Business partners, as with marriages, hardly ever plan ahead on how to sever their ties when the relationship sours. Without a thought-out exit plan at the outset – when tensions are low and ambitions high – partners must instead figure out how to end their business relationship while at its lowest point. That is an unenviable and stressful position that requires expert help to avoid costly mistakes that diminish the value of your business interest, without sacrificing your fair share.
Diamond McCarthy’s business divorce attorneys will step in to resolve conflicts on behalf of minority shareholder, majority owner, early investor, or any other equity stakeholder in a business. Sometimes business conflicts can be resolved through thoughtful negotiations, other times it takes a lawsuit decided by a jury. Most of the time, it falls somewhere in-between. Diamond McCarthy’s attorneys, with years of experience dealing with exactly these types of issues, will work directly with you to determine the best approach to accomplish your specific goals.
Our firm represents the entire spectrum of business owners in nearly every industry. In these business divorce and shareholder disputes we have represented individuals in the following areas:
- – Parties in family limited partnership
- – Real estate investment partnerships
- – Oil and gas companies
- – Software companies
- – Private manufacturers
- – Restaurant chains
- – Liquor distributorships and others
We draw on the strength of our forensic team to investigate any oppressive or wrongful conduct. Often times, the other side excludes you from even viewing the records that would uncover the wrongful conduct. After all, a business conflict usually arises because the other side acted dishonestly and treated you unfairly. Our team has to deal with these obstacles in nearly every case, and are not intimidated when the other side tries to stonewall the turnover of important business documents.
Our team’s holistic approach and unwavering commitment to uncover the wrongful acts at the root of a conflict has led to large jury verdicts, pre-trial judgments, and confidential settlements. We have brought breach of fiduciary duty claims, derivative shareholder claims, fraud claims, breach of contract claims, and other causes of action based on the specific facts of your dispute. We know the laws available to you, and will utilize the full range of available tools to get you what you deserve.