Are you having problems obtaining access to corporate records and documents as a minority shareholder in a corporation? Are you involved a dispute with corporate executives, the Board of Directors or majority shareholders? You have rights under California law and the Watkins Firm has decades of experience helping to resolve San Diego shareholder disputes while accomplishing our client’s goals and objectives.
Disputes between shareholders arise for a myriad of reasons, often financial. The non-payment of dividends or concerns regarding decisions and business strategy are common reasons for these issues. Should you file a lawsuit? What is the best strategy to resolve the issue at hand in a timely and cost-effective manner?
The Watkins Firm takes a unique approach to resolving shareholder disputes and lawsuits. The basic options available are negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. We prepare every case from the outset for trial. Our strong track record of success at trial provides incentive for opposing parties to come to the negotiating table and work toward a solution in good faith. They know we are proven trial attorneys and most wish to avoid the cost and time consuming contingent liabilities of protracted business litigation.
Our effective attorneys begin by assessing the facts at hand and gaining a mastery of the associated financial damages. Damages provide leverage for constructive negotiations. The fear of financial loss helps to gain the full attention of the other party and draw them into constructive negotiations. This strategy is the most common manner in which our clients are obtaining access to corporate records and documents as a minority shareholder in San Diego.
When necessary, mediation and arbitration provide cost-effective alternatives to placing the case before a San Diego Court. Each option provides advantages and disadvantages, and we provide sound advice and counsel to our clients to help them to fully understand each alternative, the associated benefits and risks and reach a sound business decision.
If you are involved in a shareholder dispute or have questions regarding your rights as a minority shareholder in a corporation we invite you to contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.