Partnership Dispute Lawyers in Orange County
Assisting Clients in Partnership Disputes in Orange County
Disputes between business partners can result in real troubles for the day to day business operations. Often partnership disputes arise for a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: personality conflicts, financial matters, management issues, employee issues, or the current or future plans and direction that the business is headed. If this scenario is like something you are facing, it makes good sense to make every possible effort to resolve the matter before the business suffers any more.
If one or both of the partners – are also part of a family business, that adds an extra layer of complexity with the family dynamics. Either way, family or not, a good starting point is to get a 3rd party attempt to negotiate (or mediate) the disagreement to find some common ground for a new understanding. We are usually able to help our clients negotiate satisfactory resolutions.
If some sort of amicable resolution cannot be reached – we would then suggest a formal mediation to where we represent you and the other partner secure a lawyer to represent him or her in the one or two day mediation. If it cannot be settled there, it’s often off to the courtroom.
Avoiding Partnership Disputes in the First Place
Carefully drafted, comprehensive partnership agreements – that address important issues that may arise in the course of any business may be the best form of partnership dispute prevention. The better partnership agreements will address the process for handling common, yet predictable disagreements, conflicts, or tie votes on important business decisions. Moreover, well-drafted partnership agreements will address such ‘what-ifs’ as what to do in the event of a partner divorcing, retiring, becoming disabled, or desiring to leave the partnership. That said, even with comprehensive and thorough agreements, partnership conflicts arise in ALL partnerships at some point – many so significant that can compromise the day-to-day operations of the business and —more importantly— the profitability of the business.
Real Estate & Joint Venture Disputes
Real Estate Partner Disputes and Joint Venture Disputes
Disputes frequently occur between partners in a real estate transactions. In the beginning, all parties were excited and anxious to get a Real Estate Project underway and, —as often happens— the potential ‘what-ifs’ pitfalls were not sufficiently worked out in minute detail and in writing. Then months and years pass, real estate markets spin wildly up or down adding additional and unexpected economic burdens/opportunities to the partners – and it is not surprising that the partnership can end up in a mess.
Disputes involving real estate can be complicated legal matters involving multiple parties and high-dollar damages. A party seeking legal representation in a real estate dispute, be it residential, commercial or a joint venture investment, is well advised to retain an attorney with a thorough knowledge of real estate rules and regulations.
Expert Negotiators – We Can Help
We will zealously work on your behalf, for your best interests, to successfully resolve your real estate, or partnership dispute using simple, but effective, negotiation. It is not inconceivable that what was once a strong friendship might even be restored by having an experienced third party get involved to find common ground. That said, if an amicable resolution to the dispute is not possible, we are experienced and effective trial lawyers and will aggressively defend your interests and rights in court.
For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding a partnership or joint venture dispute, please contact us.
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