Shareholder / Partnership Disputes

BusinessResolving Legal Disputes Between Business Partners and Shareholders

Few disputes are more damaging to a business — or to business owners — than those involving partners and shareholders. Achieving a successful resolution to partnership or shareholder disputes takes not only legal knowledge and negotiation skills, but also business knowledge and a degree of finesse.

Pleasanton Partnership Dispute Attorney

At the Law Offices of James G. Schwartz, business lawyer Jim Schwartz has more than thirty years of business law and litigation experience. He is also the owner of a successful business, which allows him to bring firsthand knowledge to the issues his clients face. Mr. Schwartz and his legal team represent owners and shareholders in small and mid-sized companies in the Bay Area, in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and throughout Northern California.

When you need skillful legal help resolving a partnership or shareholder dispute, a lockout situation, bringing or fighting a business management lawsuit, or dissolving a business partnership, contact our Pleasanton law firm to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.

Partnership disputes can arise from a number of causes, including:

  • Violation of trade secrets
  • Misappropriation of company funds
  • Fraudulent or misleading financial reports
  • Management disagreements over roles, finances, direction of company
What Is a Successful Resolution?

While a judgment in court is one successful outcome, there may be other successful outcomes to partnership or shareholder disputes. One may be more likely to obtain a negotiated buyout or a change in management role or corporate structure through negotiations, mediation or arbitration.

At the Law Office of James G. Schwartz, our legal team stays attuned to our clients' immediate and big-picture goals. Taking a case to court can pose a risk. If we believe we can achieve a successful result while avoiding the costs associated with a lawsuit, we will advise our client to do so. However, we do not shy away from taking a case before a judge or jury. Our lawyers have extensive trial court experience in a wide range of business cases in state and federal court, and in civil appeals court.

When you need sound legal advice and aggressive representation, contact an Alameda County shareholder dispute attorney at the Law Office of James G. Schwartz to discuss your legal options.

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