Huntsville Business Attorneys With Strategic Savvy to Effectively Resolve Shareholder Disputes

Finding resolutions to shareholder disputes and providing proactive consultation to prevent future conflict

When minor internal disagreements turn into full-blown standoffs, you need skilled counsel to approach the situation in an even-handed manner and provide the requisite knowledge regarding the laws governing shareholder rights and obligations. While some disputes can be handled without legal intervention, many disagreements can threaten a business’s existence and stifle a business’s growth. At Watson McKinney, LLP, our experienced Huntsville business attorneys represent both majority and minority shareholders and corporations in all forms of shareholder disputes to resolve disputes when they arise and prevent future conflicts from thwarting the success of your business.

How do shareholder disputes arise?

Shareholder disputes can arise in a number of ways, including:

Breach of fiduciary duties: Shareholders owe specific fiduciary duties to act in the best interest of the company and its fellow shareholders, and a breach of these duties includes 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: When shareholders disagree about the direction and development of the company, diverging interests can often lead to a fallout of the company

Failure to provide reporting, accounting and financial information: Shareholders are entitled, as a matter of law, to inspect accounting books, the minutes of directors’ meetings and certain accounting records

Interpretation and enforcement of shareholder agreements: A shareholders agreement governs the disputes that arise among shareholders, and sound legal advice is imperative to analyzing the dispute from a business and legal standpoint.

With more than 45 years of experience, our Huntsville small-business attorneys have seen their fair share of shareholder and partnership disputes and approach every dispute from a legal and business-minded position. Our business attorneys can help you assess your situation, parse out the legal issues, prepare a strategy and help you reach an amendable resolution. More importantly, we understand the importance of maintaining business relationships and finding a solution that benefits all parties involved.


How our experienced small-business attorneys can help you

Our attorneys negotiate, draft and review business and shareholder agreements as well as resolve conflicts arising from such agreements. In the event that a resolution cannot be reached through minimal legal intervention or alternative dispute methodologies, our Huntsville business attorneys have years of substantial commercial trial experience to pursue your claim in a cost-effective manner. We work with businesses in Huntsville, Decatur, Athens, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Guntersville, and surrounding North Alabama areas.

From a proactive standpoint, our attorneys can provide specialized business services on the front end to prevent disputes from arising in the future. We believe in personalized and comprehensive risk-management and diligent representation of our clients to ensure that business conflicts do not interfere with the growth of their business.


Huntsville business attorneys offer extensive knowledge to resolve conflicts

The small-business attorneys at Watson McKinney, LLP offer practical, forward-thinking counsel and insider knowledge of how our clients structure and manage their businesses, as well as the vision they have for their business’s future. With our unwavering dedication to our clients and their businesses, you can be confident in our promise to uphold your interests in a shareholder dispute. Whether a shareholder dispute has arisen or whether a dispute is just bubbling underneath the surface, our Huntsville business attorneys can help discuss your options and prepare a plan to reach a resolution at every stage of a dispute. Contact us online or call 800-294-5112 to schedule a consultation.



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