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Partnership disputes could threaten the health of a business

Posted by William J. Cook | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

For business owners, the idea of taking a company to greater heights by adding a partner can be an exciting concept. However, while a similar business decision could assist with the growth of a company, it may also come with its own challenges. Individuals in Florida and elsewhere who enter into such an arrangement might find it beneficial to know the issues they may face in the future, and how to handle partnership disputes should they arise.

Disagreements among business partners can arise under a multitude of circumstances. However, there are certain areas that might be more commonly debated in such agreements, such as those that pertain to finances and operations. In some cases, business partners may also disagree on certain aspects of ownership, and disputes concerning intellectual property can be intense.

Business partners may be able to avoid such disputes by setting clear terms and rules regarding each aspect of the agreement via a partnership contract. This contract may not only assist in reducing future conflict, but it could also dictate how disputes will be resolved. Unfortunately, covering every potential scenario can be an arduous task, and such contracts can be complex documents that could be subject to interpretation.

Without the necessary legal knowledge, individuals who become involved in partnership disputes may be uncertain how to protect their business interests. When facing such a dispute, a person might find it beneficial to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on his or her available options. An attorney can evaluate the situation thoroughly and provide a client in Florida with advice on the best course of action with which to proceed.

Source:, “Fighting With Your Business Partner? Resolving 3 Common Disputes“, Marci Martin, Accessed on Feb. 27, 2018

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, business transactions and counseling, and insurance. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...


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