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Partnership, Shareholder, & LLC Member Disputes

Resolving Internal Business Disputes

As a business grows, one of the biggest threats is not outside forces, but internal disagreements. These disputes may arise over anything from different visions for the business's future to allegations that one party is not pulling his or her weight. Whatever the case may be, disputes between partners, shareholders, or limited liability company (LLC) members can throw a business off course or bring it to a complete halt.

At Nialis Law Group, APLC, in Orange County, we have more than 35 years of experience resolving internal disputes. With a trusted business law attorney from our law firm on your side, you can be confident that your interests will be protected.

Our Approach To Partnership, Shareholder And LLC Member Disputes

At the outset of your case, we will take the time to discuss your situation with you and learn about how you would like the matter resolved. Have you been excluded from decisions? Do you believe another partner or internal party is being irresponsible with finances? Are you doing more than your fair share of the work? What is the ideal outcome for you?

After we understand the situation, we will review the pertinent partnership, shareholder, or LLC member agreement to determine the nature of the business relationship. Per the agreement, what are each party's rights and obligations? How have they been deviated from? The agreement may also prescribe a method for resolving disputes. For example, many California partnership agreements have an arbitration clause to avoid trial.

Is there a viable method for salvaging the business relationship? If all parties still want to be involved in the business and see it succeed, there may be ways to get everyone on the same page. In other cases, that may not be possible. A wedge may have been driven between shareholders or other internal parties that cannot be removed. In those cases, we may need to proceed with a business divorce. A corporation may need to be dissolved. A partner's interest in the business may need to be bought out. We will pursue the most appropriate resolution based on the situation and your end goals.

We are well-versed in negotiation and forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. However, we come to these cases with trial strength. The complex and emotional nature of these cases is such that a courtroom battle may be necessary, and you can be confident that we are ready to argue your case in front of a judge and jury.

Contact Us To Learn More About Our Business Litigation Services

To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, contact us via email or call (714) 634-8001.

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