not accept cash for payment. They only accept electronic payments such as credit cards, local debit cards etc. Is this legal? On most ...
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Unauthorized Business Site License

Any business lawyer? Please answer my question. My house has been used by a previous tenant to obtain a site license from the California Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to run a ...
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How much are partnerships and LLCs really taxed?

Based on the IRS website, partnerships and LLCs being taxed as partnerships appear to only file (at the federal level) 1065 forms with schedule K-1 forms (for each partner/member). If I'm reading ...
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“This provision survives the termination of this Agreement.”

In a business contract, does the following statement : "This provision survives the termination of this Agreement." Means that the provision survives for a unlimited amount of time? Is there a ...
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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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Is doing business where you live all it takes to pierce the corporate veil?

If an LLC operates from someone's home, I read (can't find source at the moment) that they want a place in their home where they exclusively work on the business (like a home office) to keep business ...
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Sharing confidential information between two companies

I own a small company and submitted a proposal to a major company and I received no response. Another company considered my proposal and invited me to present the proposal to the board. I was asked ...
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What legal entity(s) would be best for startup funded by kickstarter or other investment?

Assuming someone is going to start a business that is to design, build and manufacture a small electronic handheld device. They post campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowd-funding ...
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How do you draft an NDA for sharing a startup idea and do you need a lawyer to legitimize it?

I am at the stage where I want to expand my software startup, however, I do not know the proper procedure to do so. I was wondering how to create a non disclosure agreement and more importantly if you ...
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I suspect bait-and-switch selling, what can I do as a consumer?

I’ll keep this as generic as possible in terms of which store and which products were involved, but here’s the situation: Location, product(s) and retailer: I’m in Canada, the seller is a chain ...
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Is it illegal to buy a product and sell it elsewhere without the tag, and without mentioning the original company who made the product?

If a person were to resell a product made by a certain company, without giving any reference to that company, is this illegal? In addition, what if a person were to sell a product made by the company ...
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Can someone else register my trading name and stop me from using it?

Lets say I have a registered limited company called ABC Limited. I have a trading name called ABC Events. Technically speaking the name ABC Events is not registered at the companies house so could ...
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How long do you have to collect a unpaid debt?

If a client refuses to pay an invoice for work completed, how long do you have to file a claim? I have a written contract but they sent me a letter canceling the agreement.
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Marketing using GMail [closed]

I purchased a database of bulk emails. Now, planning to make some profit from it. Can I use Gmail as my marketing mail id and send advertisements? Is this Legal?
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What trademark “goods/services” category is a medical device design and manufacturing company?

If my company offers an array of medical devices (and related software), do I trademark it as an 010 (based on it's flagship product) or do I trademark as an 044 (a medical service -- producing and ...
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Is it legal for a company to erroneously charge you and refund you in credits?

I was recently charged a $5 fee in error by a California based tech company. I disputed the charge via app and they issued me a “refund” in credits for future use of their service. I have not been ...
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Recruiter forwarding freelancer's profile without consent

I work as a freelancer, so being contacted by recruiters is a regular occurrence. Recently I responded to a request from a recruiter of a UK-based, "award-winning" recruitment company. We talked on ...
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Company car in employee's name

If a company purchases a vehicle, but the title belongs to an ex-employee, who owns the vehicle? Is the ex-employee legally entitled to take the vehicle from the company?
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Revocation or cancellation of declared divided

Can dividend once declared be revoked or cancelled?and tell me some cases if any.
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Are businesses in Wisconsin required to accept waste oil?

This morning I stopped by a Jiffy Lube with a couple gallons of waste oil, as I had just changed the oil in my car over the weekend and I had dropped this sort of thing off at this location in years ...
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To what extent does an artwork copyright protect against real life 3D replicas of objects in a video game?

I make and sell real life, 3D replicas of daggers from video games, TV, and movies. Currently I am using the original names of the daggers to sell my products (and I am aware that I am likely ...
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Proper Way to Register a Parent Company w/ Subsidiaries

Example: I want to have MyCompany Corporation but also want to have MyCompany News, MyCompany Software, Etc. Would I register the corporation then add the subsidiaries as a DBA or does each ...
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As a company, do you have to perform KYC & AML on individuals who provide you with a loan?

I am interested in accepting loans for my company, however, these lenders are mostly international. Would I have to do AML (anti money laundering) checks on these individuals? For some more ...
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Foreclosure on a Business Loan

Assuming that the due diligence has been performed, what is involved in foreclosing on a business loan? Said business is currently owned by an investment group. That group owes two payments that ...
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UK corporate law: Can I move my brand to another company?

I have a brand "ABC" and a company ABC Ltd. However I want to close ABC Ltd, open a new company XYZ Ltd, and have XYZ Ltd own the brand "ABC." Is this legally possible? What if ABC Ltd. has an ...
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Selling your personal vehicles versus being a used car dealer, what are the limits?

If you sell off a personal vehicle, or two, or three, you do not need any special licensing. However if you are a used car dealer you do. So how does the government determine which it is? Are there ...