Maryland Business Disputes and Business Divorce Attorneys
IT’S NO SECRET: THE KEY TO ALL SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS IS COMMUNICATION.
In business relationships, the guide for communication is a contract. However, disputes can arise even after a well-crafted contract is signed. Other times, parties have an imperfect contract or no contract at all.
When a dispute arises, it is important to evaluate the facts, review the applicable law, assess the risks and benefits of various types of dispute resolution, and determine the goals of all the parties. In some instances, the business relationship can be salvaged. In others, it is best for all to move on.
We focus on all the above and on resolving disputes among parties to a contract, corporate shareholders, business partners, joint ventures, and members of a limited liability company.
If a dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, we have experience litigating and arbitrating disputes before the State courts. Arbitration is a private, sometimes binding, process for resolving disputes outside of the court system. In arbitration, disputes are resolved by an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators (sometimes called “neutrals,” an “arbitral tribunal” or simply the “tribunal” or “panel”). The arbitration ends when the arbitrator or arbitrators make a decision, called an “arbitration award.”
LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
For particularly contentious business divorces, litigation or arbitration may be necessary. Litigation or arbitration tends to arise in situations where an owner has breached their contractual obligations to another owner, or where fraud or a breach of duty is involved. In those instances, formal legal proceedings may be the only option.
KIM & GRILLO LAW CAN HELP NEGOTIATE AND ADVISE ON THE FOLLOWING ASPECTS OF A BUSINESS BREAKUP:
- Purchasing, selling or dissolving your company.
- Buying-out of one or more business partners.
- Dividing your company’s assets and debts.
- Allocating your company’s intellectual property rights.
- Dealing with pre-existing contracts and clients.
- Assisting with the transition or exit of employees.
- Winding-up the company’s bank accounts and other cash reserves.
- Addressing any other concerns in the separation of owners.
- Determining whether litigation is the best option.
Whether you are looking for help negotiating your business dispute, or would like a business divorce, the experienced business attorneys at Kim & Grillo Law can guide you through the process. Our firm helps individuals and businesses in various industries navigate the labyrinth of business disputes and divorces.