Board Services

Board Dispute Resolution

Board Disputes: Moving toward a stronger board

Don’t let board disputes slow your business down. Disputes and disagreements are common in the board room, particularly in family-run businesses, and it can be difficult to resolve them from within the business.

Our dispute resolution services give you an outside perspective, so you can move toward a solution that works for everyone. Mediation, troubleshooting advice, and conflict resolution can help resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

It’s about expert advice and practical solutions to help your business move forward with a strong, united board.

Situations Causing Conflicts within Boards

  • Transitional periods, such as those following a merger or acquisition in which a significant group of new directors has joined the board
  • Lack of concurrence on the role of the board or its committees versus management’s role
  • A new CEO who has trouble building relationships with the board or certain directors
  • Disagreement or dissatisfaction with content and conduct of meetings
  • A difficult period for a company stemming from adverse publicity, poor earnings, stock performance, ethical lapses, or executive misconduct
  • New long-term strategies
  • Poorly performing directors
  • Board dissatisfaction with CEO or other senior management performance
  • Director engagement with corporate constituencies such as shareholders, communities, or employees.

Benefits of Board Dispute Resolution

Disputes between shareholders and/or directors within a limited company require special skills to resolve.
It is rather like family mediation but often with more than two spouses.  These disputes can be very damaging to the financial and trading well-being of the companies themselves. This is particularly so when the Board and shareholding is split evenly, thus often placing the company in a stalemate situation in which no one can make corporate decisions without the support of those with whom they are in dispute. The interests of the company itself is often overlooked as people fight to protect their own personal interests.  For most companies, resolving the situation  is more difficult because they failed to enter into a Shareholders Agreement or have one that is poorly written.

Board Dynamics assists directors and shareholders to resolve their disputes in a much faster and less costly fashion than by pursuing legal remedies through the courts or simply arguing or, worse, not speaking to each other.

 

Dispute Resolution is flexible and allows the parties to control both the process and the outcome of the dispute. The parties own their dispute and own the solution. One important aspect of mediation is that liability doesn’t have to be admitted to reach a settlement.

Services Offered By Board Dynamics

Board Establishment

Build the right board from the start, so your business grows now and into the future.

Board Evaluation

Understand your strengths, mitigate your risks, and focus on growth.

Board Appointment

Keep your board at the cutting edge with next generation directors.

Dispute Resolution

Learn about our mediation, troubleshooting, and conflict resolution services for your board.