We handle a range of matters involving business disputes in closely held companies. The issues can be wide and varying, but include rightful ownership issues, shareholder derivative lawsuits, dissolution actions, dissociation actions, and embezzlement claims.
The law related to business disputes is well settled, but if not handled correctly procedural issues can arise which could prematurely short-circuit the litigation process. In addition, business disputes often times become more complex when the corporate documents and records are ambiguous or inconsistent.
Notably, we have found that resolution of business disputes short of trial can frequently afford the parties with an opportunity to resolve their disputes globally. For instance, while a trial on the merits may only serve to dissolve a service oriented company, a negotiated resolution may allow for the owners to part ways, split the company’s client base and execute corresponding non-compete agreements. Creative resolutions can prove to be very beneficial in the context of business disputes and we strive to look for and advise our clients on all such opportunities when appropriate.
If you are involved in a business related dispute involving a closely held company, we invite you to contact us to discuss your dispute in greater detail.