The welfare and future success of a business can be threatened by disagreements among the company’s principals. Sometimes these internal disputes are solvable without resorting to legal action, but sometimes they are not. If you and your co-owners can’t come to terms, you need a dedicated, skilled commercial litigation lawyer to represent you. At The Florida Lawyer in Orlando, we will protect your personal interests while working hard to resolve the conflict with the lowest possible interruption of business operations. If necessary, we are ready to go to court to fight on your behalf.
Business ownership disputes can take many forms. Some of the more common ones are:
Often, disputes between partners strain interpersonal relationships that are essential to efficient business activity. We are adept at getting to the root causes of conflicts and we work assiduously to achieve productive resolutions.
We understand how disruptive business disputes can be for everyone involved. We always make a concerted effort to solve the problems and achieve favorable results without business litigation. For instance, it may be possible to continue the business by adjusting the owners’ respective roles or by amending the partnership agreement. We do our best to negotiate terms that the business owners will find satisfactory. We are experienced in dealing with difficult situations, such as those involving:
We will thoroughly analyze problem situations and do our best to find productive solutions, using negotiation, mediation or arbitration as may be appropriate. If no other remedy is effective, we will pursue your interests vigorously in court.
Most businesses have partnership or shareholder agreements in place that set out the co-owners’ respective rights and obligations. The agreement carries great weight when a court hears a dispute. If there is no agreement, the court must evaluate the business relationships between the parties, taking into account such factors as:
We examine all of the relevant evidence and build the strongest case possible for asserting our client’s ownership rights and for contesting claims by adverse parties.
H. Clay Parker, Esq. represents Florida companies and their principals in all types of business ownership disputes. Please call 407-216-2504 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Orlando office. In cases related to civil or business litigation, we offer a $50 initial consultation.