|Areas of Practice|
Business owners regularly call upon Pashman Stein attorneys to help resolve disputes with their business partners before problems escalate into litigation. Once in litigation, our clients rely on us to vigorously protect both their interests and the well-being of their company. Whether it is a dispute over the taking of profits, the use of company assets, or a new strategic direction, the unfortunate reality for many businesses is that disputes inevitably arise among corporate owners and senior management. Pashman Stein attorneys are experienced in anticipating problems that may develop, allowing us to skillfully assist clients in negotiating and drafting corporate governance documents that reduce the likelihood of future disputes.
Whether it is for a small family-owned business or a larger business venture, our attorneys prepare well-written and comprehensive ownership agreements that clearly define the rights and obligations of each owner, while helping to minimize complications that inevitably will occur. Formation documents prepared by our attorneys also provide fair and efficient mechanisms for resolving disputes among owners that are designed to reduce the disruption and costs that often are incurred in resolving such disputes.
When informal negotiations fail to produce a resolution, clients turn to Pashman Stein attorneys who have a demonstrated track record of successfully vindicating their rights through litigation. When their business is on the precipice of being torn apart, clients rely on Pashman Stein attorneys to aggressively pursue their interests and defend their rights.
Our clients include officers, directors, and majority and minority shareholders. We prosecute and defend all matters of partnership disputes, including oppression of minority share holder claims, dissolution proceedings, valuation proceedings, corporate governance disputes, claims of breaches of fiduciary duty, theft of corporate opportunities claims, breaches of restrictive covenants, and claims for advancement of legal fees and indemnification.
Our experienced litigators regularly appear in New Jersey’s Chancery Courts, where shareholder disputes typically are litigated. Shareholder litigations often begin with emergent requests for relief from the court, and Pashman Stein attorneys are prepared to respond immediately to defend against or seek such relief.
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