Can I Stop My Business Partner From Locking Me Out Of The Business?
Yes. Lockouts are common in business, partnership and shareholder disputes. More often than not, when a partnership dispute arises one partner is locked out of corporate accounts, email and from the business facility. Almost always, lockouts are preceded by some "pretext" where you are alleged to have committed some wrongful act and therefore you are being locked-out. If you are faced with a lock-out situation, it is important to understand that you have legal remedies. The most effective means for dealing with a "lock-out" is to commence an emergency lawsuit where you seek the immediate intervention of a New York or New Jersey court and a court imposed injunction precluding your partner from continuing his or her lock-out efforts.
To learn more about how to protect yourself in a partnership dispute we recommend requesting a complimentary copy of Mr. Internicola's book, "The New York and New Jersey Partnership Dispute Guide" or contact the Internicola Law Firm, P.C. by email or by phone at 1.800.976.4904 to discuss your legal options.
We also recommend reading these additional articles concerning partnership disputes:
- NY and NJ Shareholder Dispute: Taking Control of Critical Assets
- What is the Best Course of Action for Handling Your Partnership Dispute
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- An Entrepreneurs Guide to Purchasing a Business or Franchise
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- The New York and New Jersey Partnership Dispute Guide
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