Partnership, Membership and Shareholder Disputes
Complex issues relating to alleged misconduct and dissolution
Unfortunately, personal issues between owners are not uncommon. One owner may take advantage of the other(s) by working fewer hours without an adjustment to income or might not put in an effort equal to the other owners. Whatever the reason, resentment builds and it is no longer fun to go to work. Heading to court isn’t always the answer. Court can be expensive and a distraction from the business; perhaps, there is another way to resolve the differences before expending significant time and money on litigation. We will help you explore alternative means of resolution, but rest assured that if necessary, we can quickly and effectively transition to aggressive, tactical, focused representation as a secondary option.
Whether business conflicts involve partners, members, or shareholders, these disputes can quickly escalate and cause significant resentment. We work diligently to protect our clients’ rights while preserving the value of the underlying enterprise. We understand that these important business matters often involve heightened personal feelings, which is why we are dedicated to providing the utmost professionalism so that all parties can continue to focus on the key issues.
Experienced lawyer assists with all types of ownership problems
Rivalries and disagreements among the people who run a business are often complex, emotional, and bitter. Our goal is to assess the dispute and develop a strategy to resolve the conflicts so as to minimize the time and expense devoted to these matters, hopefully by consensus. However, when necessary, we are prepared to litigate, including cases related to:
- Breach of fiduciary duty (care, loyalty, honesty)
- Misappropriation of funds
- Improper contact with a competing firm
- Issues arising from sudden departures
- Resale of shares
- Alleged contract or partnership agreement violations
We have the skill, patience, discretion and demeanor to overcome the extraneous matters that complicate intra-business disputes and guide clients toward a favorable outcome.
Patient, dedicated and creative counseling to avoid or resolve destructive internal conflicts
In nearly every instance, businesses perform best when clear rules govern partner, member and shareholder conduct. We help new and existing firms create agreements specifically tailored to the needs and priorities of the business owners. Through careful, diligent preparation, your business can set procedures for dealing with contingencies that might arise suddenly. A small investment of time and effort can avert major problems, misunderstandings and disputes in the future.
If your business is being threatened by conflict between shareholders, members, or partners, or if you seek guidance on how to avoid these disputes, we can deliver strong counsel. To schedule a consultation, call us at 952-835-4709 or contact me online today.