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Francesca Macchiaverna

Litigation, Federal Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

Francesca Macchiaverna

Litigation, Federal Appellate Practice, Employment, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Frank W. Seiler

Government, Divorce, Criminal, Credit & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           

Glen M. Darbyshire

Environmental Law Other, Bankruptcy, Products Liability, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           
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H. Lehman Franklin

Health Care, Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

Harris Glen Martin

Real Estate, Environmental Law Other, Corporate, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           

J. Curtis Lewis

Real Estate, Estate, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  43 Years

James L. Pannell

Traffic, Divorce & Family Law, Insurance, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

James Benjamin Smith

Education, Traffic, Motor Vehicle, Criminal, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

James Bryson Wessinger

Lawsuit & Dispute, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

ACCORD AND SATISFACTION

An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collectin... (more...)
An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collecting as much money as they can from debtors who cannot pay the full amount.

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP

A business owned and managed by one person (or for tax purposes, a husband and wife). For IRS purposes, a sole proprietor and her business are one tax entity, m... (more...)
A business owned and managed by one person (or for tax purposes, a husband and wife). For IRS purposes, a sole proprietor and her business are one tax entity, meaning that business profits are reported and taxed on the owner's personal tax return. Setting up a sole proprietorship is cheap and easy since no legal formation documents need be filed with any governmental agency (although tax registration and other permit and license requirements may still apply). Once you file a fictitious name statement (assuming you don't use your own name) and obtain any required basic tax permits and business licenses, you'll be in business. The main downside of a sole proprietorship is that its owner is personally liable for all business debts.

GARNISHMENT

A court-ordered process that takes property from a person to satisfy a debt. For example, a person who owes money to a creditor may have her wages garnished if ... (more...)
A court-ordered process that takes property from a person to satisfy a debt. For example, a person who owes money to a creditor may have her wages garnished if she loses a lawsuit filed by the creditor. Up to 25% of a person's wages can be deducted.

GUARANTOR

A person who makes a legally binding promise to either pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty if that person defaults or fails to perform. T... (more...)
A person who makes a legally binding promise to either pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty if that person defaults or fails to perform. The guarantor gives a 'guaranty,' which is an assurance that the debt or other obligation will be fulfilled.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA)

A federal law that guarantees a worker's right to be paid fairly. The FLSA defines the 40-hour workweek, sets out the federal minimum wage, states requirements ... (more...)
A federal law that guarantees a worker's right to be paid fairly. The FLSA defines the 40-hour workweek, sets out the federal minimum wage, states requirements for overtime and places restrictions on child labor.

CREDITOR

A person or entity (such as a bank) to whom a debt is owed.

TRADE NAME

The official name of a business, the one it uses on its letterhead and bank account when not dealing with consumers.

FRAUDULENT TRANSFER

In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee --... (more...)
In a bankruptcy case, a transfer of property to another for less than the property's value for the purpose of hiding the property from the bankruptcy trustee -- for instance, when a debtor signs a car over to a relative to keep it out of the bankruptcy estate. Fraudulently transferred property can be recovered and sold by the trustee for the benefit of the creditors.

SETOFF

A claim made by someone who allegedly owes money, that the amount should be reduced because the other person owes him money. This is often raised in a countercl... (more...)
A claim made by someone who allegedly owes money, that the amount should be reduced because the other person owes him money. This is often raised in a counterclaim filed by a defendant in a lawsuit. Banks may try to exercise a setoff by taking money out of a deposit account to satisfy past due payments on a loan or credit card bill. Such an act is illegal under most circumstances.