At one point or another it’s bound to happen. You’ll disagree with your partner (or partners). [Don’t have a partner? Well you will probably want to get one. Most accelerators generally “select against” solo founder startups. ]
Disagreements, however, are actually an integral part of business development. Conflict reveals new perspectives, facilitates create problem solving and ultimately drives business growth. But there’s a point at which healthy disagreements shift to bitter acrimony. This shift may be borne out of miscommunication, misunderstood expectations, or feelings of inequity over the time and effort invested in a business venture. What was considered an “equal partnership” at the start is seldom viewed as such over time – particularly in the minds of opposing partners. Without proper conflict resolution, these issues can become toxic and even result in a company’s collapse.
At Carbon Law Group, however, we seek to avoid lengthy, expensive litigation—a situation in which everyone loses. Instead, we take a “rehabilitative approach” to dispute resolution. The business world is income and profit driven. Nevertheless, companies are comprised of human beings, with very human problems. Carbon Law Group has helped countless companies find efficient resolutions to dispute that might have resulted in long and expensive litigation. Mindful of the position of all parties involved, we pursue solutions borne out of genuine compromise.