Frequently Asked Questions about Business Disputes

Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about business disputes, including issues of ownership and power, business contracts, business planning, partnership disagreements, salary disputes, and more. Check out the full list of our frequently asked questions for more information, or visit our YouTube channel to see our latest videos.

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Business Disputes

If I own 50% of the business, do I have the same power as my partner who owns the other half?

What if my business partner and I can’t agree on anything?

If my business partner and I can’t get along, can I take my portion and start my own business, or go work for the competition?

Do I have any control in the business if I own a minority interest in the business?

Do I have a right to receive a distribution of the profits in the business each year?

My partner has a larger salary and benefits than I–what can I do about it?

My partner does nothing but still gets a salary–how do I stop his salary?

I retired from the business; does the business immediately have to make a distribution to me for my interest in the business?

If I retire from the business, but am still a shareholder, what are my rights?

If a majority shareholder increases their compensation, do I have the right to increase my compensation as a minority shareholder?

The majority shareholder just sold his shares–do I have the right to get the same price for my shares and can I force that buyer to buy out my shares?

If I am a shareholder, do I have to be included in management meetings?

Will the shareholder or operating agreement solve all business problems?

How do I get access to company records if my partner won’t let me?

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Family Owned Businesses/ Privately Held Companies

How do I keep the peace at home when there’s issues at the office of my family-owned business?

Who’s in charge of the business, as opposed to who is in charge at home?

How can I structure my business to create boundaries between family members’ duties at work versus those at home?

Do I need an organizational chart for my family business?

How do I fire my child?

What happens if my family can’t get along at the office?

What if one child wants to take the business in a different direction than the parents?

Who will succeed me as CEO of the business if I can no longer act or die? How do I make a succession plan?

How do I transition the business to the next generation?

What do I do when the next generation splits into various factions?

 

 

Business Disputes

If half?

If I own 50% of the business, do I have the same power as my partner who owns the other half?

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What anything?

What if my business partner and I can’t agree on anything?

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If competition?

If my business partner and I can’t get along, can I take my portion and start my own business, or go work for the competition?

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Do business?

Do I have any control in the business if I own a minority interest in the business?

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Do year?

Do I have a right to receive a distribution of the profits in the business each year?

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My it?

My partner has a larger salary and benefits than I–what can I do about it?

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My salary?

My partner does nothing but still gets a salary–how do I stop his salary?

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I business?

I retired from the business; does the business immediately have to make a distribution to me for my interest in the business?

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If rights?

If I retire from the business, but am still a shareholder, what are my rights?

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If shareholder?

If a majority shareholder increases their compensation, do I have the right to increase my compensation as a minority shareholder?

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The shares?

The majority shareholder just sold his shares–do I have the right to get the same price for my shares and can I force that buyer to buy out my shares?

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If meetings?

If I am a shareholder in the business, do I have to be included in management meetings?

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Will problems?

Will the shareholder or operating agreement solve all business problems?

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How me?

How do I get access to company records if my partner won’t let me?

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Family Owned Businesses/ Privately Held Companies

How business?

How do I keep the peace at home when there’s issues at the office of my family-owned business?

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Who’s home?

Who’s in charge of the family business, as opposed to who is in charge at home?

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How home?

How can I structure my family business to create boundaries between family members’ duties at work versus those at home?

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Do business?

Do I need an organizational chart for my family business?

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How child?

How do I fire my child?

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What office?

What happens if my family can’t get along at the office?

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What parents?

What if one child wants to take the business in a different direction than the parents?

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Who plan?

Who will succeed me as CEO of the business if I can no longer act or die? How do I make a succession plan?

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How generation?

How do I transition the business to the next generation?

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What factions?

What do I do when the next generation splits into various factions?

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