Can I collect money from a closed business that owes us money if the owner has opened another business?

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Can I collect money from a closed business that owes us money if the owner has opened another business?

My company has an outstanding invoice for a CA based company that has closed, but the owner of that company has opened another business using the same phone number and e-mail. The name and listed address have changed, but nothing else has. He owes us a considerable sum; what actions can we take to settle the outstanding balance?

Asked on June 17, 2011 under Business Law, Washington

Answers:

Paul G. Minoletti / Law Offices of Paul G. Minoletti

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Is this company run by an individual or other business entity?  Have you made a demand?  Are there assets available to pay? You may need to pursue legal action.  


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