In business, owners don’t always see eye to eye. When tensions escalate, leading to accusations of wrongdoing, it’s important to have knowledgeable legal guidance. The Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger draws on more than 30 years of business litigation experience to find the best path forward for resolving your dispute.
When disputes between partners arise, it’s important to do a candid appraisal of the source of the conflict. When the problem is management style, lapses in communication, or substandard performance, it’s often possible to mediate a resolution, putting in place safeguards for future dealings. But when the conflict goes to the core mission of a company, it may be time for partners to part ways.
Dissolving a partnership is rarely easy, and analogies to a divorce are not far from the truth. Do you sell the business and divide the spoils? Or do you agree on a buyout? If a buyout is appropriate, how and how much is the separating partner to be paid? Is the separating partner entitled to take company assets, such as intellectual property, with him? How might the partner’s departure impact your relationship with clients? I work with you to resolve such issues.
Disputes arise when minority shareholders do not agree with the strategic plan, the performance, or the conduct of the majority owners. Majority actions that often cause rifts with minority owners include:
These types of conflicts require personal and responsive management from an experienced business litigator. I provide quality legal services at a cost that small businesses can afford.
The Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger provides effective representation in cases of partnership and shareholder disputes. Call me today at 469-212-9764 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. My office is in northeast Dallas at 6510 Abrams Road, close to the White Rock Creek Greenbelt.