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Feb 22, 2018

Business Owner Rights: What Every Shareholder Should Know

David C. Roberts, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to present a seminar for all business owners that will answer many of the questions, both known and unknown, a shareholder would have, such as:
  • What, exactly, is “shareholder oppression?”
  • How do I remedy oppression?
» Read More

Sep 29, 2017

Shareholder Oppression: What Every Business Owner Should Know

David C. Roberts, a Member with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to present a seminar for all business owners that will answer many of the questions, both known and unknown, a shareholder would have, such as:

  • What, exactly, is “shareholder oppression?”
  • How do I remedy oppression?
» Read More

Oct 10, 2016

Court-Appointed “Tiebreakers” In a 50/50 Ownership Setting

When two people start a company, neither wants to give control to the other, so ownership is usually split 50/50.   This sounds like a great idea at the outset, when everyone is on the same page, and there is usually no other practical way to proceed.  » Read More

Aug 10, 2016

Choosing an Accountant? Choose Wisely and You Could Avoid Shareholder Dispute Litigation!

When you find yourself involved in a minority shareholder dispute, whether you are the Company (majority), or the minority owners, the role of the company accountant is often somewhat unclear.  The more experience your company accountant has with dealing with differing shareholder factions, the better. » Read More

Dec 23, 2015

What Really Underlies Related-Party Shareholder Dispute Litigation?

Shareholder dispute litigation, especially among family members, is often about much more than the controversy actually at stake in the litigation.  There are often underlying psychological underpinnings for what has led to the lawsuit.

For example, in a recent case, the majority shareholder suddenly cut off his brother, a one-third owner, from all financial information.  » Read More

Feb 29, 2012

Independent Assessment of the Successor Generation to Avoid Litigation

Is the Next Generation Ready to Take Over Your Business?

Having your child work in the family business that you helped grow from the ground up may be the thing you are most proud of, possibly in your entire life.  Knowing your business will not die with you can be a truly liberating feeling.  » Read More

Feb 09, 2012

Creating a Succession Plan While Avoiding Litigation with New Business Partners

Surviving in business is difficult with a business partner, especially when you are both 50% shareholders, with neither of you in total control.  Cooperation and trust are critical, and the relationship could have fallen apart at so many different times over the years.  » Read More

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