Directors & Officers Liability
Shareholder & Investor Litigation
Shareholder disputes can occur for a variety of reasons. When the shareholders of a closely held corporation cannot agree on the management, direction or decision making of the company, the officers and directors of the company are quite often the target of a lawsuit. Similarly, directors and officers are targeted for suit by the investors of a bankrupt entity who want to hold someone responsible for a business’s failure. These shareholder and investor suits can include claims for breach of fiduciary duty, mismanagement, conspiracy or even fraud. Whatever the cause of the dispute or the nature of the claim, the lawyers in our Directors & Officers Liability Practice Group are adept at facilitating resolutions of even the most contentious matters. We have handled matters ranging from the simplest shareholder disputes in closely held corporations to complex multi-district litigations initiated by bankruptcy trustees or investors.