Partnership And Shareholder Litigation
Representing Plaintiffs And Defendants In Partnership And Shareholder Disputes And Business Dissolutions
Even the most successful businesses find themselves entangled in legal disputes. Your partnership may have been formed on a solid foundation, but as businesses evolve, the goals of the partners or shareholders may no longer align. Our firm can assist you or your business with:
- Breach of partnership or shareholder agreement claims
- Business dissolution disputes
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Partner and shareholder disputes
- Minority shareholder oppression claims
Navigating Partnership And Shareholder Disputes
The Jackson Law Firm represents partners and shareholders as plaintiffs and defendants, in partnership and shareholder disputes, including minority shareholder oppression claims, throughout Texas.
While many partnership or shareholder disputes can be resolved through good-faith negotiations or mediation, some conflicts are at such an impasse that resolution is impossible without arbitration or litigation. Our lawyers are experienced advocates, ready to promptly switch from good faith negotiations to aggressive litigation.
Business dissolution is sometimes termed a “business divorce” due to the comprehensive entanglements that must be unraveled to legally separate business partners. And, unfortunately, business dissolutions are often very personal and emotional.
As with spouses in a marriage, business partners do not go into business planning to fail or separate, but poor communication, vague or unrealistic expectations, and differences in perceived value frequently cause irreparable damage to these business relationships.
Partners often fail to anticipate and appreciate each other’s contribution to the business. Over time, business partners or shareholders in small, closely held corporations frequently overvalue their individual contributions while undervaluing the contributions of their business partner(s), which causes a breakdown in communication and, ultimately, can lead to legal disputes. Failure to understand and articulate goals and job responsibilities in advance is often the trigger for a dispute that eventually leads to litigation and, ultimately, dissolution of the partnership or closely held corporation.
We understand that a partnership or shareholder dispute can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. When such disagreements arise, the Jackson Law Firm has the experienced legal counsel you need.