Shareholder Disputes

Focused on Solving Complex Matters

When it comes to disputes between shareholders and companies, these cases are almost always a “war of the experts.” Sometimes this is the result of an allegation where the control owners illegally or fraudulently oppress the minority shareholders and deny paying them their rightful share of the economic benefits of ownership. Other times, the dissolution is simply the result of shareholders or other stakeholders’ inability to work with each other.

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No matter which side of a dispute you fall on, we can assist in pre-trial planning and help you identify and prepare strategies for resolution, so you can focus on what counts.

In cases of fraud, mismanagement, or negligence on the part of a corporation’s leadership and/or officers, we assist counsel in derivative action claims, and are also often called upon to determine fair value. This forensic process can include measuring the asymmetric economic benefits rendered to a particular shareholder, wherein other equity holders are denied their rightful share of those benefits. The same issues are also found between members and limited liability companies as well as between partners and partnerships.

We have been engaged as neutral experts, or by the minority shareholders or the control owners. We also perform valuations to find the “fair value” of all shareholder assets and liabilities. Whether we work on the control or minority side or with a board of directors, we provide a perfect blend of well-accredited valuation analysts, forensic accountants, and expert witnesses to build a case.

Our team is comprised of an impressive combination of professionals including Certified Public Accountants (CPA); Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (CIRA), Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV), Certified Turnaround Professionals (CTA); professionals with certifications issued by the American Institute of CPAs, including Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF); Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Accredited Senior Appraisers (ASA), Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA), and attorneys. 

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