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Strong Advocacy In Partnership Disputes

When innovative and hardworking individuals form businesses, the sky is the limit. Unfortunately, disputes between shareholders, partners or company members can cause irreparable damage to personal relationships and the business. At Tampa-based Barker | Cook, we help clients throughout Florida and beyond resolve their business disputes effectively and efficiently, while lessening the negative financial impacts to their businesses.

What Are The Financial Effects Of The Dispute You Are In?

At Barker | Cook, we believe well-informed clients make smart decisions.

Our attorneys diligently examine partnership, shareholder, and operating agreements to determine our client's ownership interest and the investments he or she has made in the business. Many partnerships and businesses are formed without formal agreements, and determining how much interest each partner owns and his or her rights can be difficult.

When reconciliation is not an option, partnership disputes typically result in the termination or dissolution of the business. It is imperative to understand the full range of financial consequences that follow.

Drawing on our wide network of financial professionals, our firm assembles a team of forensic accountants, tax experts and business valuation professionals to examine the economic consequences of the partnership dispute and the effects dissolution will have on our clients' finances.

Once clients understand the financial implications a partnership dissolution will have, they can make smart decisions for themselves and their businesses.

Are You Involved In An Ownership Dispute?

Similar to partnership disputes, shareholder and company disputes can arise in a variety of contexts. Oftentimes, shareholders or members disagree with company leadership over the future direction of the business, how to best fulfill contractual obligations or whether to sell or transfer ownership. Disputes also arise when shareholders or members feel leadership is not managing company funds appropriately.

At Barker | Cook, we take steps to deescalate shareholder and company membership disputes and help prevent expensive and possibly permanent damage to the business.

Contact Us

If you are involved in a business dispute, you need smart, dedicated business litigation lawyers protecting your interests. Contact our Tampa partnership or shareholder dispute attorneys today at 813-489-1001.

Could Your Dispute Be Mediated?

Chris A. Barker is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit-civil mediator. He can bring parties together using mediation to obtain out-of-court resolutions which help litigants resolve their legal disputes in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Based in Tampa, Mr. Barker conducts mediations throughout Florida and can conduct mediation conferences via Zoom for the convenience of all parties. Contact our office today!