SAN DIEGO SHAREHOLDER DISPUTE ATTORNEYS
Resolve a San Diego shareholder dispute in a timely and cost-effective manner. The experienced shareholder rights and business litigation attorneys at the Watkins Firm take a unique approach to resolve a shareholder dispute. Shareholder disputes can arise for many reasons. Shareholders who invest in a company have certain legal rights, even if they hold a minority of the shares. When the day-to-day management of the company is concentrated in a small group of managers, enforcing those rights may require skilled legal assistance.
At the Watkins Firm, we help shareholders assert their rights through litigation if necessary. We also advise companies on steps they can take to clarify shareholder rights in order to avoid potential conflicts. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact a San Diego shareholder rights lawyer at our firm.
Asserting Your Rights as a Shareholder
Our corporate law attorneys help corporate and minority shareholders, who have been subjected to unfair treatment and other violations of their rights. We assist them in pursuing positive resolutions through effective litigation strategies.
Depending on the circumstances, a shareholder may wish to sue the company directly or may wish to bring a shareholder derivative suit against management on behalf of the company. Common types of shareholder rights litigation in California include the following:
- Actions for accounting
- Claims for breach of fiduciary duty
- Complaints of nonpayment of dividends
- Minority shareholder disputes
- Claims for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing
- Complaints of concealment and failure to disclose material information
- Shareholder Disputes – Frequently Asked Questions
Whether your concerns are directed at other shareholders who are violating your rights or the executive team, board of directors or corporate managers who are violating their corporate duties to some or all of the company’s shareholders, we can help you choose an appropriate strategy.
Avoid Shareholder Conflicts With Careful Planning
If you are starting a new company or issuing shares in an existing company, you should consider how best to avoid the potentially costly and destructive consequences of shareholder litigation through careful drafting of shareholder agreements.
The likelihood of eventual shareholder conflict is particularly high if you have a relatively small number of shareholders and not all of them are directly involved in management.
Hire a California Corporate Litigation Lawyer
If you are interested in resolving a San Diego shareholder dispute or have questions about a derivative lawsuit we invite you to contact our California shareholder dispute resolution attorneys or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.
Contact a Corporate Law or Shareholder's Rights Attorney Today
To set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable San Diego business lawyers, call us at 858-535-1511 or contact us online.
Are you searching for a San Diego shareholder's rights attorney?
The Watkins Firm has decades of experience protecting the rights of corporate shareholders and resolving associated disputes.
What rights does a minority shareholder have?
A minority shareholder has extensive rights here in California. We represent shareholders and help them to protect and assert their rights and investment.
What happens when a corporate officer or board member commits a breach of fiduciary duty?
The Watkins Firm will help minority shareholders and all corporate interests to hold officers and board members accountable for violations of their fiduciary duty. There are several proven strategies for resolving these legally complex issues.
How can your shareholder agreement reduce the likelihood of a dispute?
The Watkins Firm has decades of experience carefully crafting corporate documents and shareholder agreements to limit exposure and reduce the likelihood of a shareholder related dispute.