Many partnership disputes have roots back to the first days of starting the company. Two people with the same idea for a business concept may have two entirely different ideas of how the business should grow and develop. Over time, these small cracks in the collaboration can turn into serious problems for the company.
Chenoweth Law Group in Portland represents partners and business owners in partnership disputes, delivering strategies for resolving the conflict efficiently and with minimal impact to the company and its operations. Our lawyers handle a range of business dispute matters in Oregon, Washington, and California.
Resolving Conflict Among Business Partners Through Effective Legal Strategies
Partnership conflicts can be temporarily ignored, but they usually return in full force. It is important to hire an attorney to understand your rights and develop strategies for resolving the partnership amicably or by litigation, if necessary. Far too often, one partner is planning for the eventual, final conflict, while the other is not. Getting caught flat footed by ignoring a partnership dispute is an easy way to lose any bargaining position you may have had, or, worse to lose a fight.
Partners often have a long personal and professional history, potentially lined with past grudges or unvoiced grievances. Dealing with disputes and exploring the option of dissolution or buyout can be as emotionally draining as a divorce.
Our attorneys strive to diffuse the emotion of the situation and keep the matter pointed toward a productive outcome, uninhibited by personal relationships or grievances.
Mediation is often a productive tool for resolving partnership disputes, providing the opportunity for a facilitated negotiation of how best to move past the conflict. When mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution fail, however, litigation may become necessary.
At CLG, our attorneys are experienced litigators, prepared to take the matter to court to protect the interests of our clients and the investments they have made in the companies.
We also assist companies in exploring options for partnership dissolution, or buyout of one or more partners, delivering agreeable strategies for dividing the assets and liabilities of the company among the partners.