Chapter 343: Let me
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Lawyer Jin you’re finally here!” Zhang Baochen almost flung himself on to Jin Dazhuang. He hugged Jin Dazhuang’s arm and exclaimed: “Help me! Help me quick!”
Jin Dazhuang smiled and consoled him. “Rest assured Mr. Zhang, I would definitely do my best to help you.” Turning to the policemen at the door, he began: “I am a lawyer from the Sovereign Law Office. I will represent my client henceforth. May I know why you’re looking for him please?”
The policemen exchanged glances with each other, and took out the form again. “This is a document form on Mr.Zhang’s property. He will have to sign on it and allow us to seize the property.”
Jin Dazhuang took the form and looked through it. Adjusting his gold-rimmed glasses, he asked: “May I know why my client is made to sign such a document please?”
“Because he is one of the shareholders of Dacheng Industries LLC. Their liabilities have superseded their assets, and the debtors are asking for their money back. Therefore, they have requested for us to verify his property in order to help pay for the debt.” The policemen were still polite to Jin Dazhuang – Even the words used were all professional terms.
Jin Dazhuang smiled, and adjusted his glasses again. He sighed meaningfully and replied: “I’m sorry, my client will not sign the document. Also, Dacheng industries LLC accumulating more liabilities than assets are none of my client’s business. Please refrain from harassing my client regarding this again.”
“What did you say? None of his business?” The policemen were shocked. They exchanged glances with each other and asked again: “Are you sure? He’s one of the shareholders.”
“Yes, I’m absolutely sure.” Jin Dazhuang took a few steps forward, crossed his arms, and continued: “Dacheng Industries LLC is a private limited company. Which means, their responsibilities are limited. The shareholders will be required to use the amounts, which they have invested into the company to pay off the limited liabilities. Then, the legal representative of the company will also use all the assets of the company in an attempt to pay off what they can afford. My client does not need to sell his property or assets to help the company settle all of their liabilities. Therefore, may I know the reason for you to make him sign the document?”
“Bravo! Bravo, Lawyer Jin! I knew there was something wrong!” Zhang Baochen was elated, he was extremely happy with engaging this lawyer.
Even though the policemen knew a little about the Law, it was obvious that they were no match for this experienced person in front of them.
With hushed voices, they discussed for an alternative plan. “Alright, let us speak to our superior and decide what we would do.” Then, they looked at Zhang Baochen: “Sorry for the trouble, Mr. Zhang.”
After the policemen left, Zhang Baochen was in awe and admiration for Jin Dazhuang. Very soon, he was bootlicking him so much, and insisted on him to stay for dinner.
The way Jin Dazhuang made the policemen go away with just s couple of sentences also left a deep impression in Zhang Cheng and Zhao Liangshan. They invited him to drink during the dinner, and entertained him. The dinner was full of laughter.
That afternoon, Huo Shaoheng received a phone call from the police station in his study. His brows furrowed upon receiving the news.
He did not wish for too many people to know about this matter in the army, and therefore did not alert the Legal department.
The army auditing team was auditing Dacheng Industries LLC as a company. They only knew that this company had connections with Zhang Feng, and Zhang Feng did use Grandfather Huo’s name to clinch business dealings outside.
However, using her position as the senior nurse of grandfather Huo, or the position as a mistress – would have 2 different outcomes altogether.
If Huo Shaoheng was able to control the area of damage, he definitely would do so to keep it to the lowest.
Zhang Feng was a clever woman. She already understood the logic, so she would never spill her relationship with grandfather Huo.
However, you can never be so sure about others.
Now there’s even a lawyer involved. The risk of letting this affair seeing daylight had just increased.
Therefore, the best solution would still be to finish this case as soon as possible.
Huo Shaoheng only contemplated for a minute before calling Gu Nianzhi. “Nianzhi, please come to the study.”
Gu Nianzhi just woke up from her afternoon nap. She was in a daze when she received the call.
The moment she received it, though, she became extremely alert. “I’ll be there immediately.”
