Business Resolutions

Over the last several years we have been asked to mediate and assist in resolving numerous family business and partnership disputes. Quite often we note that the initial stumbling block for resolution centers on a misunderstanding or disagreement of value. Once agreement is reached on approaches to value, then, the real work begins to bring both sides together on the remaining important issues.

As a simple example, we note the increased conflict that can arise as an initial business expands over time with additional family members. Quite often the business model cannot sustain the allocation of earnings to more and more family members.

Our business resolution experience includes:

  • Developing exit strategies for business owners with children involved in the business.
  • Developing a fair approach for siblings and business partners to purchase the shares from one another.
  • Assisting in the sale of business which has been left to family members through an estate.
  • Assisting in the preparation of a code of conduct (shareholders agreement) for business partners as well as family members.

Email Norman Seawright, CA at to set up a no cost introductory meeting to discuss your particular business resolution issues. We are expert consultants who work closely with our clients to ensure a successful transition process for their business.