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Shareholder And Partner Disputes

Shareholder And Partner Disputes


Most businesses are owned, managed, and operated by more than one person. Working with partners and shareholders will likely lead to a dispute of some degree during the lifetime of your business. At times, disputes between you and your partners or shareholders will be serious and will require the expertise of an attorney to navigate you through the turbulence. Without proper guidance during the separation, disputes can be long lasting and cause irreversible damage to all shareholders involved. Shareholders and individuals can prevent introducing additional risks and liabilities to into the business by effectively managing the dispute with the assistance of an attorney. Our attorneys are prepared to assist you in the following areas of dispute, amongst others not listed:

    • Breach of Contract 
    • Dissolving a Business or Leaving a Business 
    • Minority Shareholder Rights
    • Defamation to the Business 
    • Theft of Proprietary Information or Intellectual Property

If you or your business are facing a partner or shareholder dispute and you would like to get in contact with one of our attorneys, follow the steps outlined in the Get Started Now section below. For additional information on our online consultation process and hourly rates, please visit our Online Consultations Page. 

Getting Started with a Shareholder or Partner Dispute

  1. Email with a thorough, but precise summary of your dispute or issue. Please list the facts affecting your situation and any questions you may have. Attach all relevant documents to this initial email. The contents of your initial email will remain confidential.
  2. Within 1-2 business days (often faster), you will receive a response to your email with a quote, payment link, and engagement letter for the initial consultation based on the summary of your legal issue and the length and complexity of the documents attached. 
  3. In no circumstance will you be charged more than your initial consultation quote unless you give written authorization to proceed with the representation. After the initial consultation, you may agree to proceed on an hourly basis, on a flat fee if available, or you may decide to end the representation. 

Please note, the information on this webpage should not be considered legal advice and is strictly for informational purposes. Any interaction with this webpage or initial correspondence with our attorneys does not qualify as providing legal advice or retaining legal representation. Legal advice is available only to clients who have an executed Engagement Agreement with Forbes Barrentine Law PLLC. Forbes Barrentine Law PLLC does not provide legal advice relating to federal or state income taxes. 


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