As business lawyers, members of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution group are well-grounded in the concerns of entrepreneurs, privately held companies and publicly traded corporations. We approach litigation and dispute resolution with an eye toward the immediate and long-term effects on the clients, identifying and resolving issues that extend beyond simply resolving the matter at hand. Other areas of concern that may require attention include the effects of litigation on investor and shareholder relations, capital-raising efforts, public and industry perceptions, ongoing and future business relations between the disputing parties, and the client's business plan.
Our attorneys are experienced in the full range of business torts, including the following issues:
• Breach of fiduciary duty
• Civil racketeering (RICO)
• Fraud and misrepresentation
• Good faith and fair dealing
• Misappropriation of funds
• Wrongful interference
Given the unique nature of partnerships, disputes among partners in a closely held business can have significant, negative effects on both day-to-day operations and long-term success unless resolved quickly and effectively. Our attorneys have significant experience representing minority and majority partners, partnerships and joint ventures in the full range of ownership and management disputes.
We assist clients with separations, break-ups, wind-ups, dissolutions and other event-related disputes, and in areas such as partnership and shareholder agreements, fair valuation of interests, severance issues, fiduciary duties, handling of files, compensation, return of capital, allocation of receivables, buy-sell agreements and pension benefits.