As the economy decelerates, many businesses are finding that conflicts between shareholders and business partners that had been simmering beneath the surface for years are finally coming to a head. The previously booming economy helped to mask those problems, since there was less of a reason to act on them. As a result of recent slowdown in the overall economy, and the increase in interest rates, shareholder and partner disputes are becoming more common.
Consider that these business disputes almost always arise amongst business partners who once trusted and liked one another. Whether they are family members, or simply people who once worked together to build a company, it highlights the fact that no one is immune from becoming involved in a business dispute, partnership dispute, or shareholder dispute.