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.

Some of Our Corporate & Partnership Disputes Cases

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

  • Several years after a law partnership effectively had dissolved, successfully defended a former partner in a dispute related to the dissolution.  Effectively used the plaintiff’s impending deposition and an upcoming hearing date on our motion for summary judgment as leverage to reach a settlement in client’s favor.

  • In a corporate dissolution action that arose when our client was effectively frozen out of the business, successfully negotiated the sale of client’s shares of stock in connection with the sale of corporate-owned property.  The corporation owned several valuable pieces of property and operated a grocery business.