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The essentials of a business partnership agreement

When a business disputes arises between partners, it’s often the result of insufficient discussion from the onset. Before you go into business with someone, it’s important to get on the same page about all of the implications of the business relationship—now and in the future. You probably won’t go into business with someone expecting trouble, but anticipating any hypothetical hurdles can be a valuable step in avoiding conflict further down the line.

Is a handwritten agreement a legally binding business contract?

You probably know that if you sign a business contract with a partner company, you’re legally obligated to abide by its terms. But what if you and your business partner agree to certain conditions over lunch, and you draft an informal agreement together on your notepad? Can this type of agreement be legally binding?

How to create an enforceable non-compete agreement in Ohio

An employer in any industry has the right to require their employees to sign a non-compete agreement—a contract in which the employee promises not to work in competition with the employer, in the event that the employee leaves the company.

Can you be held liable when your business partner commits a tort?

There are often questions surrounding liability in various types of business partnership. Today, we’ll examine a common partnership known as a limited liability company (LLC). If you start up an LLC and one of your partners commits wrongdoing, could you be on the hook for it? To answer this question, let’s use an example scenario:

3 options for resolving your business dispute

If you own a business, then you might already know that disputes regarding your business can and do arise. These disputes might involve partners, employees, clients or even a landlord, and they can stem from arguments over contract terms and fulfillment, personal rights, theft or other types of misconduct.

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