Shareholder Dispute Resolution

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Briggs and Morgan regularly represents shareholders and closely-held corporations in resolving and litigating shareholder disputes. Our attorneys have represented shareholders of small and large closely-held corporations in many different industries, including professional service corporations in medical, legal and accounting fields. Our experience runs from the earliest stages of a dispute through trial and appeal.

We have extensive backgrounds in the intricacies of the shareholder statutes and have published, and often presented, on the law governing shareholder rights and obligations.

Our experience includes both high-profile disputes and private matters and we have served as conflict and special counsel. And while we work to solve the dispute through negotiation or mediation, we are ready to move to aggressively litigating owner disputes when that is the client’s best option.

Our shareholder dispute practice includes:

  • drafting shareholder control agreements
  • negotiating and litigating shareholder disputes
  • serving as a mediator for shareholder cases
  • serving as special counsel on litigation and indemnification issues
  • advising on valuation and buy-out rights and obligations, and
  • serving as special counsel in attorney conflict situations (Evans v. Blesi situations).

We take a collaborative approach, working closely with our business, tax and benefits lawyers when serving our clients in ownership disputes.