“What’s the matter Huo Shao?” Gu Nianzhi sat opposite him, looking at him with smiling eyes.
Huo Shaoheng repeated what he heard over the phone to Gu Nianzhi, and continued: “I can handle this issue actually, but I don’t want too many people to know about it.”
Gu Nianzhi understood where he was coming from, and said confidently: “I understand! I can help you! Huo Shao, let me handle that Jin Dazhuang!”
“You can handle him?” Huo Shaoheng raised his eyebrows in surprise. He hadn’t even mentioned his reasons, and Gu Nianzhi already had a solution?
“Of course.” Gu Nianzhi smiled as she adjusted her collar. She looked proud but delicate as she announced: “I will defeat Jin Dazhuang once again, so that he will avoid me at all costs in the future!”
Laughing at her, Huo Shaoheng stood up and caressed her head. “Good. Look at this document. Represent the army tomorrow and debate it out with Zhang Baochen’s lawyer.”
Others wouldn’t even pose as a problem anymore once Zhang Baochen is settled.
“No problem.” Gu Nianzhi held Huo Shaoheng’s hand, “I’ll work on it. Don’t worry Huo Shao, I have ample experience debating with Jin Dazhuang!”
A smile crept up Huo Shaoheng’s lips. He couldn’t help but to caress her head again, and looked at her leave.
After she left, Huo Shaoheng arranged for the Police to schedule another appointment with Zhang Baochen and Jin Dazhuang on one end, and asked Zhao Liangze to prepare a vehicle for tomorrow on the other end.
On the third day of the New Year, Gu Nianzhi woke up extremely early. She set out for the Sovereign Law Office with Huo Shaoheng and Zhao Liangze.
Due to Jin Dazhuang being the representative lawyer of Zhang Baochen, the only way to be able to speak to him, was to be on good terms with Jin Dazhuang now.
Huo Shaoheng did not go up. He waited in the car for her.
Gu Nianzhi brought Zhao Liangze into the lift.
The Sovereign Law Office was situated on the 36th floor in the building.
Gu Nianzhi saw the carvings on the wall just before she entered the office. It was black but sparkly, and it reads “The Sovereign Law Office”.
Beside the black words, was the carving of the Goddess of Justice. She was the mascot of the office.
The goddess had her face covered in a black mask. She also had her eyes covered. In one of her hands was a scale, and in the other hand, a sword.
Gu Nianzhi remembered her professor talking about the Goddess on the very first Law lesson.
The scale represented a fair and objective trial. The sword represented the punishment for the culprits. Being covered in a black mask represented equality, objectivity, not taking sides and being fair when it comes to justice.
Gu Nianzhi looked fondly at this mascot before entering the office.
Wen Shouyi came out from his office. When he realized that it was Gu Nianzhi, he asked, surprised: “Miss Gu, it was you who wanted to meet Lawyer Jin?”
She did not expect the army to allow a freshly graduated lawyer like Gu Nianzhi to represent them.
“Yes, we arranged for the appointment yesterday. It’s regarding the case of Dacheng Industries LLC.” Gu Nianzhi wore a business suit in dark grey, with matching pants and a pair of leather shoes, looking like a capable young woman.
Wen Shouyi controlled her doubts and nodded. ” Please come with me.”
Upon entering the meeting room, Gu Nianzhi and Zhao Liangze were greeted with Jin Dazhuang and Zhang Baochen. Zhao Da was present too – He has rushed here overnight, and brought his lawyer along as well.
The four of them looked at the door nervously. When they saw that the person who entered was a young and adorable young lady who looked frail, three of them heaved a sigh of relief.
Even though Gu Nianzhi was in a business suit, her young face and clear eyes gave her age away.
Zhao Da almost wanted to shake hands with Zhao Liangze, thinking he was the representative instead.
However, Zhao Liangze only followed closely behind Gu Nianzhi, acting like a bodyguard.
Jin Dazhuang walked up to Gu Nianzhi respectfully and held out his hand: “Miss Gu, we meet again.”