Running a business is both exhausting and exhilarating. Between making sure that operations are running smoothly, that employees are in place and trained to do their jobs and arranging for everything needed to meet goals and earn a profit, it’s a wonder that anything gets done. When you add business disputes to the everyday challenges, it can be tempting to walk away entirely, but by enlisting the help of an experienced business attorney, these types of disputes can be dispatched while you continue to focus on what you do best.
While everybody thinks that their problems are unique, the truth is that the issues at the heart of business disputes tend to be variations on the same theme no matter what the entity’s size, industry or other variables. The most common types of business dispute are:
- Business-to-Business Disputes – These are usually arguments about the conduct of one business for which another business has a complaint, usually about an infringement of rights Examples would include intellectual property claims such as copyright violations or trademark infringement, unfair trade practices, professional misconduct or unlawful interference.
- Employment Disputes – These business disputes can involve wage or benefits issues, charges of unfair dismissal, disputes over representation, and cases involving discrimination or harassment.
- Partnership Disputes – All too often the partners that initially created or led a business find themselves jostling for leadership roles or disagreeing about hiring practices or the entity’s future direction. Sometimes partnership disputes have to do with the business’s finances or about compensation.
- Breach of Contract/Financial Agreements – Finally, every business has both suppliers and customers with whom a variety of types of contracts are crafted and agreed to. When one side of a contract is accused of failure to uphold their end of a legally binding agreement, the issue either needs to be negotiated or pursued in a court of law.
It is always worthwhile to try to resolve a business dispute on your own, but if you find that you’re not making progress and are spending more time focusing on the issue than on doing what’s best to keep your organization operating, it’s time to bring in a professional. Contact our experienced business dispute attorneys today to learn more about how we can help.