In a business contract for a night club, what is the difference if any between a person signing under as a individual and an officer?

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Business Law, New York

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on if the contract is between the night club and a business entity like a corporation or a limited liability company or just with an individual.  Who has the right to sue and be sued is the issue. If you are not a corporation or limited liability company, you sign as an individual and that would make you individually liable. If you sign as an officer of a limited liability company, the entity is contracting party and under a limited liability company there is some protection for officer liability.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.