Lawyers.com > Discuss Your Legal Issue > Ask a Lawyer > Business Law > Can a person use different names to conduct business? We're dealing with someone who is using multiple names on contracts and government forms.

Can a person use different names to conduct business? We're dealing with someone who is using multiple names on contracts and government forms.

1 Answers. Asked on May 29th, 2016 on Business Law - Florida
More details to this question:
We're dealing with someone who is using multiple names on contracts and government forms. Is that legal? Thanks
Answers Showing 1 out of 1
Answered on May 31st, 2016 at 10:02 AM

There is nothing illegal per se about using different names, however it is illegal to use an alias for purposes of defrauding someone.  From what you've described, it seems likely that that is what is going on here.

Report Abuse
Business Law
Beginning on the day a new business is launched, it will encounter a host of legal issues. From selecting the optimal business structure to negotiating contracts, from ensuring that the company's name doesn't infringe on another business's intellectual property to hiring new employers--almost everything that small business owners do touches on some aspect of business law. As a company owner or manager, your focus should be on successfully running and building a business. A law firm that focuses on business law will have attorneys who have a broad cross-section of experience on the myriad legal issues that affect all businesses, large and small.
Have an Business Law Question?
It’s Free & Easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Top Contributing Lawyers
Mark Tischhauser, Esq.

Attorney - Florida

307 Answers, 19 Legal Topics

Patrick Johnson

Attorney - Tennessee

238 Answers, 43 Legal Topics

Michael D. Siegel

Attorney - New York

141 Answers, 26 Legal Topics

Michael E. Fiffik

Attorney - Pennsylvania

115 Answers, 21 Legal Topics

Bruce Robins

Attorney - New York

96 Answers, 8 Legal Topics

R. Sam Price

Attorney - California

95 Answers, 13 Legal Topics

Lori Nevias

Attorney - New York

91 Answers, 32 Legal Topics

Business Law Local Law Firms  
In United States change location
×
Please select state Update
Do It Yourself Legal Forms
Go

Popular Forums