Shareholder disputes threaten the health of companies of any size. Shareholder conflicts distract a company’s leadership and bring uncertainty to strategic business plans. In some cases, claims brought by minority shareholders can return assets to the company that majority shareholders have siphoned off for their self-interest.
In any scenario, an experienced lawyer must first determine whether the relationship can be salvaged and improved with a set of future operating principles everyone can agree to and implement. When the relationship cannot be salvaged, the business may be dissolved or one side in the dispute bought out. Shareholder disputes of any nature require an efficient resolution that mitigates risk and impact to the company and its operations.
Chenoweth Law Group in Portland provides experienced legal representation to business management and shareholders involved in shareholder disputes and other business litigation matters in Oregon, Washington, and California. We move swiftly and decisively to quickly assess the situation and develop legal strategies for resolving the matter.
Protecting Your Interests in Shareholder Disputes
Our lawyers represent companies and individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon, Washington, and California in all shareholder dispute matters, including:
- Termination of a shareholder relationship
- Minority shareholder oppression claims
- Freeze out and squeeze out claims
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Diversion of income claims
- Dividend policy issues
- Valuation of shareholder shares in forced buyouts
- Disputed buy-sell agreements
- Shareholder derivative claims
- Removal of officers or directors
- Contested corporate dissolution
At CLG, our team of attorneys will present all available options and strategies for resolving the matter. Sometimes negotiation will suffice and produce an agreeable outcome at less cost. When it fails, however, we are prepared to take the matter to trial to protect the rights and interests of our clients.