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Orange County Partnership Attorneys

Partners Michele M. Charbonneau, Gregory G. Brown & Mark M. Higuchi

Disputes among business partners are incredibly common. There may be all sorts of reasons that you are at odds with your business partner.  But, when problems escalate, it’s time to consult with an Orange County Partnership Attorney.

Common reasons that business partners may wind up in a dispute include:

  • Accusations of Breach of Fiduciary Duty (self-dealing, theft of funds, etc.)
  • Changes in one partner’s life leading to financial/economic strain (divorce, bankruptcy)
  • Differing viewpoints on how to grow or manage the business
  • Disagreements over business decisions
  • Disagreements over salaries, employee pay, financial obligations
  • Disagreements pertaining to authority in the business
  • Disputes brought on by cash-flow problems
  • Problems due to workloads amongst partners
  • Disagreements over whether to sell all or part of the business

When Do I Need to Speak with an Orange County Partnership Attorney?

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If you’ve reached an impasse with your business partner(s), it is in your best interest to speak with a Partnership Attorney as soon as possible.  Our team of Business and Partnership Attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau will help you start to identify documents that should indicate who has decision making authority or powers.  It likely also contains language about how to resolve a dispute in the business.

How Will a Partnership Attorney Help Resolve My Dispute with My Business Partner?

A Partnership Attorney will help in a number of ways.  First, our team at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP will document the disagreements in writing, analyze the causes of the dispute, while removing the emotional aspects, so that all parties can focus on the facts of the dispute.  From there, our award-winning Partnership Attorneys in Orange County will discuss all potential options.  There is frequently room for negotiations to be made, to redefine certain responsibilities.  In this case, through negotiation, problems such as unequal workloads may be redefined as to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.  In other cases, mediation may help partners at odds to each make concessions, in the best interest of moving the business forward. In other cases, the dispute may necessitate litigation, or a dissolution of the partnership.

Why Choose Brown & Charbonneau as Your Orange County Partnership Attorneys?

For more than 30 years, the Orange County Partnership Attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau have helped business partners to successfully resolve partnership disputes through savvy negotiation, dissolution of the business, or successful representation during litigation.  Our Business Partnership attorneys are trial veterans, with decades of experience in securing favorable settlements or verdicts. They are also Board Certified Trial Specialists.  With dozens of awards to our firm’s credit, Brown & Charbonneau LLP is known for meticulous attention to detail, creative strategies, frequent clear-cut communication, and most of all, delivering the results you need.

If you’re experiencing a problem with a business partner, now is the time to consult a Partnership Attorney.  Contact Brown & Charbonneau, LLP today by calling 714-406-4397 to schedule a consultation or email

About Orange County Business Attorney Gregory Brown  

Founding Partner of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, Gregory G. Brown is a premier California Business Partnership attorney and Certified Trial Specialist. Brown focuses his practice in the areas of contract actions, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases, trade secret litigation, trust litigation, commercial contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition, false advertising, shareholder derivative actions, corporate litigation, complex dissolution actions, real estate & construction, personal injury and professional liability suits. Brown is also a graduate of the internationally renowned Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Brown is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, maintains a “10/10 Superb” Avvo rating, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® each year since 2009 and has been named to the Best Lawyers annual list of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Brown has also been named to the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997.