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Seeking guidance when partnership disputes cannot be resolved

Posted by William J. Cook | Sep 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Entering into a business agreement with another party can be an exciting venture. However, while at first the possibilities may seem endless, if any disagreements arise, the fallout can be disastrous. For individuals in Florida and elsewhere who are considering a similar arrangement, understanding the areas in which partnership disputes may arise, and how to handle them could prove beneficial to the future.

At the beginning of a business relationship, covering every potential aspect can be challenging at best. While the views of each party may appear to be in alignment, there are numerous areas where disputes can arise. Perhaps one of the most significant concerns of many partners is the monetary aspect of the agreement, and since this area can be highly contestable, setting definitive guidelines on how finances will be handled early on could help in avoiding issues in the future.

Another area where disputes can arise pertains to the operation of the joint venture. If any issues arise in this area, it can place a strain on the relationship if it goes unresolved. Contentions may also arise among partners concerning ownership of certain parts of the company, and if they cannot come to an agreement on how to move forward, the relationship could reach an impasse.

Partnership disputes can be highly contested, and the agreement between the parties can be exceedingly complex. When facing similar circumstances, one might find it beneficial to speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in navigating the process. An attorney in Florida can address the client's concerns and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible through whatever means necessary.

Source:, “How to Resolve Common Business Partner Disputes“, Marci Martin, Sept. 20, 2017

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, insurance, personal injury. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...


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