We represent clients in disputes relating to the ownership, operation and break-up of partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and other closely-held businesses, including cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, minority shareholder oppression and business terminations and dissolution.
The following are representative examples of the Firm’s client engagements in business ownership litigation:
- Representation of a leading executive search firm and its founder in litigation brought by two minority partners involving a dispute over compensation and ownership of the business.
- Representation of the managing partner of a series of California real estate partnerships in a lengthy arbitration involving multi-million dollar claims by two other partners that he had mismanaged the partnerships and made improper operating payments over a 20-year period.
- Representation of the managing partner of a mid-sized regional accounting firm in an arbitration against the remaining partners after they ousted him from the firm he co-founded.
- Representation of a software company and its founder in litigation by minority owner alleging shareholder oppression.
- Representation of technology company and its founder in litigation by employee alleging an ownership interest in the company and unpaid commissions.