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Los Angeles Partnership Disputes Lawyer

Unfortunately the reality for many business owners in Los Angeles and throughout California is that the greatest threat to your business may not be the actions of your competitors, but rather a dispute with your business partners.  Reasons for partnership disputes often include, but not limited to:

  • Disputes over business decisions
  • Cash flow shortages
  • Economic pressures caused by a change in a partner’s “personal life”
  • The prospect of greater business success

If you are experiencing a serious dispute with your partner that is escalating and affecting your business operations, you must implement immediate measures to secure your business and the equity interests that you have worked so long and hard to create.

At Boyd Law, our experienced Los Angeles partnership dispute attorneys assist small businesses and individuals within limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships with a variety of business dispute matters.  Our Los Angeles business litigation lawyers can provide representation to start or defend litigation, as well as help you develop strategies to avoid future disagreements.

Under California law, business partners have fiduciary duties and obligations.  These fiduciary duties not only touch the business, but also outside opportunities that may be only tangentially related to the business.  It is important to understand your rights and obligations in relation to your business associates and partners.

A partnership dispute can result in lost profits and implosion of the business.  However, careful planning can prevent such disastrous outcomes.  If you are forming a partnership, or facing a dispute, contact us today to resolve the issue.  Don’t let a dispute threaten your entire business and off your investment into the business.

It is important to address issues, or potential issues, that could lead to partnership disputes as soon as possible.  It is often much more difficult and costly to try to deal with a dispute once it has arisen rather than working around the problems initially.  These could include:

  • Control of Partnership Agreement
  • Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty – many partnership disputes involve a claim of breach of fiduciary duty against one or more of the partners.  This can include breach of contract, fraud, misuse of partnership funds or misappropriation of funds or assets.
  • Misappropriation of Funds
  • Partnership Dissolution – a partnership can be completely dissolved, reworked to change the authority and ownership interest of each partner, or continued by one or more partners after a partner withdraws.
  • Divorce and Probate Disputes
  • Removal of a Partner – removing one partner from a partnership can be a complex legal matter.  Partnership agreements often dictate the terms of removal

Partnership disputes may be dealt with through alternative methods of dispute resolution such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, or via litigation.  In either case, the cost would most likely be far greater than simply preventing the causes of the dispute in the first place.

The Los Angeles business litigation attorneys at Boyd Law will conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your partnership dispute to ensure your rights are protected and you are spared from any unnecessary risk and liability.

When partnership disputes create rifts that simply cannot be repaired, sometimes the best course of action is to dissolve the partnership.  We can help you with all aspects of this process as well, making sure assets and debts are divided fairly, and your rights are protected throughout the process.

As one of Los Angeles’ most successful firms, we have earned the trust of our peers in the legal profession who often refer their clients to us.  We also form long-term relationships with our clients, who trust us to handle all of the legal issues they encounter in their lives.  If you are involved in a dispute with a business partner contact our office today at 310-777-0231 to arrange for an initial consultation.