The Law Office of William G. Hanson is your go-to legal resource to guide you through your business-related dispute. Below, you’ll find information on some of the most common types of disputes we handle. This is not a comprehensive list.
Many entrepreneurs and other business professionals fall prey to “handshake agreements” — meaning they go into business with a trusted friend or relative, or in some cases someone they barely know, and fail to set up a clear, written contract. This can lead to complications, sometimes serious complications, should a dispute arise.
Partnership disputes vary from case to case because business partners can disagree on just about anything regarding their business. The Law Office of William G. Hanson has handled countless disputes of the partnership nature, ranging from the simple to the highly complex.
A well written contract can do wonderful things to help the parties understand their respective rights and liabilities but even the best of contracts is no guarantee that disputes won’t arise. Most disputes can be resolved, often without either side needing to bring in a lawyer. Our services include counseling and advising businesses and individuals behind the scenes when warranted. Often, we are able to avoid suit entirely by creating new terms to an agreement that both sides prefer over the expense and inconvenience of litigation. Where ever practical, we prefer to work toward resolution by doing those things that are least costly first. We understand the stress and pressure that litigation can put on a business or a family. We strive for success and to make the process as cost-effective as possible. Whether you’ve been accused of breaking a contract, or you’re on the other side of the dispute, we have extensive experience in finding resolutions.
In either scenario, we are prepared to negotiate, advocate, mediate, arbitrate, or litigate as necessary to obtain a successful result and will do so until a resolution by settlement or judgment or verdict has been reached.