Protecting Businesses And Individuals In Shareholder Disputes
A dispute among shareholders can derail a business. When disputes of this kind arise, it is critical to find the resolution quickly and efficiently while protecting your business interests.
At Freedman & Grinshpun, PC, our lawyers are experienced at finding favorable resolutions to shareholder disputes for business interests throughout Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania.
Our attorneys have the experience and skill to handle shareholder dispute claims in litigation. However, we prefer to focus on finding more efficient, cost-effective means of dispute resolution first. Whenever possible, we negotiate and mediate claims for our clients, to get the best results possible, as efficiently as possible.
Handling All Types Of Shareholder Disputes
In addition to basic disagreements about how a company should be run, our attorneys represent clients in shareholder disputes involving:
- Breach of contract: Breach of contract disputes are among the most common shareholder disputes. Some cases involve interpretation of the contract and others involve more blatant violations of contractual terms.
- Conflicts of interest: Executives are bound by fiduciary duty. They have to always act in the best interest of the company. If they come into a potential business deal that would benefit to the company but take the benefit to themselves, it is a breach of their fiduciary duty.
- Executive compensation: Agreements are common between shareholders and executives — and between numerous shareholders — regarding the amount and forms of compensation.
- Buyout agreements: When it comes time for a business to sell, liquidate or take over ownership of another smaller company, disagreements regarding the terms are likely to arise.
In any of these circumstances, it is important to have a legal team on your side that knows how to understand the various sides of the disagreements and work toward favorable resolutions without harming the relationships that are important going forward.