Partnership Disputes

At Baratta, Russell and Baratta, we act as trusted advisors to our many clients who own medium and small sized businesses. In this regard, we know the best way to avoid a dispute amongst the partners is to prepare the appropriate agreements before the dispute. These documents, which may include Partnership Agreements, Buy/Sell Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, etc. guide our clients to handle the many issues that may arise many years down the line, such as the disability or death of a partner, the termination of the employment relationship or the departure of a partner who attempts to establish a competing business.

Many times our clients do not have such agreements in place and, even if they do, the agreements may be disregarded or may be silent as to the particular issue that causes a problem. At these times, it is important to have experienced and aggressive litigators, like the lawyers at Baratta, Russell and Baratta, to protect the business assets our clients have worked so hard to create.

Partnership disputes are complicated and often require extensive litigation. These disputes often require swift and aggressive action to seek Court intervention to prevent the dissipation of company assets or the taking of customers. A Preliminary or Permanent Injunction may be necessary to prevent such loss.

Once getting the Courts to act to prevent irreparable harm, action may be necessary to seek economic redress for the harm already caused. These actions may take the form of claims for Breach of Contract, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Confidential and Proprietary Information, Tortious Interference with Contractual Relationships, Breach of Fiduciary Duty or Conversion of Company Property.

When your company is embroiled in a partnership dispute, you’ll want the aggressive advocates at Baratta, Russell and Baratta in your corner.