For very low budget, collaborative efforts, where the script is an outline and you are told to act like yourself, where there is no pay and no craft services and you are doing it because you enjoy being together, how is ownership usually apportioned? [more inside]
I recently discovered that I intensely enjoy closely reviewing, writing, and editing contracts. Without changing careers and becoming a lawyer, is there any sort of side work I could pick up involving writing (or doing some other sort of work with) contracts? [more inside]
In the context of an employment contract in Illinois, does the employee have any ability to rescind their signature if the employer has not yet signed? [more inside]
Made a few mistakes in signing under pressure on a car purchase. Never had possession of the vehicle and was due to finalize payment the following day. In the meantime, I realized that the dealer did not give me my copy of the purchasing agreement and began to worry that the verbal assurances they gave me about the car's certification and warranty were not on the contract. The next morning (today), I return to the dealer, request my copy and confirm my fears. I demanded that they cancel the contract, which they did, but now I am wondering if it is "really" cancelled. [more inside]
Help me understand some stuff in tonight's episode of Mad Men. Major spoilers inside, of course. [more inside]
A verbal promise for partial ownership in the company I work for needs to become a paper contract, and given the power differential and the several years since this promise has been discussed in detail, I need recommendations for the best possible attorneys to have on my side. This is in the Puget Sound area.
This past week, when i was away on vacation, my Samsung Galaxy phone was stolen. (I had the service suspended right away). It was a new phone, on a new three year contract with Bell Canada, signed in April. From what i can tell, there aren't any good options that don't cost me hundreds of dollars. [more inside]
I am a web developer in NYC who will soon be working as a contractor. How do I find an attorney who's familiar with contract matters related to this field to draft a contract and related matters? [more inside]
How official does a business name have to be to be used in contracts? [more inside]
What kind of contract would I write for this? [more inside]
One off my clients wants the government as (his or her) customer. Does my client need a lobbyist? [more inside]
Got a Government research contract - now everybody needs to start tracking their time with some kind of DCAA compliant time card system. We're a small 10 person start-up and there's a bewildering range of people and companies offering time tracking solutions. So I'm seeking the hive mind's experience. Should I just use a paper time-cards? If so, where can I find a good template or sample? Should I go with a software or web-based solution? We only have one contract and it encompasses almost everything we do so there's not a lot of complexity tracking multiple proposals. Our business is not to be a government contractor - this project is more in the line of a small business incubator grant.
A school administrator just read me a letter listing what they say are my misdeeds and asked me to sign it. I do not agree with the contents of the letter, and I am scared that they are asking me to sign something that is factually incorrect and tht I do not understand. What should I do? [more inside]
I want to quit my job.. but I can't. I'm unhappy. I'm lonely. And I don't know what to do. [more inside]
Looking for standard metadata definitions for commercial contracts [more inside]
UK employment law/HR filter: quitting a job before the end of a notice period [more inside]
Recording an album, and trying to strike a deal with the sound engineer / producer so we don't go broke. Are we signing in to a good deal or a bad deal? [more inside]
A friend of mine is a serious artist/painter who's asked me to be his agent so I was wondering how to structure the money side of the equation? Is there a standard agent's commission based upon a percentage of the price of each painting sold through the gallery or galleries? [more inside]
I really need to sit down with a General Contractor, or Architect, to get a better understanding of estimating, bids, and contracts. I'd pay for the time, since it really is consulting, and I respect their busy time. Have contacted SCORE here in NY, but no result from it yet. I know a few GCs working on a small, residential level; but it would be inappropriate for me to approach them cause we may be working together. Have tried to ask some questions here on Meta, but they are too specific. A book, or reference won't do it. I need real, current info. Any ideas?
We are about to send out bid documents (drawings, prelim-specs, geo-tech report) for a 3300 sqft residence, to invited Contractors; and need some examples of tight, organized bid formats. By Division, starting w/ General Requirements, w/ Exclusions? Any advice, from the Architect/Owner side, would be helpful. Contractors- what formats did not drive you batty?
