Strategies For Mediating Business Ownership Disputes

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 1:41 PM EDT) -- Business ownership disputes can be resolved through specific mediation strategies that have proven successful. Such disputes typically involve shareholders in closely held corporations, members of limited liability companies or joint ventures.

These “revealed truths” that have emerged from seeing what generally works and what generally does not work — in other words, through the time-tested process of trial and error.

Recognize that Emotion and Hostility are Part of the Process

Many lawyers and judges have compared these kinds of “business ownership” disputes to a spousal divorce....
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