Can I legally offer finders fees in CA?

I am the owner of Sakura Signs. I need sales, can I offer professional commercial
real estate agents a finders fee as an incentive to refer there clients to buy
business signs from my company? Please advise.

Thank you
Brad Dain
Cell 323974-3676

Asked on September 14, 2018 under Business Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless specifically prohibited by law, there is no legal prohibition against paying a finder's fee for business purposes.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can. Finder's fees may be offered whenever NOT barred by law (e.g. finder's fees to a non-realtor for referring someone who buys or sells a house). There is no law against a sign maker offering finder's fees, so this would be legal.

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