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Partnership Disputes

As a business owner, you had a plan. The plan made sense, and you partnered with someone you trusted to make it a reality. When they stopped holding up their end of the bargain, you knew that things had to change. You’ve invested too much of your life and treasure in the business to let it go to waste. When the business is caught in the middle of a dispute between partners, then the Underwood Law Firm advises clients on their full range of options.

These disputes frequently arise when the owners of the business can no longer agree on its direction, how to divide the company’s profits, or who should control the business. Generally, the parties disagree for a long time before matters eventually reach a head and a lawsuit is filed. During the period when the parties disagree, but fail to resolve the issue, one or both parties may act improperly by violating company bylaws, a contract between the parties, or through improper distributions.

These types of disputes frequently involve the intersection of a number of different areas of law. For example, many times a business’s most important asset is its real estate holding. In these instances, the dissolution and winding up of its affairs will require a partition action to provide the parties a full resolution of all of the issues.

As such, our firm starts these matters with the end in mind by focusing on the things that matter most when the matter is concluded, such as a sale of the partnership’s real estate holdings.

As such, the Underwood Law Firm pays careful attention to all of the details of the elements involved, and is able to provide effective advice to business persons who find themselves in these situations. An effective business lawyer will bring all the relevant claims to bear in ensuring that the resolution of these types of disputes to our clients satisfaction.

In many ways, these cases are like a “business divorce.” As the parties knew each other well enough to go into business together, they have long-standing relationships and deep knowledge of how the other party operates. Although the topic of the dispute may be business, these disputes often feel incredibly personal and emotional to the parties involved.

As such, it is imperative in the defense and prosecution of these cases that the lawyer on your side understands how to uncover critical facts that others may overlook, and is willing to do the hard work necessary to prevail in a highly-contested and hard-fought case.

The firm has assisted clients in all stages of business litigation from partnership and business formation agreements to buyout agreements to breach of contract claims to shareholder derivative suits. Our firm relies on the full toolset to solve your legal problems, from counseling and communication, negotiation, mediation and arbitration, deposition and discovery practice, to trial advocacy. When settlement is not an option, the firm is more than prepared to fully litigate these disputes and everything that entails.

The Underwood Law Firm counsels clients, and assists in litigation, with claims for breach of contract, business fraud, business asset theft, financial mismanagement, management operations, breach of fiduciary duty, and partnership and shareholder disputes.

Client Reviews
“We were in need of a real estate attorney. Eli Underwood provided excellent legal advice and services. He explained everything well and followed through with all important issues that needed attention. We found him to be reliable, courteous, patient and extremely professional. We highly recommend Mr. Underwood without any reservations.” I.S.
"I own a real estate investment company that operates across multiple states (California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and more), whenever I run into an issue that needs legal attention, Eli is my first call. I've been working with him for years. He is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend him." Thank you for your help Sir!" T.W.
"Mr. Underwood is a fantastic Lawyer with extraordinary ethics. He responds quickly, which is rare these days, and he is very knowledgeable in his craft. It was a pleasure working with him and we will definitely use his services in the future if needed. Thank you for your help Sir!" M.O.
"Eli took our case and controlled every hurdle put before us. I one time commented to him that he must love his job because it seemed that he was always available. When talking about my case to anyone I always bring up where, I believe, the other parties Lawyer tried to take advantage of my wife and me. Eli stopped him in his tracks. On top of it being easy to work with Eli, it was a pleasure to have had him represent us. We were in good hands." E.T
"We were in need of an attorney with considerable knowledge of real estate law and the legal issues related to property ownership. Eli Underwood went above and beyond our expectations. In keeping us abreast of our suit, his communication skills were outstanding. This talent was especially demonstrated when dealing with the apposing counsel. We feel this gave us a tremendous advantage over the opposing party that resulted in us reaching a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Eli Underwood as we found him to be an exceptional attorney." P.B.
"In our need for legal services we found Eli to be well informed and on top of our case and our needs. Our's was not an ordinary case as it was a case with many facets. It was a very convoluted case. There were multiple owners involved in a property dispute where one of the owners sued the rest of the owners with a Partition Suit. Needless to say Eli was instrumental in helping us resolve our differences and gained us a profitable sale all with good end results for all. If you hire Eli Underwood you will not be disappointed!" M.A.