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When Co-Owners No Longer Want To Do Business Together

Some business relationships are doomed from the beginning. Other partners get along fine for years and years – until one day they don’t. Whatever the circumstances, partnership disputes tend to be complex and escalate quickly. At the first sign of trouble, you should seek experienced legal counsel.

Cincinnati attorney Rick DeBlasis has four decades of practice in business and commercial litigation, including high-stakes partnerships and shareholder disputes. He will take swift action to protect your business, legal and financial interests and to guide you through the messy resolution of going your separate ways. DeBlasis Law Firm, LLC, handles business disputes in Ohio and Kentucky.

Partnership Disputes And Shareholder Litigation

We have represented 50-50 business partners, members of professional associations, minority shareholders and investors, and siblings who inherited a family business. All these scenarios have certain issues in common, but every case is unique. The roles and power dynamics. The financial stakes. The implications for the business entity. With 40-plus years of experience in negotiations and courtrooms, Rick DeBlasis is well equipped for these disputes. He will take the time to understand your story and devise the best plan of action.

We have experience with all facets that may arise in partner and shareholder disputes, including:

  • Negotiated buyouts of a partner or minority owner
  • Dissolution of the business and/or liquidation of business assets
  • Minority shareholder lawsuits (plaintiff or defense)
  • Injunctive relief and restraining orders
  • Judgments to attach business equipment
  • Actions to recover embezzled funds
  • Enforcement or litigation of noncompete agreements
  • Tortious interference with client relationships
  • Mandatory arbitration (and challenges to arbitration clauses)

The Right Experience On Your Side

Rick DeBlasis is an AV-rated* trial lawyer who can see where a case is headed and advise accordingly. He came up in the legal profession in an era when disputes were resolved in court, so he is always prepared to litigate. But he understands that the expense and result must make business sense and that many partnership disputes can be resolved in a practical (if not necessarily amicable) manner out of court.

Contact DeBlasis Law Firm, LLC, in Cincinnati at 513-540-1024 to arrange a consultation or use our online form to give a few details about your situation, and Mr. DeBlasis will be in touch soon. We practice in the state and federal courts of both Ohio and Kentucky.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.