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Partnership Disputes Posts


How to Avoid Partnership Disputes

Even the best, long-term partnerships can devolve into bitter disagreements. Partnership disputes can arise from many different situations but they most often involve misaligned management philosophies. Arguments can happen any time partners don’t see eye to eye on branding, culture, and growth strategy. If partners aren’t careful, their once productive relationship…

Date: 11/20/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

How to Resolve Partnership Disputes

It can prove useful when starting a company to have partners whom you trust. Partners can share responsibilities and assist each other as the company grows. As is true with all relationships, partnerships can also turn sour. When partners have serious disputes, it’s important to act quickly to minimize damage…

Date: 10/01/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Fiduciary Rights of Shareholders Partners and Members

There are many complicated matters that may arise between minority shareholders, members and partners. If your partners want you out of the business, or if they want to limit distributions to you, they may stop at nothing to achieve their goal. It is common for partners to engage in oppressive…

Date: 08/01/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Can Your Business Partners Fire You?

This is a question that comes up often when dealing with closely-held corporations and business disputes between partners. I will get to the answer (some discussion is required) but a key point to know is that even though you are a shareholder and owner your partners may still be able…

Date: 07/26/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Squeeze-Out Mergers: Can Your Business Partners Force You to Sell?

They can but there are a number of safe-guards that you may be afforded as a minority or non-controlling shareholder. The scenario that arises is whether or not majority or controlling shareholders can propose and advance a corporate merger and in the merger process force the buy-out of your rights…

Date: 07/24/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Officers, Shareholders or Directors: Who is In Charge of a NY Corporation?

This issue comes up often and is often confused because the vast majority of New York corporations and businesses are small closely-held businesses. That is, they are businesses where the shareholders are also the employees and officers of the company. That is you start a business, you have one or…

Date: 07/14/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

How Fiduciary Rights Come into Play in a Partnership

Every business partnership is built on “fiduciary duty,” and every partner has duties and obligations to the others. In essence, each partner must deal with one another in good faith. When partners are acting in good faith, they are behaving in a manner that is in the collective best interest…

Date: 07/13/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

How to Manage a Partnership Dispute

Partnership disputes can happen at any business. While these disputes can undermine the value of your equity interests and put your whole business in jeopardy, they are manageable if proper steps are taken in a timely manner. Often, identifying the problem, collecting information and opening communication can prevent future disputes….

Date: 07/09/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

How Minority Shareholders and Partners Can Fight Arbitration Provisions

Don’t let an arbitration provision stop you from protecting your business interests.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Comes Out on Top in Partnership Dispute Case

According to a report on The Washington Post, on May 18, MSNBC host Ed Schultz emerged the winner in a legal dispute with NBC employee Michael Queen, who alleges that Schultz unfairly excluded him out of his TV deal, even after he had partnered with the former radio host to…

Date: 05/26/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes