Are you searching for shareholder dispute attorneys in San Diego and Southern California? The Watkins Firm takes a unique approach to shareholder disputes which is designed to achieve your goals in a timely and cost-efficient manner. There are a variety of reasons why shareholders may be involved in a dispute or lawsuit. Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to:
- Merger or Acquisition
- Sale of the Corporation
- Minority Shareholder Disputes
- Dissenting Shareholders
- Shareholder Oppression and Freeze Outs
- Derivative Actions
- Access to Corporate Books and Correspondence
Most minority shareholder disputes and questions regarding shareholder rights are resolved through effective, leveraged negotiation. The Watkins Firm works to identify your available options and understand your goals and objectives for a successful outcome. We open constructive professional negotiations designed to identify common ground while discussing the core issues involved in the dispute. California law provides additional protections and specific rights to minority shareholder interests. This is true regardless of the actual state of incorporation.
We put the opposing interest(s) on notice and assert our client’s rights. We work to resolve the issues and negotiate a resolution or solution which accomplishes their goals. When negotiation does not resolve part or all of the issues within the dispute, we represent our clients in mediation and arbitration.
Mediation is a confidential and more informal venue. The parties select a neutral third party who is an expert in shareholder rights and disputes. We work with the mediator and other parties to identify alternatives and reach agreement or settlement. Arbitration is a much more legally structured venue. We work to help select an effective, neutral arbitrator to hear the case. We provide the arbitrator with a well crafted brief. The arbitrator will collect evidence and witness testimony and render a decision within a short period of time.
If you are looking for shareholder dispute attorneys in San Diego with a proven track record of resolving complex disputes we invite you to contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation today.