Resolving Control Disputes In Small Business

Although control disputes can happen in any company, small businesses and start-ups are more likely to experience them due to how much more accessible the executives are. Whether a shareholder has become interested in a takeover or a former employee is reacting to their bitter termination, there are numerous reasons that could lead to conflict.

Before the conflict devolves into heated litigation, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced business lawyer who can help you plan your next steps strategically.

For over 25 years, The Mead Law Firm has been managing various small business disputes throughout Portland and all over Oregon. We know that each case is unique, and we are committed to providing personalized attention that prioritizes your goals and protects the best interests of your company.

We Will Determine The Best Approach To Move Forward

Control disputes are typically centered on a position of power being challenged. It could be that a shareholder has claimed that that the business operations are ineffective and is now threatening to take over. It could be that you and your partner are facing a disagreement, raising the question of your business's dissolution. Despite the potential grounds for conflict, there are many threats that lack support and are easily resolved. In other cases, you may be facing a complex conflict that has the potential to turn into a lawsuit.

Until it is necessary to take your case to court, we encourage using methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation, as these allow you and the opposing party to work together on the dispute under the facilitation of a neutral third party. This, in turn, can save you time and money that could have been unnecessarily spent on litigation. That being said, if the nature of your conflict does not deem ADR a suitable approach, you can rely our litigation skills and experience to fight for your business in the courtroom.

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With our guidance on your side, you will not have to worry about resolving your business disputes alone. Contact us today to secure a confidential consultation with attorney George Mead. To set up a meeting, complete our online contact form or call us at 503-214-2712 or toll free at 888-328-1440.