Wichita Business Disputes Lawyer
Disputes are an inevitable part of running a business. They can arise from many situations, such as contract disputes, employment disputes, partnership disputes, or disputes with customers or suppliers. A business dispute can have serious consequences for a small business, including damage to its reputation, financial loss, and legal liability.
Those consequences are why small businesses need to have access to legal representation to help them navigate through these disputes. If your business is in a dispute, call us today at (316) 252-2291 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our seasoned team of Davis Business Law Wichita attorneys wants to help you successfully navigate your dispute and obtain the best outcome for your business.
Common Business Disputes
Common types of business disputes include the areas of:
- Intellectual property
- Buying or selling the business, or a stake in the business
- Tenant/landlord relations
- Disputes between partners
Business Disputes & Litigation
We find that either misunderstandings or malfeasance cause most business disputes. For misunderstandings, the reason is often the result of either no written agreement between the parties or a poorly written agreement. Many of the business disputes our Wichita attorneys help with fall into that category.
Take a look at the following examples in which the lack of a clear written contract caused misunderstandings leading to litigation:
- Employment – an employee sues an employer for not receiving an expected bonus. Instead of putting the bonus structure into an employment agreement, they allegedly verbally agreed on it.
- Contract – On a construction job, the client asks the contractor to make changes or additions on the fly. They never discuss the specific price, the changes are never reduced to writing, the only contract is an unsigned invoice, and the client refuses to pay all the money due for the work.
- Intellectual property – Several partners go into business together and one of them creates a logo, invention, or idea after they form the partnership. When the partnership dissolves, the partner who created the idea says he owns it and begins using it for a new company.
- Buying or selling the business, or a stake in the business – The client buys a business that includes a fleet of vehicles or heavy machinery. The seller tells the buyer the vehicles or machinery are in good condition and the buyer takes their word and does not have them inspected. After the sale, the buyer sees many are in poor condition and the sale agreement does not discuss who should pay for repairs or if it should void the sale.
- Tenant/landlord relations – The commercial air conditioning unit in a leased space breaks. The tenant and landlord use a contract from the internet. It does not describe who should pay to replace the air conditioner.
- Disputes between partners – Friends create a car repair LLC and do not prepare an operating agreement. They verbally agree to each own 33%, but one friend puts in much more money. She believes she should have more voting power, but she keeps getting out-voted by the other two members.
- Insurance – The client believed she had adequate insurance but never had an attorney review her policy. An employee who had access to a customer’s home allegedly stole from the customer. The insurance company denied coverage, calling it an intentional act.
Whether a business is a plaintiff or the defendant, the situations above, and many others like them, cause disputes that distract business owners from their core mission – running and growing their business.
Protecting Your Interests In A Business Dispute
Legal Expertise – Davis Business Law’s business dispute attorneys have specialized knowledge and experience in handling business disputes. They understand the legal landscape and can provide expert guidance. They can help you understand the legal issues involved in the dispute, assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and provide you with advice on how to proceed. Their legal expertise can help you make informed decisions and increase your chances of a successful outcome.
Objective Assessment – In a dispute, emotions can run high, and it can be challenging to remain objective. A business dispute attorney can provide an objective assessment of the situation, helping you see the dispute from a different perspective. They can identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case and provide you with an honest opinion on the likelihood of success. An objective assessment can help you avoid making emotional decisions that could harm your business in the long run.
Negotiations – Many disputes can be resolved through negotiation. Our Wichita business dispute attorneys can help you negotiate a settlement that is fair and reasonable. They can use their negotiation skills to help you achieve the best possible outcome. They can also help you understand your options and the potential consequences of each option. With a skilled negotiator on your side, you may be able to avoid a costly and time-consuming legal battle.
Litigation Experience – Sometimes, disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, and litigation becomes necessary. Davis Business Law’s seasoned attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate the litigation process. They can represent your business in court and help you build a strong case. They can also help you understand the potential outcomes of litigation and the risks involved. With a skilled litigator on your side, you can feel confident that your case is in good hands.
Protecting Your Business – Business disputes can be costly and time-consuming, and they can have serious consequences for your business. Our business dispute attorneys can help you protect your business’s interests by mitigating the damage caused by the dispute. We can help you identify potential risks and take steps to protect your business’s reputation and financial well-being. We can also help you understand the legal obligations and requirements of your business during the dispute.
Peace of Mind – When you face a business dispute, it can be stressful and overwhelming. Our business dispute attorneys can provide you with peace of mind by handling the legal aspects of the dispute for you. We can handle the negotiations, paperwork, and other legal requirements, leaving you free to focus on running your business. Knowing that you have a skilled attorney on your side can help you feel confident and secure during a challenging time.
Cost-Effective Solution – Many small businesses are concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney. However, our business dispute attorneys can be a cost-effective solution for resolving a dispute. We can help you avoid costly mistakes and can negotiate a settlement that is fair and reasonable. We can also help you avoid the cost of a lengthy and expensive legal battle by resolving the dispute through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
If you are engaged in a business dispute, we stand ready to help guide your business through it. Call us today at (316) 252-2291 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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Meet Our Wichita Business Lawyers
John Sill, Esq.
Derek I. Grimes, Esq.
Jared Marsh, Esq.
151 S Whittier St
Wichita, KS 67207
Davis Business Law
Wichita, KS 67207