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Business Litigation /  Estate Litigation

Business Litigation

Running a business is never easy. You need to meet your bottom line expectations while protecting the business from potential lawsuits.

While running a business, especially a partnership or a corporation with multiple shareholders, you may find yourself in a dispute with one of your partners or shareholders.

Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar to you?

  • You made a “hand-shake” deal with your partner but that deal is not honored?
  • You and your partner can’t agree on a business decision but there is no operating agreement dictating who is in charge of what or what happens if there is a tie-breaker?
  • When you try to buy out the other partner, you two can’t agree on a price?
  • You do not hold more than 50% of the total shares and your business decisions are being overturned by the rest of the shareholders?

These and other types of business disputes can often result in a lawsuit.  Are you prepared to address such disputes or issues related to your business based on a contract such as failed delivery of goods and services, late payments and lack of proper disclosure of certain conditions?

Business owners may also encounter lawsuits filed by their employees, such as wage and hour disputes, independent contractor versus employee status disputes (also known as misclassification), meal and rest breaks disputes, retaliation and sexual harassment claims.

During the past three decades, our clients have come to us for our experience and expertise in dealing with business or contract related disputes and lawsuits.

Our experience includes resolving the above issues as well as other business disputes such as breach of contract, business fraud, partnership and shareholders disputes, buy/sell transaction disputes, commercial real estate negotiations and disputes, unfair business practices, and employment contract disputes.

If you need help with a business or contract dispute, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys. We also encourage you to contact us to review your operating agreement, bylaws, your business and employment contracts before a potential dispute might happen.

Proper legal advice when you begin your business can make a huge difference in the outcome of any dispute or litigation.