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Resolving Disputes Among Business Partners

When you go into business with someone, visions of making money and building a future are usually primary. But a dispute with other shareholders can leave you highly vulnerable.

At Chodos & Associates, our law firm can protect your interests in any type of shareholder or partnership dispute. Using decades of experience, we will guide you confidently in reaching an effective resolution.

Call 310-203-3888 to discuss your specific situation with an experienced lawyer. From our office in Los Angeles, we serve clients throughout Southern California.

What Has Happened To Your Business Relationship?

Small businesses are based on relationships, and relationships can be fragile. Disputes about ownership, the division of profits or control of day-to-day decisions can easily occur — and need to be addressed to keep the business viable.

Our law firm approaches this task with an open mind and proven skill in seeking the resolution that makes the most sense for your circumstances. The possible scenarios include:

  • Reconciling the parties If the dispute with your partner or fellow shareholder is relatively manageable, it may be possible to reconcile the relationship. We can help you approach the other party to that end, seeking a resolution in your interest.
  • Alternative dispute resolution Mediation and arbitration are generally efficient and cost-effective ways to take care of business disputes. Our law firm knows how to use these alternative procedures effectively.
  • Negotiation Negotiating a settlement works best when both parties are upfront about the strengths and weaknesses of their positions. We will make sure to pursue only outcomes that work well for you.
  • Traditional litigation Some cases simply have to be litigated. Our firm has the skills to protect your position in litigation and go to trial if necessary, if that is the best way to achieve your goals.

In cases where you have worked closely with someone, a dispute can seem like a "business divorce" — even if the business isn't a family business. Our law firm will make sure you understand your rights, options and make informed decisions about moving forward.

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1880 Century Park East
Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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