What should a new freelancer do with a "client" that they don't really want to work with, without putting their best friend in an awkward situation? [more inside]
How can I protect my interest while selling my website? [more inside]
How to deal with unpaid and non-contracted design work showing up on the net? The work was created based on the promise of a contract coming in any day. [more inside]
I'm looking for a labor lawyer in New York City, preferably north Brooklyn area ( but anywhere is fine). Any suggestions? [more inside]
An etiquette/ethical question about consulting contracts and dealing with recruiters. The question is: would this be considered stealing a contract? [more inside]
What would you do if your landlord was also your friend and client, and had violated all three relationships, all at one time? [more inside]
I have a trained animal about to appear in national commercial. What should I be looking for in my contract? Residuals /one off / both? [more inside]
How can I best keep track of my time when working remotely for another party? I'll be responding to inquiries by cell phone, and double-checking to make sure insurance information is kosher. But I have a problem: I have no idea how to keep track of my time. [more inside]
I've got a side coding project coming up, and I need help to figure out the logistics of getting paid for it. Are there standard contracts for this sort of thing, or places where I can get a contract written up? Should I do it as a 1099, or should I attempt to incorporate myself - and if so, how do I go about that? [more inside]
What advice would you offer a freelance graphic designer who needs help establishing contracts and boundaries, and managing difficult clientele? [more inside]
Is there such thing as a business contract "headhunter" or someone who would find us contracts for our business and take a cut of the contract, then go on their merry way -- sort of like an agent the way actors have agents? [more inside]
How can someone negotiate with AT&T to purchase the newest iPhone at the reduced price ($199) even though the contract isn't up until next March? [more inside]
If you're an attorney, I'm curious how you handle all the mundane contracts (such as Web site terms of service or software licenses) with which people are expected to comply these days? [more inside]
Third job interview - now I have to write a proposal...now what? [more inside]
How do you write a construction contract for a fixer-upper with many unknowns? [more inside]
I'm a freelance writer who's considering suing a client for nonpayment. Before I go there, please give me the benefit of your experience. [more inside]
How do you compare contracts? (or perhaps "How do lawyers compare contracts?") [more inside]
Looking for a SaaS Contract Management website [more inside]
How do the economics of traveling carnivals work? (I.e. does the host pay a fee to the carnival company or vice versa? Is it a straight fee or a share in the receipts? If its a share, does the host have any right to influence ticket prices?) [more inside]
Enough people suggested it that I have started to do strategic management consulting on my weekends. My clients now are pro-bono until I see a horizon for costs. What are some resources on fees and what should I have them sign so that I can better manage the consultancy?
How can I get the wedding photos from one of my wedding photographers? My wedding was in Oct 2007. [more inside]
What are the contracts like for staff photographers at magazines (for example, those at the New Yorker or Vogue)? Specifically regarding exclusivity, and with respect to productivity, rights to images, profits made from selling images, term limits. [more inside]
I'm a web developer and have been working the same job for 9 years. Recently, due to challenging economic circumstances, I've decided to start looking for freelance work to supplement my income, if not replace it. Are you a freelance web developer or designer? If so, where do you go to find work online? [more inside]
Best books, websites, lecture series on game theory and its applications for smart people who understand mathematics but can't stand trawling through pages of unnecessary complex formulae?
How do I deal with a friend involved in a collaborative project that I fear will not take it as seriously as I will? [more inside]
I am a graphic designer in Quebec and I have a long term client (8 years!) who abruptly fired me last week. They are a government-grant and foundation-funded non profit working in the (*snort*) social justice sector. [more inside]
I'm considering purchasing a house, but I don't want to be a member of a Home Owners Association (HOA). Is there any way to purchase a home that is currently in a Home Owners Association, but not become part of it? [more inside]
I bought an Iphone through ATT dec 9th. Found out today i will be in Japan this year starting this spring for one year ATT Contract states:"simply return it either to a store or by mail within 30 days from the date the equipment." I assumed that that meant 30 full days of use (hence return today would be OK, but they insist that it meant 30 calendar days irregardless of what time the phone was picked up or activated, and so they denied my return. Any thoughts on my options? Should the contract not be more clear on precise what 30 days means?
CorporateLawFilter: Please recommend your best tips, tricks and reference materials for becoming the best paralegal-in-training possible. [more inside]
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