For Complex And Traditional Shareholder Disputes
Closely held companies, S corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are excellent business structures to limit liability and pool resources, talent and ownership rights. They can, however, become problematic when serious disputes develop between owners.
Dave Smith, founding attorney of The Smith Firm, serves clients in the Portland area, throughout Oregon and in southwest Washington. He offers results-oriented representation for shareholders involved in all types of disputes. With extensive experience in such matters, we have the investigative resources and advocacy skills needed to address any type of shareholder dispute, including:
- Traditional shareholder disputes
- Appraisal proceedings
- Merger and acquisition disputes
- Business dissolution proceedings
- Collection actions
- Transactional and securities litigation
- Allegations of fraud, failure to perform fiduciary duty, and trade secrets theft or misappropriation
- Noncompetition and contract disputes
Call us at 503-342-2623 to schedule a consultation with Dave Smith.
Protecting Your Rights And Your Investment
Are there concerns regarding “who will get what” if the business is dissolved or split? Are there questions regarding how to handle debt in a “business divorce?” Is there a need for legal help in managing a serious dispute between shareholders in an otherwise sound business? We can help.
Our firm works closely with businesses and owners of all kinds to develop skillful and swift resolutions to legal disputes. Whether you hold a majority position or are a minority shareholder, we will work diligently to protect your rights and interests.
The Smith Firm can help resolve disputes regarding a broad range of issues, from business strategy to how to handle the withdrawal or expulsion of shareholders. We can help resolve cases through negotiations and through court trials, including disputes involving relatively small companies as well as those where the financial stakes are great.