How Do We Reach Resolution to a Business Partnership Dispute?My approach is unique and cost-effective. I believe it's better to avoid the fight and work it out rather than step in the ring and hope for a win.
Nothing Beats the Feeling When the Tension Goes Away
But How Do We Do It?
You don’t have to live with the stress and tension of being in a broken partnership. There is a way to fix the problem and relieve the stress. Face it, it is miserable to work in your own business when you feel your partner is taking advantage of you. Let’s fix it. Save the money and the tension that comes with a legal battle. We can work it out and save the business from a disastrous fracture. Together, we can achieve a business partnership resolution for you that your partner(s) will accept.
Here’s the process in a nutshell:
We start with a conversation. Help me understand your problem. All business problems are different. The better I understand your issues, the more helpful I can be.
Next, I have a conversation with your business partner(s). They have a point of view as well. I need to understand the dynamics. Because I am not a lawyer, nobody has to feel threatened or defensive. I don’t look for fault, I look for ways to preserve the business (that’s first priority!) and bring a peaceful solution to your conflict.
Once I’ve heard from all parties, we sit down for a meeting to discuss proposals for resolving the problems. No actions are imposed on anyone. My job is to find mutually agreeable solutions. I will give you lots of ideas to resolve the problem once and for all. When we’ve reached agreement, we draft a resolution for the company’s records or have the company attorney (or a business attorney) draft any necessary documents. Sometimes the problems can be resolved by drafting a new partnership agreement. We can work out acceptable terms for a buyout if that’s the best option.
Once there is agreement on a course of action, I help you implement the solution and keep things calm. I can help coordinate the outcome with your attorney and/or CPA.
Remember, I am on the side of the business. I want your business to succeed so that you succeed. A business torn apart by dispute is of no value to anyone.
The goal is to resolve the situation without having to enter a court battle. Why risk losing when you can avoid the fight completely?
I have worked through some very tense situations and reached peaceful solutions. Just think about how good it will feel to have that tension gone for good.
I haven’t seen a situation yet that couldn’t be solved peacefully without the expense and tension of going to court. Rather than pay thousands of dollars to have a decision imposed, why not work through the issue with my style of mediation? You’ll save money and reach an agreeable solution.
All work is fully confidential from the first moment of contact. Every new client relationship begins with a series of free consultations with all parties. It's important to me that we all feel good about working together before we start. I need to understand what you want. You need to feel confident that my style is suitable to you.
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Clients who have worked with lawyers, counselors, consultants, and coaches often tell me that my business mediation service is the best and least expensive way to fix a partnership.
— Chris Reich, Business Mediator