Directors, officers and owners of a business contribute to its growth and development. In closely held businesses, the roles of partners, members of limited liability companies and corporate shareholders implicate special fiduciary duties. When disputes arise among these key players, it is often imperative to resolve or eliminate differences quickly and effectively to minimize impact on the core mission of the enterprise.
Our lawyers have decades of experience handling differences that arise among shareholders, directors and officers of private, closely held companies with revenues ranging from several million to hundreds of millions of dollars. Cases we handle can involve dissolution of partnerships, claims of mismanagement by corporate leaders, removal of individual partners, disputes regarding fiduciary responsibility or decision-making, and response to assertions by shareholders regarding disclosures or other alleged infringement of their rights.
Disputes we advise on include:
Clients turn to us as trusted advisors on governance and shareholder cases because of our ability to compile the facts and analyze them in the context of strategic implications for the business. We appreciate how disputes among key stakeholders can create significant business disruption or raise uncertainty in the minds of employees, customers, suppliers and other shareholders or investors.
We quickly identify key issues and develop a resolution strategy that protects financial interests, restricts future liability, avoids reputational damage and preserves overall business value.