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Stefan Dunkelgrun

Stefan Dunkelgrun

  • Estate Planning
  • Minnesota, New York, North Dakota
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Fordham University School of Law
Fordham University
MBA | Finance
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North Dakota Bar # 08672
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31 Questions Answered

Q. After being together 13 years, I broke up with my now ex. As retaliation he won’t let me see my daughter
A: For starters, you should report the guns as stolen to the police. If you have proof of any of what you said, seek help from an attorney to get full custody and a restraining order.
Q. Sole owner of 100% Shares of active TN Corporation died with will leaving 50% shares to employee/manager & 50% shares
A: For the next 5 years, employee/manager and daughter/secretary each own 50% of the company. What powers they have over the assets depends on the corporate documents. In 5 years, the daughter's interest will terminate and the employee/manager will own 100% of the company. The daughter therefore has every incentive to distribute as much of the assets as possible. If you're the employee/manager, you should consult with an attorney right away to try and protect your assets. You may consider a malpractice suit against the attorney who drafted the will, because such terms make it near-impossible to attain the decedent's goals.
Q. I am a 19 year old female and my parents told me I have 7 days to move out. What are my rights?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, any parental responsibility in North Dakota ended on your nineteenth birthday. They are no longer obligated to house you, feed you, or provide for you. If the care is in their name, then you no longer have a right to that either. Please contact the Family Crisis Shelter in Williston, 421 34th street east. (701) 572-0757 and see if they can help arrange some shelter for you.
Q. Should I set up a Limited Partnership or Corporation to buy a business with investors who will not be in its management?
A: this is too broad a question with not enough specifics. The legal, managerial, and tax implications of a limited parnership is quite different from that of a traditional corporation, and that's without even discussing some of the other possibilities, like a limited liability partnership, limited liability limited partnership, a limited liability corporation, an S Corporation election, and more. Besides, you may have different interests than your investors/partners, and may want to choose a legal structure more suitable to your needs than theirs. Talk to an attorney before creating the legal entity - a small fee now may make a big difference later down the line. Especially if you expect to bring more investors on board later (venture capital and/or IPO will require your corporate structure to be in perfect shape before you'll ever receive funds)
Q. What is the best way to research whether a company offering to buy mine is financially sound?
A: ask them for their financial records - income statement & balance sheet. You could also ask for a letter from their bank.
Q. If an agreed upon merger ends up not happening because one company pulls out last-minute, what are the other company's
A: that depends entirely on what kind of interim agreements the two companies had.
Q. What is a company's board of director's role during a merger?
A: the job of the board of directors is to supervise management (the executive officers). Ordinarily, the board would be heavily involved with the discussions surrounding the merger. At the very least, they'd be part of the discussion of what the board of the merged company would look like, which executives would have what role, what their compensation would be, as well as the compensation for executives who will be departing, and the overall pricing / valuation of the merger.
Q. They want me to sign a letter of intent - that doesn't mean I'm totally locked in, does it?
A: A letter of intent is proof that you are committed to the transaction. It means that you generally agree to the transaction, but still need to work out the details. You are not locked in, but at the same time you may be liable for damages if you back out without a good reason. You should consult with an attorney before signing a letter of intent.
Q. Can I see my landlord for not accepting my Emotional Support Animal?
A: you can sue, but that doesn't mean you'll win. To give a more practical answer, talk to attorneys who specialize in disability and/or landlord/tenant issues. If no one is willing to take your case on contingency, you'll probably lose
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