Shareholder oppression

  • Mar 05, 2018Norris McLaughlin, P.A. to Host Business Owner Rights Seminar

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will host a breakfast seminar “Business Owner Rights: What Every Shareholder Should Know,” Thursday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank.  David C. Roberts, a Member of the firm, will be the presenter.

    The seminar will explain a shareholder’s rights and remedies, whether he or she is in the minority, a co-equal 50/50 owner, or a majority owner.  Topics will include “shareholder oppression,” what to do when a business partner is stealing, fired employee rights, value in hiring a forensic accountant, effects of lawsuits, how to find a valuation expert, what records to demand, and remedies for the “oppressed.”  To register, please click here.

    Roberts focuses his practice on partnership and shareholder disputes (including oppression and dissenter’s rights cases), and especially on attempting to resolve these matters through mediation, if that approach fits the client’s goals and objectives.  In 2007, Roberts launched the Shareholder Dispute NJ blog,, which addresses minority shareholder disputes in New Jersey.  In addition, he writes and lectures extensively on this topic.  Roberts also has extensive experience in other complex commercial matters including fraud, fraudulent transfers, trade secret, restrictive covenant litigation, and employment litigation.

    Roberts earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1991, where he was a Tischler Scholar (1990), and his B.S., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1988.

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  • Feb 06, 2018Business Owner Rights: What Every Shareholder Should Know
    David C. Roberts, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, 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?
    • Are my rights limited by a shareholder agreement or an operating agreement?
    • Does a member of an LLC have the same minority rights as a shareholder in a corporation?
    • Does a 50% owner have the same rights as a minority owner?
    • What limits, if any, exist regarding the majority owner’s compensation?
    • What is the potential difficulty in proving ownership?
    • What records am I allowed to demand? How can I get them?
    • How do I find a valuation expert to value my shares?
    • Is there value in hiring a forensic accountant to review the company’s books?
    • What are my rights if I have been fired as an employee, but they won’t pay me for my shares?
    • What should I do if I believe my business partner is stealing from me?
    • What happens if my company is family owned? If I sue a close relative, can I justify it to the rest of the family?
    • What happens to the company if I file a lawsuit?
    • If I file a suit and get fired because of it, will a court prevent my termination?
    • If shareholder oppression litigation is in my future, how should I prepare for it?

    The seminar will be on Thursday, March 29, at Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ, scheduled as follows:

    Registration & Breakfast 8:30–9:00 a.m.
    Program 9:00–10:00 a.m.
    Questions & Answers 10:00–10:30 a.m.

    For registration information, please click here.

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