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Partnerships & Shareholder Disputes Lawyers Maryland

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Partnerships & Shareholder Disputes Lawyers Maryland

In any partnership or corporation, conflicts are bound to arise at some point between shareholders or partners. Although a majority of conflicts will be resolved amongst those involved, some might be related to the operation of the business or present an intractable difference that is unable to be settled. In a situation like these, a partnership and shareholder disputes lawyer in Maryland may be able to help avoid protracted litigation – when possible. 

Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

Disputes can arise during any point of a business operation. Some might begin in the early days of its formation. Others might occur during the dissolution of the business. As a Maryland law firm for  partnership shareholder disputes, we have handled matters including those related to:

  • Partnership or shareholder agreements
  • The issuance of shares
  • Capital contributions by shareholders or partners
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Trade secret agreements
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Employment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Dissolution agreements

Dispute Resolution Services

Litigation is often very costly and time-consuming. In general, it is only recommended when a resolution appears to be unattainable any other way. When litigation occurs, the documents within the lawsuit are typically made public. This means that the litigation might expose sensitive details regarding the company, and subject it to public scrutiny. Our partnership and shareholder disputes lawyers Maryland businesses trust will likely recommend alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This allows anyone involved in the dispute to seek an amicable resolution through private ADR sessions. 

Arbitration is one of the most common methods of ADR and is similar to a trial, but is kept private. Arbitration is conducted by a neutral arbitrator who is certified in dispute resolution. Each disputing party’s partnership and shareholder disputes lawyer in Maryland may also be there. 

Mediation is another form of ADR and involves a trained, neutral mediator who will attempt to reach a settlement. Mediation is less formal than arbitration. 

Litigation will likely occur when a settlement cannot be met through negotiation or arbitration. Litigation requires a very careful approach that should only be overseen by a qualified  partnership and shareholder disputes law firm. At this time, emotions may run high, and without proper guidance, the conflict can escalate. 

Emergency Dispute  Relief

Some disputes call for a rapid response, and one that is faster than the traditional process. If you are in need of emergency dispute resolution or litigation assistance, please talk with our  Maryland partnership and shareholder disputes lawyers. We have helped clients when they needed, for example, to stop a party from taking a certain action, or when they were anticipating a lawsuit and wanted to take legal action first. 

Brown Kiely LLP Is On Your Side

Disputes among the owners of a business come in many shapes and forms, and often depend on the type of business entity involved. Whether the business is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company (LLC) or some other form, our attorneys have vast experience counseling clients on their rights and obligations, as well as in litigating disputes that cannot be resolved.

If you are involved in a dispute, and are ready to take action, please call a  partnership shareholder disputes law firm, such as Brown Kiely LLP, now. We have years of dispute resolution and litigation experience, and have handled cases involving a large number of industries. Don’t let a dispute cause turmoil in your company. Call  Brown Kiely LLP to speak with one of our partnership and shareholder disputes lawyers in Maryland today.