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Partnership and Shareholder Disputes / Corporate Divorce

Disputes, divisions or dissolutions in closely-held companies raise special concerns. They are more, not less, complex than similar disputes in larger entities. The interpersonal dynamics, the strong emotional ties between partners and challenges of litigating disputes among small ownership groups while keeping the business alive – all these require a custom designed approach.

  • Represented seller of business against subsidiary of large public insurance company, who failed to pay earn-out due after sale. Case tried in five-day arbitration to successful multi-million dollar award to seller.
  • Represented partner in partnership dispute over clothing distribution business.
  • Negotiated the favorable departure of a minority owner and partner of a recruitment firm specializing in executive job placements in the healthcare industry throughout the United States after he had been wrongly and suddenly ousted from the firm without cause.
  • Represented the founding principal and owner of a leading Florida & Puerto Rico-based public adjusting firm in the negotiation of the complicated removal of members of the limited liability company. The other members had been self-dealing and competing with the firm in violation of their duty of loyalty in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria when the firm had dozens of large condominium contracts underway.