Shareholder disputes have a serious impact on the effectiveness and governance of a corporation. If these disputes are not resolved in a timely fashion, the ongoing success of the corporation may suffer. Obtaining advice from a knowledgeable and experienced business lawyer early in the life of a shareholder dispute can foster negotiations and hasten a resolution.
Duncan, Linton LLP is the oldest independent law firm in Waterloo, and one of the oldest firms in Ontario. Our lawyers have been advising clients on business disputes for over 160 years. We provide strategic guidance on managing risk, and protecting legal and financial interests while seeking a rapid resolution of any ongoing legal disagreements. We represent clients at negotiations and mediations, and where necessary, will advocate strongly for our clients at all levels of court.
Where shareholders (i.e. the collective owners of a corporation) feel that the company has not been acting in their best interests, they are entitled to enforce their legal rights against those who make decisions for the company. This can be done through:
- Enforcement of an existing shareholder agreement;
- Shareholder oppression claims;
- The exercise of dissent rights; and
- The triggering of contractual buy-out/valuation clauses (including “shotgun” clauses).
At Duncan, Linton LLP in Waterloo, we pride ourselves on building strong, long-term relationships with each of our clients. Our commercial lawyers work tirelessly to ensure our clients’ interests and goals are protected and that disputes are resolved quickly and efficiently.
For Advice and Guidance on Shareholder Disputes contact Duncan, Linton LLP in Waterloo
The commercial lawyers at Duncan, Linton LLP in Waterloo have many years of combined experience and in-depth knowledge assisting corporations of various sizes and stages of development through shareholder disputes. Call us at (519) 886-3340 or contact us online to speak to a member of our Commercial Litigation Practice Group.