Shareholder and Contract Disputes

Representing Shareholders in Dispute Litigation

Shareholders involved in the establishment of a privately held company are usually on the same page when it comes to the future of the business. They work together to achieve success, both operationally and financially. Money has been invested in a new company, and shareholders want to do everything they can to protect that investment.

Over time, disputes can arise. Companies that grow or businesses that struggle may have shareholders with different agendas. Accusations may be levied regarding misuse of company resources or one shareholder financially benefiting more than others.

Finding Resolutions in Shareholder and Contract Disputes

Over time, goals of shareholders change. Agendas become markedly different. Those differences often lead to serious disagreements. Some arguments can be resolved through mediation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Negotiations often involve buying the interests of a shareholder who simply wants out of the business.

More complex and contentious shareholder disputes may need to be resolved through litigation. While not ideal in terms of money and time, lawsuits are often needed for shareholders to determine their issues or go their separate ways.

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