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Small Business & Shareholder/Partnership Disputes

Small (and not so small) business are the backbone of this country’s economy.   Unfortunately, too often partners and shareholders of closely held corporations find themselves in disputes with each other or their suppliers, franchisors, or competitors.  Although the attorneys at Walston Bowlin have a long history of successfully litigating business disputes in the courtroom on behalf of our clients, we also recognize that often the best result for our client is achieved through a creative business solution to the issue at hand.

For example, the firm recently represented a 50% owner of a south Texas Chevrolet dealership in litigation with his business partner over the operation of the dealership. The firm successfully negotiated a business solution to the complex issues at hand that allowed both partners to move forward and achieve their own personal and business objectives. In addition, the firm recently provided the owners of a PODS franchise with an evaluation of their business and litigation options in a dispute with their franchisor, which ultimately aided the franchisee in negotiating a sale of the business.

Whether it is navigating the complexities of a partnership agreement, franchise documents, or the turbulent waters of shareholder oppression claims, Walston Bowlin is driven to finding the best possible solution to the complex problems facing our clients, whether that solution is found in the boardroom or the courtroom.

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