When Should You Get Help from a Huntington Beach Partnership Disputes Attorney?
If you and your partners are involved in a disagreement, it is a good idea to reach out to a Huntington Beach partnership disputes attorney as soon as possible. The longer you allow your disagreement to go on, the more damage you can do to your partnership and to your business. You should ensure that you get proper legal help to achieve a timely and amicable resolution.
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP has provided extensive help to companies in creating partnership disagreements aimed at heading off disputes. If you work with us when you are forming your partnership, we can help you to reduce the chances that problems will arise with your partner as you operate your organization.
If a business dispute has arisen, we can also offer invaluable guidance as you work to resolve it while protecting your partnership. Give us a call at (866)237-8129 to find out more about how we can help.
When to Get Help If a Partnership Dispute Arises
When a partnership dispute arises, you and your partner may be unable to move forward with making a decision, depending upon the nature of the disagreement. If you are paralyzed into inaction as you try to work out the disagreement, your company could miss out on important opportunities or you could develop problems in ongoing operations due to a lack of consensus. You don’t want an inability to agree to affect the success of your business, so getting legal help as soon as possible to resolve a partnership dispute is a good idea.
Getting prompt help from a Huntington Beach partnership disputes attorney is also important because if a dispute goes on for too long without a resolution, the disagreement can poison your relationship with your partner. You will need to continue to work together to keep company operations going, so you don’t want to let the controversy fester or bad feelings to arise during a lengthy dispute. A quick resolution with the help of an attorney prevents this from happening.
A lengthy dispute between partners could also hurt your brand and company value if the disagreement becomes public, and could result in your employees becoming demoralized. There is no reason to allow a disagreement to linger, so as soon as it becomes clear that you and your partner are at odds with no resolution in sight, you should get professional legal help to move forward.
How Does a Huntington Beach Partnership Disputes Attorney Help?
A Huntington Beach partnership disputes attorney can provide assistance in many ways with resolving a disagreement. For example, an attorney can:
- Help you to determine what your partnership agreement dictates: Your partnership agreement may have clauses in it which divide up responsibility or which otherwise determine the outcome of your disagreement. Your attorney can review your partnership agreement, as well as other relevant documents like employment contracts, to see if any clauses are controlling over your dispute. If so, you and your partner will need to abide by the agreement you reached and make the decision in the manner described in these legally binding contracts.
- Help you to determine if there are laws that govern the disagreement: In some cases, your company will need to do something, or refrain from doing something, because of California rules and regulations. If you are having a disagreement over anything which is controlled by law, your attorney can advise you on what your legal obligations are and you should be sure to comply with them. This includes the legally-imposed fiduciary duty on partners to act in the best interests of the business, rather than for their own enrichment at company expense.
- Negotiate with your partner or his attorney. Sometimes, it is hard not to let emotions get in the way when you are negotiating on your own. If you both have lawyers, your attorneys can work together to negotiate on your behalf. This may make consensus easier.
- Assist you in exploring alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation. You may be able to get help from a third party to resolve your dispute. Your attorney can help you to find and work with a trained mediator.
These are just a few of the many ways in which your lawyer can provide you with help in resolving a partnership disagreement.
Getting Help from a Huntington Beach Partnership Disputes Attorney
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP has extensive experience assisting companies in resolving disagreements that arise among partners. Give us a call at (866)237-8129 or contact us online to speak with a Huntington Beach partnership disputes attorney who can help you.