The Business Breakup: Founders Must Consider the Possibility of Divorce

Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and founders of privately held businesses can be excellent at projecting and planning for the success of their business. But in the honeymoon days of a new business, many partners are reluctant to consider what will happen if a dispute arises. To help ensure true success, however, businesses must plan for disagreements and…

WHEN TO LITIGATE OR ARBITRATE — A DECISION THAT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY

Many companies devote hours negotiating the “substantive” terms of a contract, but pay little attention to the dispute resolution clause often included among boilerplate terms at the end of the contract. This is a risky practice, since rights that were carefully bargained for may effectively be lost if the “right” dispute resolution procedure is not…