Orange County Shareholder Disputes Attorneys
Those who financially invest in businesses clearly have a stake in the activities, and decisions made by the business or corporation in which they have invested. Although these individuals, known as shareholders, don’t wield a great deal of power when it comes to the day-to-day operations of the corporation; they do have legal recourse, in the event they believe that the appointed directors or the collective board of directors is causing harm to the corporation. In these instances, shareholders may bring legal action against the corporate officers, or the board of directors in shareholder litigation, also known as shareholder derivative actions, or derivative lawsuits.
Common Causes of Shareholder Disputes in Southern California
Shareholder disputes are overwhelmingly complex legal matters, which is why it is vital that you seek the counsel of experienced shareholder disputes attorneys, whether you’re defending against claims of malfeasance, or you’re pursuing legal action against corporate officers, or the board of directors. Common reasons that shareholders may pursue legal action include:
- Actions taken by shareholders to terminate relationships
- Allegations of fraud/illegal behavior made by officers and directors
- Allegations of oppression of minority shareholders
- Breach of fiduciary duty allegations
- Claims of misuse of business assets
- Claims of underperformance
- Disagreements on actions/decisions taken or made by majority stakeholders
- Disputes involving poorly drafted partnership contracts
- Problems with enforcing buy/sell agreements
- Unsatisfactory/illegitimate dissolutions of partnerships and/or corporations
Because of the highly contentious and complicated nature of shareholder disputes, it is important that you seek the counsel of an experienced Southern California shareholder dispute attorney, who has a proven record of success in successfully resolving these matters.
Resolving Shareholder Disputes in Southern California
No matter how trivial or significant a dispute between shareholders and corporate directors and officers may be, it is in the best interest of all to seek a resolution as quickly as possible. This is to give long-term business goals the best chance for succeeding. At Brown & Charbonneau, LLP our Irvine based shareholder dispute attorneys have more than three decades of experience in helping parties to resolve issues in a way that is both efficient and effective. Our attorneys have proven experience in corporate law, finance, and as business owners. Our shareholder attorneys will develop a strategic approach, custom tailored to your unique situation in order to achieve favorable results, all the while keeping preservation of the business a priority.
With years of experience in dispute resolution, Brown & Charbonneau LLP’s Irvine, CA based team of shareholder dispute attorneys is helmed by award-winning trial attorney Gregory G. Brown, who in addition to serving as an instructor and judge for the Orange County Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy, also graduated from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, and serves as a Mediator and an Arbitrator.
If you’re involved in a shareholder dispute, contact Brown & Charbonneau, LLP today by calling 714-505-3000. For the latest legal news, follow Brown & Charbonneau, LLP on Twitter and join us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About Top Orange County Shareholder Disputes Attorneys Brown & Charbonneau, LLP
Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is a top-rated business litigation, corporate, real estate and family law firm in Irvine, California. We are honored to be named by Best’s Lawyers® as one of the Top Law Firms in the US, including the specialty area of commercial litigation. As an AV-rated law firm, we are proud of our 10.0 Superb Client Rating from Avvo. Our top-reviewed Southern California attorneys have also earned specializations from the State Bar of California, as Certified Trial Specialists, and are included amongst the elite attorneys to be named Super Lawyers®.
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