Shareholder Disputes

  • Overview
  • Experience
  • People

Shareholder disputes, corporate governance challenges and claims of shareholder oppression can be life threatening events for large public and closely-held businesses alike. Having represented hundreds of clients, ranging from minority and controlling interests to the directors and officers of multi-national, Fortune 500 public companies, Lindquist & Vennum attorneys offer an exceptional breadth of experience and depth of insight when crisis strikes.

We have a proven track record of successfully defending shareholder derivative and shareholder class action cases against corporate boards and executives, including efforts to halt multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions, stockholder challenges for corporate control, claims for breach of fiduciary duties of corporate managers, dissenter and appraisal proceedings, and shareholder-to-shareholder “squeeze-out,” “freeze-out,” and related claims alleging shareholder oppression.

Our litigators are known for their ability to assess the issues of each unique matter and develop a sound and practical strategy to achieve the best possible result for our clients. We also regularly advise corporations and their boards and executives on matters related to fiduciary duties, indemnification, governance, disclosure, and internal investigations.

Experience
  • Charter Bank Eau Claire v. Todd L. Johnson—Obtained a judgment in a major dissenter’s rights business valuation lawsuit that the client’s representative described as a “three-run homer."
  • Developed and implemented a strategy for a group of minority employee/owners to gain control of a major software applications company.
  • Worked with an investor to obtain the full value for her shares in a competitive appraisal process.
  • Gerry Fisher v. Alebra Technologies—Defeated broad claims of former CEO of privately-held company concerning corporate governance and control.
  • F.P.C. Services v. Outland Renewable Energy—Successfully represented client in complex joint venture/partnership wind farm ownership dispute.   

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