Addressing Shareholder And Partnership Disputes

Running a family business or engaging in business with partners is frequently highly rewarding. However, business relationships that start off with promising hopes and goals can run into difficulties over time. Differences over the direction of the business can adversely impact day-to-day operations. Fluctuations in the economy can put strains on profits, leading to disputes among shareholders, stakeholders, family members and partners alike. Minority stakeholders may have legal concerns when profits are stable, but dividends are scarce.

Business Knowledge, Experience And Our Integrated Approach Matter

Bryan • Hinshaw is a leading business law, litigation and mediation firm in San Francisco, California, devoted to protecting the rights of clients in high-stakes shareholder and partnership disputes. Our dispute resolution attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience representing clients in local courts throughout the Bay Area. We work diligently to provide strategic solutions to tough legal problems aimed at meeting each client's unique needs and financial budgets. Our integrated practice areas are clear strengths of the firm in resolving internal business disagreements. For instance our business succession planning experience is a vital resource when a business divorce may be necessary. We have extensive experience protecting the rights of clients in the dissolution of a partnership.

We strive to guide our clients to strategic solutions informed by practical business sense to achieve cost-effective goals and options. Our integrated experience recognizes that family members with business disputes still have lifelong connections and the family-run entity needs to find common ground in dispute resolution. Since 1981, our lawyers have focused on specific practice areas that frequently overlap to produce results that fit well with the overall needs our clients seek to protect.

We are well-situated to protect your rights while defending or prosecuting internal business lawsuits involving:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of the duty of loyalty
  • Partnership or shareholder freeze-outs
  • Fraud or issues of conversion of profits
  • Self-dealing
  • Corporate governance disputes

Call To Learn How We Can Resolve Your Partnership Dispute

To discuss your legal problem with a knowledgeable partnership dispute attorney in San Francisco, call 415-906-3085 or send us an email to request your initial interview. We have flexible payment options. Our office is located in the financial district and we serve clients throughout the Bay Area, including in Silicon Valley, Marin County, Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco-Sacramento corridor.