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Preventing partnership disputes with careful planning

Posted by William J. Cook | Jul 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are a multitude of scenarios in which the relationship between two or more business partners in Florida and elsewhere might experience significant strain. Partnership disputes can stem from a variety of sources, ranging from differences of opinion over operational procedures to arguments over financial responsibilities. With a great deal on the line, business partners may find it vital to address all the necessary topics prior to signing the contract, as failure to put certain topics in writing could prove detrimental.

One of the first topics business owners may feel it essential to address when forming a contract could pertain to management responsibilities and rights. Setting clear terms on how to handle various company decisions could be essential. Without such terms in place, any disagreements concerning everyday operational procedures to major decisions about the future of the company could prove difficult to resolve.

Finances are another common source of dispute among business partners. Prior to entering such an arrangement, all parties involved may find it advisable to come to an agreement concerning each party's financial responsibilities. Should any party wish to exit the partnership, having clear terms in place concerning how ownership rights and responsibilities will be transferred could also be crucial to preventing a potentially costly dispute.

Partnership disputes can be highly complex matters and the outcome of similar forms of conflict could have a substantial impact on all parties involved. Upon encountering such disputes, a person in Florida may wish to gain insight into how best to approach the situation, but he or she might be uncertain where to turn for advice. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can examine the circumstances a person is facing and assist in forming a strategy to protect his or her business interests.

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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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