Corporate & Partnership Disputes

Strategy Matters

Disputes between partners or shareholders put all parties and the company at risk.  Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz, Hogan & Martin patiently researches the issues behind your dispute to establish an efficient path toward resolution.  In many cases, we achieve a negotiated settlement, enabling you to quickly resume growing your business or move on to new ventures.  However, we aggressively pursue litigation as necessary to achieve your goals.

Our experience bringing closure to heated corporate and partnership disputes include:

Partnership Disputes

Resolved a longstanding deadlock between our client and her business partner through negotiations, avoiding expensive litigation. The business owners were equal partners without a buy-sell agreement or other provision to break a deadlock.

Shareholder Disputes

Settled a rare California Corporations Code §709 expedited trial involving a dispute among shareholders of a biopharmaceutical corporation over the election of directors.

Corporate Dissolution

Successfully prosecuted claims against a motel business’s majority shareholder for breaching a contract to sell his shares of the corporation to minority shareholder.