When business disputes arise, we can help.
Our attorneys are experienced in aggressively and professionally representing your side in business and contract disputes. Shareholders and partners in closely held companies frequently have disputes about how to operate their businesses and how to record and allocate profits and losses. These complex disputes are usually aired in the courts or before arbitration panels and may involve claims alleging shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud, and misappropriation of corporate opportunities. Proof of damages in these cases usually require a detailed examination of the business’s books and extensive expert testimony.
Parks, Chesin & Walbert attorneys have handled a number of such cases in this area, including:
- Litigating and then favorably settling in mediation a case brought by a minority shareholder alleging oppression, conversion, RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the shareholder agreement, and fraud claims arising from alleged corporate mismanagement.
- Convincing a Fulton County jury that company owners breached fiduciary duties to an employee whom they had promised an interest in the business, resulting in a substantial verdict compensatory and punitive damage verdict for the employee.
- Successfully litigating a case brought by a company against an employee and minority shareholder for misappropriation of corporate assets.
Whether you are a business seeking to avoid a complicated and costly separation, or a shareholder or partner trying to do the same, call us to assist you in reaching your common goals.