How are disputes between shareholders in a corporation resolved? What legal alternatives and leverage does a shareholder possess? California law provides additional protections to minority owners and shareholders, but the corporate documents, by-laws and shareholder agreements will contain the ultimate answer to your legal question. The bottom line is you need powerful advice and support to stand up for your interests, and the Watkins Firm is uniquely positioned to provide the experienced insight and legal muscle required to assert and protect your position.
There are several potential alternatives for resolving disputes between shareholders in a corporation. Our unique approach to litigation is designed to help you to accomplish your objectives in the shortest possible timeframe, and in a cost-effective manner. Business litigation in San Diego will take several months (usually more than a year) and can be quite expensive. Often, effective leveraged negotiation is the best strategy to resolve a dispute between shareholders in a corporation. In some cases mediation or arbitration may provide the type of venue and legal relief that our clients seek. However, there are cases and matters of principle that require the Watkins Firm to bring the case before a Court, and our track record of success at trial provides our clients with confidence and peace of mind.
A derivative lawsuit is another alternative. If you are concerned about the leadership and direction of the corporation, we are able to bring a derivative action on behalf of the corporation against the officers, directors and other shareholders. These issues can be quite complex, and it is important to work with our legal team who have decades of experience and expertise in these matters. If you are involved in disputes between shareholders in a corporation, or are concerned that your position is not being given fair consideration we invite you to contact us for a free and substantive consultation at 858-535-1511.