Medical Practice Breakups and Business Divorce Litigation

business divorce litigation

We concentrate our law practice on serving healthcare industry businesses. We help physicians and other healthcare providers who face medical practice dissolution or business divorce litigation involving medical practices, joint ventures, or other healthcare business endeavors.

Atlanta Healthcare Lawyers

Our services include representation in the following types of disputes:

  • physician practice break ups
  • shareholder and partnership disputes
  • joint venture ownership disputes
  • business divorce litigation (trial and appellate levels), arbitration, mediation

In all litigation (or any type of formal dispute), we prepare the case for trial from the first day and, at the same time, thoughtfully strategize with our client about the best way to conclude the dispute quickly and minimize business risks associated with the dispute. Our Georgia and South Carolina law firm has extensive experience representing clients in business divorce litigation.

We represent clients in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; Aiken, South Carolina; and throughout Georgia and South Carolina in the Communities We Serve. Kevin Little and Lee Hamil Little are Georgia and South Carolina healthcare lawyers with extensive experience as attorneys. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, email us at info@hamillittle.com or contact us at our office nearest you.

Breaking up can be hard (and expensive) to do

Business ventures necessarily begin with trust and optimism. But unforeseen problems are a fact of life in business, and unexpected adverse circumstances or disputes can be reasons to conclude the business relationship. The need to dissolve a business relationship with a partner can derive from many circumstances, including disagreement about the direction for the business; the inability of a partner to live up to financial obligations or perform required duties; death or divorce of one partner; deadlock on material business issues; abuse or theft of financial resources of the business by a partner; breach of fiduciary duties owed by one partner to other partners; unfair competition with the business or misappropriation of a business opportunity by a partner; and many other circumstances.

A business break up that is not amicable is commonly referred to as a "business divorce," whether the owners dissolving are shareholders, legal partners, LLC members, or investors. Our law firm has extensive experience in business divorce litigation. Unfortunately, business divorce litigation is often more emotionally taxing and financially damaging than domestic divorces. Former good business partners become hostile foes, fighting about business and financial interests upon which partners are highly dependent for their livelihoods. If a business divorce is unavoidable, obtaining the objective point of view and assistance of an experienced business divorce attorney is a critical effective first step in protecting personal interests.

Kevin Little and Lee Hamil Little are Georgia and South Carolina business and healthcare lawyers who handle business divorce litigation. Our firm has represented owners of a variety of types of businesses in business divorce litigation cases, including medical practices, ambulance services, joint venture health plans, hotel franchises, restaurant franchises, retail stores, construction businesses, and automotive businesses. Proper legal steps in each business divorce dispute will vary according to the particular factual details and client objectives. To schedule a consultation, email us at info@hamillittle.com or contact us at our office nearest you.