Dispute About Theft in an LLC

A Dispute About Theft in an LLC - Efficient Resolution – Restitution

Are you concerned about or involved in a dispute about theft in an LLC or small company here in San Diego or across California? Theft disputes and commingling issues between owners of a small business can be quite legally complex.  There are several issues to work through, and our client’s goals determine the course of our actions.

What Do You Need to Know?

If you suspect a business partner or co-owner of stealing from the company it is important to make sure you take the right steps to protect yourself and the company.  A dispute about theft in an LLC or small corporation is usually about two things: proof and consequences.

The first thing to know about theft and business partners is you should never accuse a business associate or fellow member in an LLC of theft unless you have ironclad proof.  The business dispute attorneys at the Watkins Firm have more than four decades of experience and legal skill in these matters.  Your Watkins Firm attorney will advise you regarding accounting strategies, as well as the business documents and records required to obtain necessary proof.  Our clients appreciate our unique approach to business disputes and litigation, and the strategies we employ to resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively.

How important is it to preserve the relationship with the partner while resolving a dispute about theft in an LLC?  It might be a fellow family member, or another form of relationship that requires a well conceived strategy.  Are we looking for restitution?  How will this affect ownership of the LLC and control over issues such as the money and important decisions relating to the direction of the company?  Do the activities warrant criminal charges?

Proven Strategies to Resolve a Dispute About Theft in an LLC

What are the proven strategies to resolve a dispute about theft in an LLC or small business?  It may surprise you to learn the Watkins Firm is able to resolve the vast majority of theft cases through effective, leveraged negotiation. Leveraged negotiation is the fastest and least expensive path to resolving a theft dispute.

Our legal team helps you to develop the documentation and evidence required to put a stop to theft, and to confront the participants.  This evidence is the leverage required to negotiate a resolution that meets our client’s objectives.  Are you simply looking for restitution and safeguards to prevent theft or misuse of corporate funds or assets in the future?  In many situations we are negotiating the exit of the suspected partner, and many clients prefer that the matter be handled “in house.”

A dispute about theft in an LLC can be quite emotional.  The concerns, suspicions and destruction of trust distract the participants from the central focus and task of running the company.  If you suspect a business partner of theft or misuse of company funds or assets we invite you to review our podcast Episode 11 – Resolving Business Disputes, as well as the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a complimentary consultation today.

We will work with you to develop and implement the appropriate strategy to protect your company and assets, and resolve the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible.