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Emerging Tech Law Series: Conflict Resolution

Interview by Jonathan Kersting

In this episode, we discuss the common conflicts faced by owners of emerging technology companies when developing and refining products and services for the marketplace, while managing investor revenue and profit expectations.

Our guest, Kevin Douglass, a shareholder in Babst Calland's Emerging Technologies Group, provides insights into how he counsels and mediates disputes between or among business owners, managers, directors, and officers.

We explore the reasons behind the conflicts, such as differences in company vision and impatient investors, and how they can be resolved more quickly through effective communication and the TALK acronym.

We also discuss how legal counsel can help by providing objective advice and analysis of the documents and issues involved. Tune in to learn how to navigate conflicts and find creative solutions that meet the objectives of all parties involved in closely-held businesses in the tech industry.