Our attorneys have represented shareholders and members in every type of shareholder, corporate, and limited liability company dispute.
Over the years, we’ve handled every permutation of shareholder dispute: between partners, relating to partnership agreements; between members, relating to the operating agreements of limited liability companies; between shareholders, involving shareholders’ agreements on corporate bylaws and so on. We’ve handled disputes involving cram-downs, sales to third parties, breaches of fiduciary duty, embezzlement, claims under the Illinois Business Corporation Act, cases involving corporate law of Delaware and other states, clashes over executive authority, and challenges involving restrictive covenants, non-competes and trademark disputes.
We’re sensitive to the fact that, often, this is “bet the farm” litigation that involves our client’s life’s work. With that firmly in mind, we put our experience to work to make appropriate strategic decisions in preparing the case. We keep our clients meticulously informed of our progress as this crucial litigation unfolds.
In the process of settling this type of litigation, we often use mediators to facilitate. We’re extremely knowledgeable regarding the mediators available, and we use our tax lawyers to advise executives as to the financial impact on the scope of issues involved.