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Shareholder Disputes Lawyer

Whether a company had a handful of shareholders or hundreds, those involved have an invested interest in the business and can impact the other shareholders. The decisions made on behalf of the business can impact the financial well-being of all shareholders. When business disputes occur, resolving them internally is often preferred. When resolution is not achieved, it can result in litigation, especially when one or more shareholders have been financially harmed in the dispute.

The rights and responsibilities of shareholders and the company are often dictated by a shareholder agreement or contract. When an agreement is not in place, the law dictates the rights of shareholders in certain disputes. Most often, it is a minority shareholder that is impacted by decisions made by majority shareholders. When dispute resolution methods are not beneficial, the minority shareholder may need to resort to litigation to protect their investment.

Shareholder Lawsuits

When shareholder disputes occur, they can involve aspects of business law including breach of contract or fiduciary duty. Major shareholders owe fiduciary duty to minor shareholders. In good faith, the decisions made should be for the benefit of all, not in their personal best interests. For example, if a minor shareholder decided to sell their shares and was given a buyout based on a valuation of the company, then the company sold for millions more than the valuation given a short period later, pursuing a lawsuit may be the only option for the shareholder to receive the money owed for their shares.

Shareholder disputes can be extremely complicated. Large corporations may require shareholders to use derivative litigation to sue on behalf of the corporation to protect their rights, while corporations with fewer shareholders can use direct litigation. Our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP has the expertise and resources to handle these types of complex business lawsuits, working diligently to resolve shareholder disputes to benefit our clients. Contact our law office today to schedule a consultation.

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Testimonials

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 8 reviews

Bobby Lee Cook, Trial Lawyer, Summerville, Georgia

We have been privileged to work with Ranse Partin in several high profile cases, and we find his superb scholarship and trial abilities to be excellent.

Kenneth B. Banks, General Counsel, Central Georgia Health System & The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia

An outstanding attorney, with substantive legal knowledge, skill in advocacy, and sound strategic and business judgment.

L. Joseph Loveland, Senior Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia

Ranse is a talented lawyer and a person of the highest professional character.

Mike D.

Cale Conley has a national reputation as an excellent litigator on behalf of injured people and their families. He is a brilliant lawyer and advocate, with impeccable integrity.

Meagan D., Client (Confidential settlement in claims for breach of privacy and wrongful termination against a manufacturing company)

Thank you so much for all your dedication and hard work on my case. You made me feel adequate and at ease and be able to open up and express a difficult situation. I am, and will be, forever grateful for you making this trying time in my life as manageable as it could possibly be. It was a pleasure working with you. The positive outcome was such a blessing and made me feel honored to have you stand up for a woman’s dignity. I am so thankful to have met such an admirable person and friend. Thanks again for all your support and guidance.

Robert D. MacGill, Partner and Chairman of the Litigation Department, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana

My opportunity to work with Ranse Partin confirmed to me first hand his extraordinary judgment as a litigator. He consistently showed a mastery of all the factual and legal details of a very complicated case. He remained thoughtful and calm in all circumstances and served his client very well.

C. Wade Monk, Esq., General Counsel, Floyd Medical Center, Rome, Georgia

Floyd Medical Center is extremely pleased with its decision to trust Ranse Partin and his firm with some of our most complex outside legal work. Ranse has skillfully and successfully handled several highly important managed care contract disputes for us. He is the one we turn to when we need outside legal counsel to help us deal with these type of tough legal issues.

Laura H., Client (Confidential settlement in claims for wrongful termination against a distribution company)

Thank you so much for handling my case so competently. Your skilled guidance, confidence-building manner, and your kind, warm handling of all our encounters eased the pain of confronting a very tough time in my life. You took a difficult situation and created a very positive outcome. Again I thank you for all your help and friendship.

Conley Griggs Partin builing office in Altanta, GA.

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