It doesn’t matter whether you’re a small mom-and-pop store or an international behemoth, if you’re in business, you’ll eventually face a business dispute. It’s part of the “deal” that one makes when they decide to get into the industry. Everyone dreams about the ideal company– happy customers, happy employees, no one quits, and no one has any complaints. Yet, that will always remain a dream, for the reality is that there are too many moving parts in business to avoid the issues that will inevitably arise. Between competitors, current employees, disgruntled former employees, you name it, someone is going to get upset. Oftentimes, when one is dealing with a dispute, they can become frustrated and make irrational decisions. This is a crucial reason why no one should go into a business dispute on their own. Unless you’re a corporate litigation attorney, you will only be putting your company at risk. Although Valente Law guarantees you won’t be alone, it’s important to have a little knowledge about the most common types of business disputes that you might encounter.
There are many issues that can constitute an employment dispute. Discrimination based on age, sex, race, or any other form of discrimination is very common in business. Similarly, some disputes are grounded in disagreements about salary or an unfair dismissal. One thing is for sure, if your company has employees, you’re likely to find yourself in an employment dispute at some point. It is important to have legal representation that understands how the industry works. A great lawyer must understand the motivations from both sides, and be able to predict and achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
Breach of Contract/Financial Agreements
When a business contract is agreed upon, the parties involved are generally optimistic about the outcome. Even through negotiations and compromise, once a contract is signed it is assumed that those involved will follow the terms laid out. This is not always the case. In fact, a breach of contract is one of the most common disputes in the business realm. Failure to act or a direct violation of the agreement calls for immediate legal involvement if the dispute is not manageable through professional mediation.
Along with breach of contract disputes, no one ever goes into business with a partner planning for the whole thing to crash and burn. Yet, the world is a strange and unpredictable place that loves to throw a curveball at you every now and again no matter how well-prepared you are. If two partners differ on a strategy, have a change in leadership, or are suffering from financial distress, a rift can form that is unable to be mended. In times of a partnership dispute, emotions can run high and outside legal assistance can prevent these issues from devolving into an even worse situation.
For 29 years, Charles Valente has been representing clients big and small, and his primary focus has been representing businesses and their owners. More than 95 percent of all business disputes end up in a settlement, so it is important to have the right people on your side. Valente Law is dedicated to achieving the best result for its clients, and the track record proves it. If you’re involved in a business dispute, contact Charles Valente today to benefit from his legal prowess.