Partnership dispute litigation is time consuming, expensive, and drains critical business resources and focus. How can substantive partnership disputes be resolved quickly and cost-effectively? What are the alternatives to an extended and expensive litigation? The partnership dispute attorneys at the Watkins Firm offer a unique approach to resolving business disputes in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
One important fact to keep in mind is the vast majority of these cases are settled through negotiation at some point prior to trial. The earlier in the process this can be accomplished, the better for all parties involved. Costs are contained, and the underlying business has a much better opportunity to survive and thrive. Our attorneys work to understand our client’s objectives for the dispute, and evaluate all associated documentation, communications and, when necessary, financial records. Usually these disputes come down to one of two issues:
- One of the parties feels the financial reward for the work provided is not in balance
- There is a lost of trust and/or respect between the parties
We work to re-establish a productive working environment and seek to find common ground. There is a reason partners chose to work with one another at the outset, and it is usually healthy to review this. What has changed, and what is needed for the best interests of the company? Is it possible to repair the relationship damage between the parties, or is it more realistic to negotiate an exit strategy for one or more of the team? Is compensation fair, or is there an imbalance in the contribution/reward system?
The Watkins Firm has helped businesses to avoid partnership dispute litigation and resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner. If you are in the midst of a dispute with a business partner we invite you to contact us for a complimentary and substantial consultation at 858-535-1511. It may be hard to imagine a path through this dispute, but our attorneys have decades of experience and expertise in these matters. We provide insight, counsel and supporting legal services and strategies to resolve or settle your dispute, so that you can move forward.