CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESS DISPUTES

While no business owner chooses to experience a contentious business divorce, differences between individuals sharing ownership of a business often develop over time.  Conflict between owners, especially when the owners are also friends or family members, can have a chilling effect on the businesses’ bottom line and the owners’ ability to make important business decisions. Internal conflict can also take the enjoyment out of running a business. When the separation of ownership appears necessary or imminent, the Rose Law Firm stands ready to help.

 

At Rose Law Firm, our attorneys routinely draw on their extensive experience in guiding business owners through ownership transitions to provide clients with creative solutions to difficult issues.  We understand the complex interplay between the bottom line and family dynamics in closely held businesses. When owners face seemingly intractable and often long-standing differences, we stand ready to offer counsel and propose solutions, and improve strategic positions in anticipation of litigation.

Our attorney’s consider litigation to be just another tool in the business owner’s tool kit.  It is our duty to fully inform clients of the potential advantages and disadvantages using this tool.  If litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys are ready to focus on strategies to achieve a quick and efficient resolution that is consistent with the business and personal objectives of our clients.  We often draw on our extensive network of ancillary professionals to bring their skill and experience to the case, ensuring that our clients receive the most comprehensive and best coordinated services available.

 

Once the dispute is resolved, the Rose Law Firm can help prevent additional issues by preparing internal company agreements that provide an efficient process of resolving future disputes.  Although we focus on instituting innovative solutions for complex ownership transitions, we also understand when a simple buy-sell agreement is appropriate.  Our attorneys are also available to utilize their skills in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Employment and Labor Law, and Executive Compensation to help our clients prepare for their next steps, personally and professionally.  When the issues involved are complex and the future of your business hangs in the balance, seek the counsel of the experienced advisors at the Rose Law Firm.