Civil Litigation, Arbitration, Collections and Replevin, Mediation
It’s inevitable. A long, successful career as an entrepreneur means that at some point, you will have an issue escalate to the courthouse. Our practice was founded on adversarial dispute resolution, so don’t panic.
As soon as you know an issue is escalating, contact us to advise you and, if necessary, take up the formal advocacy of your position to protect your interests.
Shareholder Disputes and Partner Disputes
Enthusiastic entrepreneurs can become great business partners over many years, but sometimes they don’t. Diverging interests or waning enthusiasm for the business can lead to squabbles over long term planning, shareholder compensation, or day-to-day operations. Sometimes once cherished business partners even abandon their responsibilities or commit oppression against another shareholder.
If internal conflict in your business has become unmanageable or you want to prevent shareholder conflict in the future, we will work to resolve any existing conflict and can prepare governance and shareholder agreement documents to insure smooth operations going forward. Please contact us for a free initial consultation to see how we can help.
Contract Enforcement or Defense
If a vendor or supplier refuses to comply with your agreements, or your own company is unfairly accused of non-compliance, you should seek the assistance of experienced legal counsel. We strive to resolve all disputes first through informal discussion and negotiations – many disputes are resolved with a letter and phone call. If this isn’t possible, we will escalate as necessary to enforce compliance with your agreement or provide a thorough defense to ensure your fair treatment under any commercial contract.
Collections And Replevin
Writing off products or services delivered in good faith can’t be done with any regularity if you hope to stay in business for very long. Depending on the circumstances formal collection proceedings may be in your best interests.
Contact us to advise you on cost-effective solutions for revenue and expense recovery. Collections defense strategy and advocacy services also provided.
Many contracts contain a provision that all disputes must be resolved through arbitration. Many times, however, an arbitration proceeding can be as complicated as a formal court proceeding.
Contact us to advise you on how to successfully resolve an issue likely to be decided by an arbitration panel and, if necessary, advocate on your behalf.
Another method of dispute settlement is via the assistance of a neutral third party at mediation. His method may be considered informal but having an experienced lawyer to counsel you through the process is no less important.
If you have a case likely to go to mediation or are interested in initiating mediation before an existing issue escalates further, contact us to advise you on strategy and advocacy to best represent your interests.
Our attorney can help with all of your small-business legal needs. Our goal is to get back to what you do best: managing your business.
As always, the initial consultation is free.