Shareholder Disputes

Representing Corporate Shareholders in San Diego

Shareholder disputes and the assertion and protection of shareholder rights in San Diego require experienced, proven legal counsel.  The commercial and business litigation attorneys at Allen Barron provide sound counsel and insight informed by decades of experience in shareholder disputes throughout southern California.  Are you a corporation or majority shareholder who is concerned about the actions of a minority interest?  Are you a minority shareholder who believes you are being denied access to crucial information in violation of federal and California law?  What options are available to resolve shareholder disputes in San Diego while protecting your interests and the interests of your corporation?

Strategies for Resolving Shareholder Disputes

Allen Barron’s commercial and business litigation attorneys employ several proven strategies for resolving shareholder disputes.  Our skilled and seasoned attorneys understand the delicate issues which surround shareholder disputes in San Diego.  We have extensive experience advising majority shareholders, corporate executives and Directors on every aspect of the law and their responsibilities to other shareholders and the corporation itself.  We provide sound counsel regarding relationships with minority shareholders and how to prevent disputes before they ever arise.

We advise minority shareholders in California regarding their rights and how to legally assert them.  We represent and protect them in cases of shareholder oppression, the failure to distribute dividends and attempts to freeze them out or reduce the effective power or financial valuation of their shares.

Most of these cases are resolved through Allen Barron’s skilled negotiation strategies and/or mediation.  The clear communication of expectations and demands backed by our effective negotiation tactics and the hammer of potential litigation is often what is required to move the situation forward to a positive resolution.

There are several legal actions available in shareholder disputes, including but not limited to:

Compel access to shareholder records and the books of the entity – Minority shareholders have specific rights to access critical corporation information and records, and Allen Barron ensures all steps are followed to legally enforce these rights and compel compliance.

Voluntary Dissolution – Shareholders or blocks of shareholders with 50% or more of the voting power may vote to voluntarily dissolve the corporation.  Minority shareholders with less than 50% voting interest may not be able to stop this process but Allen Barron’s attorneys can assert associated rights such as an order to compel judicial supervision of the dissolution.

Involuntary Dissolution – Often referred to as the “nuclear option” in shareholder oppression of a minority interest, California law provides specific protections to minority shareholders in some instances from the “prejudicial” acts of those in control of the corporation.

Derivative Lawsuit – This is a lawsuit brought on behalf of the corporation itself by minority interests against third parties such as majority shareholders, corporate executives, the Board of Directors or an individual officer or Director.  This protects the corporation from violations of fiduciary duty and mismanagement.

What is the Best Strategy to Resolve Your San Diego Shareholder Dispute

The experienced and skilled shareholder dispute attorneys at Allen Barron help you to understand your rights and work with you to develop the best strategy to resolve your San Diego shareholder dispute or shareholder oppression.  Each situation is unique and our lawyers provide insight, sound counsel and strategy informed by decades of experience in these cases.  We invite you to review the comments of our clients and contact Allen Barron or call 866-631-3470 for a free consultation.  We work to resolve your shareholder dispute while protecting and asserting your rights and seeking the best possible outcome in your case.