Partnership and Shareholder Dispute Resolution
For a number of very good reasons, shareholder and partnership disputes are often referred to as "corporate divorces." In fact, if not properly managed by the legal counsel involved, these disputes can easily become just as ugly and expensive as the most high-profile marital break-ups.
At Hagner & Zohlman, attorneys Thomas Hagner and John Zohlman (both of whom have been certified in Civil Trial Law by the New Jersey Supreme Court) draw from more than 50 years of combined litigation experience in seeking to resolve disputes between business partners, among family members and between majority and minority shareholders throughout New Jersey.
The lawyers other professionals turn to: Our firm has consistently been called upon to serve as council for disputes among lawyers, law firms, physicians, health care entities, accounting firms, engineering firms and other professional practices. We believe that fact speaks volumes about our professional capabilities and the level of personal attention and service we provide.
In practice, we make use of all available and appropriate means — including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and the courts — to resolve business partnership and shareholder disputes in a timely, cost-effective and dignified manner.
In doing so, we work closely with our clients. We evaluate each individual business on its own terms. We carefully review the relevant shareholder and partnership agreements that form the basis for contract disputes, shareholder oppression claims and contested business succession plans. We develop creative, innovative and effective solutions — working with provisional directors, custodian receivers, forensic accountants, business evaluators and real estate appraisers as needed.
In some situations, we have been able to divide businesses into separate, viable entities. When this is not feasible (as is often the case), we can effectively protect our clients' interests in many other ways.
We are proud to provide the quality counsel and service that professionals, executives, businesses, and other law firms rely on to protect their interests. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you. To arrange that meeting, call our law offices in Cherry Hill at 1-866-720-6560 or contact us online.