If you own a business you understand that there is a complicated web of relationships between you and the myriad of relationships you have related to the business. When these relationships run amuck, you may face legal issues, and you will need an experienced attorney in your corner.
If you have been sued or are being threatened with a lawsuit, it is imperative that you have experienced legal counsel on your side. You should never respond to a letter or a lawsuit without first understanding the ramifications of that response. As you have probably heard before, what you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You need to also keep in mind that time is critical and potentially working against you. Especially if formal court proceedings have begun and you have been served with a lawsuit. If you don’t respond, you may lose the right to make your case and properly defend yourself.
As a business owner, you may run into a problem when someone you are dealing with doesn’t stick to the terms they agreed to in a contract. If left unresolved, your business could be threatened with losses or even extinction. If you have exhausted your options and are feeling frustrated, you may need to take legal action, especially if there has been a clear breach of contract. Many disputes can be resolved short of filing a lawsuit. However, even if a negotiated solution is your goal, you should always know your rights and be prepared to press your position.
Unfortunately, if you own a business with others, there's always a chance that your partnership could fall through. If you are involved in a dissolving partnership, corporation or an LLC or you are in a dispute with a fellow business owner, the attorneys at Spadea Lignana can help.
If you are at the point where you are ready to cut ties with your partners and/or other business owners, you need to be sure your rights are protected. The process isn’t an easy one, and like a couple divorcing, a business divorce can be an overly emotional process with a high level of mistrust between the parties. We have been through this process before. Our goal is to always look out for the best interest of our clients and to not allow the process to spiral out of control where only the attorneys walk away with the business assets.
Unfortunately, in many ownership disputes, the governance documents (the bylaws of a corporation or the LLC operating agreements) and non-existent or inadequate. Many entrepreneurs used online non-legal services to form their entities when they started the company and never went back and cleaned them up. When those documents get tested in a dispute, or you find yourself in a dispute without any documents, you need experienced legal counsel on your side to untie the knots, to fight for your rights and to stay cool headed and focused on the end game.
Feel free to call us (215) 525-1165 for a free initial consultation to confidentially discuss your issue. Even if you ultimately do not hire our firm, your discussion, and the fact that you even had this discussion, with one of our experienced attorneys will always remain private and confidential.