What kind of attorney would I need to file suit against the owner of a salon if I gave her a check to become a partner but she spent my money?

She was supposed to buy out her current partner and renew the business licence with our names but she didn’t.

Asked on September 18, 2015 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You would hire a litigator--someone who does lawsuits--preferably one who handles breach of contract and business disputes at least as part of his or her practice, not someone who only does personal injury or malpractice cases. If you don't know such an attorney and do not find one through our website, contact your city and/or state bar association and explain the situation they should be able to direct you to an appropriate lawyer or lawyers. You could also "Google" search try searching for "breach of contract," "sue," and "attorney" or "lawyer" plus the name of your city or town, and you should find possible lawyers.


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