Menlo Park Partnership Dispute Lawyers
Conflicts in a business partnership often involve issues of finances, control, and trust, which is why they can be rather complex to resolve. At Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP, we understand these relational dynamics and we’re available to help you resolve your dispute through mediation, negotiation, or, if necessary, litigation. We accept cases in San Ramon, Menlo Park, and throughout the Bay Area. Whether your business is a family business, professional practice, service company, retail store, or any other type of enterprise, our nuanced familiarity of the law can help you resolve your partnership dispute effectively.
Types of Partnership Dispute Cases We Represent
Partnership disputes can arise from an array of different sources. Some of the most common include:
- Arguments over direction of the business
- Arguments over finances
- Poorly written partnership agreements
- Declining partnership revenues
- Partners wrongfully ousted by partners in control
- Dishonest partners controlling assets
- Clashing personalities
A large number of partnership disputes can be traced back to the formation of the partnership, especially when the roles of each partner are not carefully and specifically outlined. Any question about the responsibilities of partners to one another or how the business is to operate can lead to confusion and dissatisfaction later on. Even partnerships that start out successfully can experience difficulties that can be challenging to remedy.
In some cases, partners choose not to sign a written agreement at the start of their partnership because they feel it construes mistrust. However, disputes are inevitable in just about any business relationship, and if not properly addressed from the onset of operations, can prove costly in terms of both time and money.
Your partnership rights are important and you have every right to defend them. Our experienced Menlo Park partnership dispute lawyers have an exhaustive understanding of complex commercial disputes. While our goal is to help you find an intelligent remedy to your partnership dispute outside of court, we are prepared and unafraid to litigate on your behalf to protect your best interests.
In the event that partners cannot come to an agreement and are no longer able to continue in business together, dissolving the business entity may be the most beneficial option. At Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP, we can assist clients with voluntary dissolutions, in which partners can agree on the terms of ending their business relationship, or involuntary dissolutions, in which a partner can seek dissolution by filing a lawsuit.