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Category: Shareholder Disputes

Common Causes of Shareholder Disputes

This article will help to describe and explain the common causes of Shareholder Disputes. Shareholder disputes are a popular reason for a business to experience operational and financial problems. When co-owners become involved in a disagreement, this can cripple the ongoing performance of essential business tasks. It can undermine a company’s reputation and make it […]

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Force Majeure and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new relevance to an old contractual principal, “Force Majeure.” This clause discharges certain contractual obligations upon the occurrence of a force majeure event.  What obligations are discharged and under what circumstances depend on the language of the specific force majeure clause. These clauses are often included in contracts but historically […]

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3 Different Approaches to Resolving Shareholder Disputes

California shareholder disputes attorneys provide assistance if co-owners of a company become involved in a disagreement. Shareholder disputes can arise in many different situations, but are especially common in closely-held companies and/or in companies where at least some shareholders are actively involved with the day-to-day management of the organization. Shareholder disputes can be detrimental to […]

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Orange County Shareholder Disputes Attorneys

Those who financially invest in businesses clearly have a stake in the activities, and decisions made by the business or corporation in which they have invested. Although these individuals, known as shareholders, don’t wield a great deal of power when it comes to the day-to-day operations of the corporation; they do have legal recourse, in […]

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When Can a Corporation Dissolve in California?

Dissolving a Corporation The process by which a corporation ceases to exist is called dissolution. Dissolution can occur at any time by a vote of fifty percent of the corporation’s shareholders. There are a number of reasons why a corporation’s shareholders might want to dissolve the corporation. However, California law places certain restrictions on dissolution […]

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Orange County Unfair Business Competition and Trade Secrets Attorneys

In California, the Unfair Competition Law prohibits anti-competitive practices, which is designed to protect others from unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business acts or practices. Likewise, unfair competition law makes it illegal for companies to practice unfair, untrue, deceptive, or misleading advertising (AKA “false advertising”) due to the potential to harm others. In cases of unfair […]

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Demand for Shareholder Buyouts Under California Corporations Code Section 2000

Oftentimes, owners of corporations and businesses find themselves unable to work together anymore.  What happens when they are 50/50 owners?  How does the corporation move forward?  How can business decisions be made?  In many cases, they cannot. Usually, there are many available options.  But, what happens when one of the owners (or a group representing […]

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RESOLVING DISPUTES BY ARBITRATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

RESOLVING DISPUTES BY ARBITRATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Anyone who has ever been involved in litigation understands the long, gruesome process of getting their case to trial. However, this already lengthy process has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused courthouse closures and trial suspensions throughout the State. While it is […]

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Impossibility of Performance and the Commercial Frustration During COVID-19

Impossibility of Performance and the Commercial Frustration During COVID-19 COVID-19 is having a once in a generation impact on businesses and their operations. During this dynamic and uncertain time, business owners may be faced with no choice but to breach a contractual obligation, or be on the other side of a broken contract. Can the […]

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Pursuing and Defending COVID-19 Claims and Lawsuits

With the COVID-19 outbreak spreading across the globe and causing untold health and economic damage prompting legal action by businesses, consumers, workers, homeowners and many others.  These so-called “coronavirus lawsuits” will come in all shapes and sizes.  Some legitimate, some frivolous.  From breach of contract claims to commercial frustration to employment and wrongful termination cases, […]

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