Managing Relationships Between Business Owners

People undertake business ventures together with much optimism and the best of intentions. Sometimes, however, relationships between partners, members of an LLC or shareholders of a corporation can sour. One owner wishes to move the company in one direction and another does not. Disagreements between owners can strain their personal relationships and threaten the continued viability of the company itself.

At A. Schancupp & Associates, L.L.C., we represent business owners in Essex County, Morris County and throughout New Jersey. We do our best to bring owners together to reach positive, peaceful resolutions whenever possible. Our approach emphasizes creative problem-solving and pragmatism, with the hope that your company can continue to operate and continue benefiting you, your employees and your community.

At the same time, our lawyers recognize that some situations cannot be salvaged and the company must therefore dissolve, a buyout may be necessary or litigation may become the only option. In those situations, you can rely on our decades of dispute resolution and trial experience to protect your rights and your future.

Seeking Resolution to All Types of Business Owner Disputes

Under the leadership of Essex County attorney Arnold Schancupp, we represent clients who need to initiate legal action to protect their interests and we defend clients who need to respond to allegations of misconduct. We seek to understand each client’s goals and priorities. Then, we develop strategies designed to achieve a positive resolution to the problem facing your equity group:

  • Shareholder oppression
  • Partner/member/shareholder disputes
  • Conflict of interest
  • Breach of the duty of loyalty and the duty of good faith and fair dealing
  • Misappropriating corporate opportunities
  • Disputes over capital contributions or who has title to certain assets
  • Problems stemming from the departure of an owner
  • Issues arising after a merger or acquisition
  • Violation of nondisclosure or noncompete agreements

Should you choose A. Schancupp & Associates, L.L.C., to help resolve your business dispute, you can be confident in our ability to get the job done. Arnold Schancupp has decades of experience in New Jersey corporate law and has earned an AV Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available and a testament to his legal ability and commitment to client service.