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Huntsville Business Lawyer

Business and contract disputes can involve current or former employees, business partners, other company owners, vendors, customers, and others. If you are looking for a Huntsville business lawyer, attorney Rebekah McKinney has extensive experience in these business and commercial matters.

Business owners in Huntsville and throughout northern and central Alabama turn to our firm for legal guidance and advocacy.​ Watson McKinney interprets contract terms, determines if a breach of contract has occurred, and proceeds toward a resolution that protects your interests and your bottom line.​

Being a business owner makes disputes involving your business even more personal. We understand. And, our Huntsville small business law firm can help you make the most informed decisions on how best to resolve such disputes with as little interruption to your business as possible.


What are common business litigation claims?

It’s important to be aware of what kinds of claims may affect your business. Our law firm has dealt with a wide variety of business litigation claims including:​

  • Investment concerns

  • Breach of fiduciary duty

  • Mismanagement

  • Intellectual property, such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, and service marks

  • Customer lists

  • Trade secrets

  • Employment contracts

  • Non-compete agreements

  • Confidentiality agreements

  • Insurance disputes

Business Interruption Claims

Does your business have coverage for business interruption claims? Business interruption claims are complex and challenging. You may have coverage for business interruption claims, but they could be denied if not presented correctly. Some insurance policies may contain business interruption coverage which could address a business loss. We can help.​

Business & Commercial Matters

In addition to those listed below, our firm provides a full range of business and commercial law services such as negotiating, drafting and reviewing business and employment contracts, sales contracts, employment agreements, vendor contracts, and purchase agreements.

Business Disputes

Business disputes can arise in a multitude of situations and affect the day-to-day operations of your business and the eventual success of any business venture.

Not all lawyers experienced in the courtroom are experienced in business disputes. We are.  Our Huntsville business dispute law firm is known for its business trial experience and ability to successfully handle a wide array of business disputes.

Examples of common business disputes include:

  • Interpretation of contract terms and provisions

  • Conflicts over property ownership and liabilities

  • Claims of breach of contract, non-performance or delayed performance, or poor administrative practices

  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices

  • Claims involving fraud and misrepresentation

  • Disagreements between shareholders and partners, tortious interference claims, and claims of breach of duty

We approach your Alabama business dispute with a business mindset. Litigation is not always the most efficient means of resolving the dispute. Business dispute attorney Rebekah McKinney explores every opportunity to resolve your dispute efficiently and economically. But, if the courtroom is where the matter must be resolved, we have no problem taking it there, where we will keep your business goals in mind.

Minority Shareholder Litigation

While shareholder litigation is a business dispute, it can be quite personal. We understand. Our Huntsville minority shareholder law firm has represented minority shareholders and majority shareholders in all types of shareholder litigation. 

Some common types of minority shareholder litigation claims include:​

  • Squeeze-Outs: When majority shareholders use their position to force other shareholders out of decision-making for the company.

  • Freeze-Outs: When majority shareholders unfairly block the minority from selling or liquidating their shares, often at critical times.

  • Wrongful Termination: When a dissenting shareholder is fired without due cause.

  • Withholding Dividends on Investments: The failure to distribute profits to shareholders.

  • Company Dissolution:  When majority shareholders choose to sell or shut down a company for personal profit, leaving other shareholders with little compensation or means of income.


Shareholder Disputes​

Unresolved internal disagreements can turn into full-blown standoffs. The services of an experienced shareholder dispute lawyer can prevent unnecessary litigation so that the business can continue uninterrupted. 

Sometimes, it takes having an experienced advocate to effectively communicate what you have been trying for some time to say. Engaging in that communication by choice rather than after someone files suit has a much greater chance of success. Huntsville shareholder dispute lawyer Rebekah McKinney can not only tell you your rights but can effectively and persuasively communicate your position for you while protecting your interests.

Shareholder disputes can arise in a number of ways, including:​
  • Breach of fiduciary duties - when shareholders fail to act in the best interest of the company and its fellow shareholders, such as hindering the sale of the corporation, engaging in shareholder oppression, and breaching the duty of fairness or loyalty

  • Disagreements over the future of the business, such as when shareholders disagree about the direction and development of the company

  • Failure to provide reporting, accounting, and financial information 

  • Interpretation and enforcement of shareholder agreements

If an agreed resolution cannot be reached, our business experience allows us to most effectively and efficiently pursue your rights in court. We regularly work with businesses in Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Athens, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Guntersville, and surrounding North Alabama areas.

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