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Shareholder Dispute

Lawyers for Stockholder Concerns in Santa Clara County

Shareholder Dispute Attorneys For many companies, shareholders and stockholders provide the operating capital that the business needs to function. From time to time, stock- and shareholders may become unsatisfied or take issue with the direction of the company in question, leading to potential disputes. Sometimes, such concerns may be very serious, especially if they involve allegations of wrongdoing or fiduciary irresponsibility. At the San Jose-based SAC Attorneys LLP, we provide trusted representation to business owners, executives, and shareholders in disputes of all types.

For nearly 15 years, the skilled lawyers at our firm have been serving the needs of business clients throughout the Santa Clara Valley. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience in diverse practice areas, we are equipped to help you resolve differences between shareholders in the most efficient manner possible. Our attorneys understand the value of methods such as mediation and arbitration in finding workable solutions, but we are prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf when necessary.

California Lawyers Who Understand Shareholder Disputes

A shareholder dispute may arise any time that an individual or entity with an interest in a particular company disagrees or takes issue with the actions of another shareholder or management. Shareholder disputes are particularly challenging because, by definition, each party has a financial stake in the company and its future. At SAC Attorneys LLP, our team has the knowledge and skill to help with shareholder disputes related to:

  • Breach of contract: Shareholders are bound by the terms of the company’s shareholder agreement which may limit their ability to sell their shares to certain entities, including competitors;
  • The direction of the company: Disputes may develop when one or more shareholders have a problem with the how the company is currently operating, certain personnel decisions, or spending patterns. These type of disputes are common in closely-held family companies;
  • Breach of fiduciary responsibility: Shareholders have fiduciary duties to one another, even if they do not work in the company itself. A lack of appropriate disclosure, conflicts of interests, and other financial concerns can easily trigger a dispute, especially between majority and minority shareholders; and
  • Compensation: Shareholders who work within the business should expect to receive compensation that takes into account their experience, training, and other equitable considerations. If a shareholder appears to be receiving more than what is fair, other shareholders may take issue and a dispute can quickly escalate.
Problem-Solving Lawyers in Mountain View and Morgan Hill

When shareholder disputes arise, they can threaten the stability of the entire company. At SAC Attorneys LLP, we recognize the importance of resolving shareholder disputes quickly without unduly compromising any party’s rights or interests. We will work closely with you so that we can better understand your needs and goals and tailor a solution that meets your personal and professional objectives.

If you are involved in a stock- or shareholder dispute, we can help. Contact our office by calling (408) 436-0789 and schedule your free initial consultation today. Our firm proudly represents companies, investors, shareholders, and business owners in San Jose, San Mateo, Cupertino, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and throughout Santa Clara County.

Client Reviews
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Mr. Cai Is a Diligent Attorney. My sister and I were defendants in a civil litigation case. We hired James Cai and his law firm, SAC Attorneys LLP. Mr. Cai is a diligent attorney and responded to our questions in a timely fashion. He and his staff were very helpful in keeping us informed of the proceedings of the case and in explaining each step. Mr. Cai is also very conscientious of fees and costs, and avoided unnecessary charges. The results of the Summary Adjudication sided with us. The Court Trial resulted in the “Final Statement of Decision” and “Judgment after Court Trial” overwhelmingly siding with us. Cynthia F.
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I Am Truly Impressed. After spending a significant amount of time, money and efforts with my previous counsel at a larger law firm without getting meaningful results, I transferred my employment matter to SAC Attorneys LLP. The attorneys there were able to understand the complex situations of my case and put together an aggressive litigation strategy. We were able to file a compelling complaint within a week and forced the opposing party, which was represented by one of the largest law firms in California, to make a substantial settlement offer shortly thereafter. I am truly impressed by the no nonsense and results oriented approach by SAC Attorneys LLP attorneys. A job well done! X. Gao
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They Took Time to Understand Our Technology. I am the founder of a bioinformatics start-up in the Silicon Valley and chose SAC Attorneys LLP as our corporate counsels. Their attorneys have great experience with high tech start-ups and were able to offer a highly competitive service plan while not sacrificing a bit of their quality of services. They took time to understand our technology and provided value added services by introducing investors and job candidates to us. We regard our attorneys at SAC Attorneys LLP not only as our legal advisors but also our venture partners. Dr. Pete S.