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Achieve legal insight with Hess-Verdon business attorneys with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
⇒ Corporate Conspiracy
⇒ Corporate Theft
⇒ Partnership Disputes
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Avoid Succession Challenges
Articulate Challenges to Family Members. Consult Outside Counsel. Stay Open-Minded with Changing Family Dynamics.
⇒ Minority Shareholder Disputes
⇒ Tortious Interfererence
⇒ Intentional Interference
Partnership Real Estate Disputes
We provide input throughout the entire growth cycle of an organization. General corporate counsel.
⇒ General Corporate Services
⇒ Business Formations and Entity Selection
⇒ Stockholders’ and Partnerships’ agreements
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There are various ways that shareholder disputes can arise, especially when there is a breakup of top and middle management and the company’s lack of direction. Many times conflicts arise when shareholders are not pulling their weight. Other times, when shareholders are no longer part of the business, and personal problems arise, causing a shift in one’s financial goals.
Avoid costly mistakes, protect your legal rights, and your business interests.
Where there are fraudulent activities, shareholder problems can quickly escalate beyond mediation, and only arbitration or litigation is the only remedy.
Many of these issues could have been mitigated early on with proper legal counsel and strategies built upon years of experience from an attorney focusing on business formations.
Deep Court Room Experience
If you are in the middle of a dispute with a shareholder or a business owner, it’s time to pull out the shareholder articles. The shareholder articles should include several provisions to resolve disputes, including an agreed-upon procedure to sell shares at a set valuation based on a scenario such as terminating or leaving the company for any reason.
Business Litigation Practice
Now since shareholders have a financial stake in the business, there will be pressures that trigger disagreements.
A few of the conflicts shareholder disputes are typically the following:
- Fiduciary misdeeds – It is crucial that shareholders of privately-held Corporations honestly dealing with each other with loyalty and openness. Conflicts of interest can arise, especially when vital information such as financial information is held and not shared amongst the shareholders.
- Minority shareholders left in the dark – as a minority shareholder, many states recognize and protect their rights. When a minority shareholder feels oppressed, they can bring suits against the majority stockholders for various reasons.
Some can include the following:
- Dividends not issued
- Family expenses paid by corporate funds
- Principal stockholders not sharing documents with minority shareholders
Receive legal advice from an expert business disputes attorney at the onset, even if you are working with a long-time friend. Carefully draft
- Incorporation agreements
- Articles of Association
- Partnership agreements
- Shareholders’ agreements
By doing your due diligence, you can go a long way toward protecting your business owners’ relationships. If disputes arise, there’s a better chance to resolve them based on the shareholder documents and articles instead of having to go to arbitration and litigation.
About Hess-Verdon Business Attorneys
About Hess-Verdon Trust Litigation Attorney Serving Orange County, California Families
Hess-Verdon & Associates is one of the most knowledgeable and most sophisticated trusts and estate law firms in California at both the trial and appellate levels.
Our viewpoint is the following: Aggressive legal representation with a team of experts that protect you, our preferred client, with current tax and estate planning strategies.
Our litigation team has spent years acquiring extensive experience in trial preparation, strategy, and trial presentation to help you with your specific case.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs, qualifications, staffing approaches, and rate structures to resolve the estate and trust-related matters successfully. Our knowledgeable and aggressive actions are necessary to ensure the trustor/grantor maintains their wishes on the administration of the trust.
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* For a limited time, Hess-Verdon is offering a free no-obligation case evaluation. You owe it to youself to have your case reviewed by our expert team of attorneys.
Why Hess-Verdon & Associates
⇒ Over 30 years with deep court experience
⇒ 1500+ clients throughout our tenure
⇒ Located in beautiful Fashion Island
⇒ Highest quality counsel that cares and fights for your legal rights
⇒ Aggressive legal representation
⇒ Save time and money
⇒ Peace of mind
The bottom line: you are in good hands with our caring staff of attorneys.
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⇒ Failure to Disclose
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⇒ Intentional or Negligent Interference with Contractual Relationships
⇒ Negligent Interference with prospective economic advantage
Minority Shareholder Disputes
⇒ Disputes about managerial issues
⇒ Fiduciary matters and misconduct
“The Hess-Verdon firm is a class act. I have worked with them for a number of years and seen first hand the level of service they provide, the integrity by which they operate, and the deep compassion they have for their clients. Whether it’s for trust and estate planning or business law matters, they are your best choice.“
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