Posted: Sep 19, 2006 8:23 pm
Hey Adam, I forwarded this thrwad to a NYC lawyer friend and she had this to say:
This ain't nuthin I know about, and I don't even know who to refer him to. If I was him I'd START by reading something like Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business (Bray and Steingold) and also Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business (Steingold), both of which can be found on www.half.com
for not much $. E.g., http://product.half.ebay.com/Legal-Guide-for-Starting-Running-a-Small- Business_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ2413023.
Those books or others like them (which they also must have at the library) will answer some of his questions and raise others, and it is those other questions he might want to see a lawyer about. I wish I knew a small business attorney to refer people to -- but I'm sorry I don't.
Maybe he could get some free advice through the federal govt's Small Business Administration. I don't know if they do anymore but they used to have a mentoring program where retired business people would give advice to small business owners.
If he has tax-related questions, he should be able to get answers from the person who does his taxes.