Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

Operating a business poses many challenges. Increasing revenues, lowering costs, and enhancing efficiencies are but a few of the more daunting tasks businesses face each day. Perhaps equally stressful to a business, however, is how to manage the many voices, ideas, and visions stakeholders in the business have on how the business should be run; and what to do when certain individuals or constituent groups within the business are intractably aligned against other individuals or groups in the business.

We have decades of experience representing different interest-holders in many business entities in a wide variety of shareholder and partnership disputes, including:

  • Shareholder disputes against owners or managers
  • Officer and Director malfeasance
  • Corporate deadlock disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty and self-dealing
  • Misappropriation of corporate assets
  • Minority owner oppression
  • Failure to pay scheduled distributions or investment returns
  • Business partition
  • Partnership liquidation

Before commencing litigation, we typically seek out ways in which minority voices can effectively be heard or partnership deadlocks can be resolved in a minimum amount of time. If those efforts are unsuccessful, we initiate litigation in an appropriate forum with strong advocacy for our client while our goal remains resolving the dispute, not increasing the rancor between the parties. And if the dispute advances all the way to trial, we are prepared with a team of trial attorneys ready to present compelling and convincing arguments to enforce our client’s rights and recover for our client all sums rightfully due to the client. As with everything we do on a pure contingency-fee basis, if we are not able to obtain for our client compensation for his/her/its claim, we do not get paid a fee for our services no matter how much time we put into a client’s case and how much effort we expend on the client’s behalf.

We believe in what we do. We don’t take shortcuts. And we fight vigorously for our clients’ interests at every stage of the proceedings.

If you are concerned about your rights and interests in a shareholder or partnership dispute, contact us for a no fee, no obligation consultation; and we can discuss with you your options in protecting your interests and potentially prosecuting your claim.