Partnership Disputes and Corporate Breakups
When the relationship between the owners of a closely held business becomes stressed or fractured, our litigation team’s primary objective is to protect our client’s investment of time, effort and capital into the privately held business.
Our experience with the laws and operations of closely held enterprises is highly developed. We especially pride ourselves in possessing the judgment, patience and candor required to navigate the personal conflicts inherent in business breakups. We exploit every opportunity to attempt to avoid the cost and distraction posed by litigation through thoughtful negotiation and alternate forms of dispute resolution. To this end, our reputation as aggressive courtroom advocates adds significant leverage to our client’s position at the bargaining table, especially should litigation become unavoidable.
Our litigation team represents clients in a wide range of proceedings and other disputes, such as:
- Judicial dissolution proceedings
- Dissenting shareholder proceedings
- Oppressed minority shareholder actions
- Shareholder or director deadlock
- Books and records proceedings
- Lock outs and freeze outs
- Expulsion of LLC partners
- Valuation proceedings
- Negotiated buyouts
A comprehensive understanding of the financial and operational posture of the company is essential for a speedy and fair resolution of any litigation or dispute between the principals. Consummate business litigators, we lead clients through exhaustive and exacting appraisals of their enterprise to secure every advantage in buy-outs and similar transactions, and to maximize the likelihood of success in litigation. Based upon the strength of our firm’s core transactional practices, we are also able to offer insight into our clients’ real estate and investment management businesses.