All areas of business are fraught with potential legal disputes, ranging from straight-forward breach of contract claims to complex shareholder litigation. The Law Office of Brian M. Maul, LLC is primarily a business litigation law firm. Accordingly, this firm has extensive experience litigating the following business matters:
Breach of Contract
Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
Usurpation of Corporate Opportunity
Corporate Mismanagement/Waste and the Business Judgment Rule
Minority and Shareholder Rights
The successful resolution of partnership disputes often requires a keen assessment of numerous and complex legal principles. It is often in everyone’s best interest to work toward an amicable resolution of such disputes instead of rushing to file a law suit or dissolve a business. In many cases, it is possible to resolve disputes through negotiation and mediation. However, if a resolution of differences is not feasible under the circumstances, the Firm will guide you through your legal options, discuss the potential costs and benefits of all options, and fight for your partnership interests in the courtroom.
Business Operating Agreements/Business Sale Purchase Agreements
Although disputes can arise even in the face of unambiguous contract language, having a well-drafted Operating or Partnership Agreement can sometimes prevent disagreements or misunderstandings regarding the parties’ respective rights and responsibilities. Similarly, just as a well-drafted Operating Agreement seeks to address the rights and responsibilities between two business partners, a well-drafted Purchase Agreement can help avoid later disputes or disagreements between a seller and purchaser of a business. In addition to litigating business disputes, The Law Office of Brian M. Maul, LLC also provides business owners essential contracts and documentation necessary for smooth operation. We can help with the following:
Drafting and filing documents necessary for the Formation of a new Maryland business
Drafting business-related documents and agreements (i.e. Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements)
Drafting sale/purchase agreements of your small-to-medium sized business (and/or the purchase of another’s small-to-medium sized business)
The firm also handles a variety of employment/contractor related issues. Services range from consulting with business owners about Maryland procedures and employer requirements to litigating business disputes related to employee and contractor rights.
Implementation of Employee manuals/handbooks
Disciplining, hiring, and termination of employees/contractors