Experienced Guidance For Partnerships And Investors
From offices in downtown Chicago, Jordan & Zito attorneys have been helping business investors and operating partners in Illinois succeed for more than a quarter-century. Whether you are considering starting a business with a partner or group of shareholders, are growing your business through a merger or are involved in a shareholder dispute or litigation, you can trust us to work toward an efficient, cost-effective outcome.
Our attorneys understand the complexities of partnership and investor law, including the issues that can result in a business breakup, departure of a key operating partner or sale of a business. We have worked many of the largest closely held private corporations with operating facilities throughout Illinois and across the country. We have also worked with small startup operations with two owners who suddenly realize they are not on the same page regarding growth, operations or investment needs.
We Work To Resolve Your Partnership Agreement Dispute Quickly
We know that every partnership or shareholder dispute is as unique as the business model they created. That’s why we work hand-in-hand with our clients, starting by listening to discover the foundation of the problem. As we investigate and build a strategy for successful resolution, however, we also develop a backup strategy, in the event legal issues — or emotions — get in the way.
We never forget that businesses are run by people. Individuals often look at the same issue from different perspectives. That’s what makes many business partnerships successful. But emotions often play a key role, as well. We listen and get to the heart of the investor dispute, then move quickly to find a solution in the most cost-effective way possible. Always, our goal is to help you get back to doing what you do best — operating a successful business.
Our experience includes business breakup litigation and investment partnership disputes related to issues such as:
- Noncompete agreements and work product
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Debt restructuring and decisions to file bankruptcy
- Shareholder liability for tax and accounting fraud
- Disputes regarding growth and investment
- Operating policies