Business Partnership Disputes

Business Divorces

At Thomas Law, we know that starting a business with someone is a little like getting married. And just like some marriages end in divorce, some business partnerships can go awry. We have successfully resolved business disputes for our clients across many industries including:
  • Medical and dental practices
  • Law firms
  • Accounting and financial planning firms
  • Recruiting firms
  • Private schools and tutoring companies
  • Car dealerships
  • Assisted living facilities
  • IT companies
  • Restaurants
  • Beauty industry companies
  • Construction companies
  • Product suppliers and distributors

Family-run or small businesses

We know that owning a family-run or small business can complicate matters. We find that partnership disputes usually are centered around the role that each partner plays within the business or the manner in which the partners are treating each other in the operation of the business. Our attorneys can help assist you with valuing, and then buying or selling an interest in your business, or if you are unsure what the next step is we can help you unpack the future path of your company. We can also help you address wrongdoing by your business partner though court, mediation, or outside of court negotiations.

We have a specialized legal team that will be supporting you through the entire process so that you can focus on your business and put the past behind you.

We provide full-scale services that include:

  • Review and analysis of operating agreements, shareholder agreements, or other contracts related to the business operation and partners’ responsibilities
  • Mediation or settlement services
  • Litigation of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion (civil theft), tortious interference with contract, defamation, malicious prosecution, and trademark or copyright infringement claims
  • Valuation framework
  • Buy/sell agreement drafting and negotiation

Related Posts

Here’s How D.C.’s New Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Goes Farther Than Similar Bans

Here’s What’s Happening to Strained Business Partners During the Pandemic

The Pandemic Shows Why Mandatory Mediation May Be the Future for Business Disputes

Let's Work Together

Have a problem? Not sure where to start? Contact us for a consultation or check out our free resource page to learn more about your particular legal issue.

Let’s work together to achieve your small business goals.