When investors and management form a company, they usually expect and hope that they will always get along, and most of the time, they do. But sometimes, they don’t. That’s when Lightfoot can help.

We regularly represent individuals and companies in disputes between and among business owners, whether the business is a corporation, partnership, or LLC. The types of disputes vary, from disagreements over business finances and operations – buy-outs, mergers, executive compensation, and use of corporate assets – to the owners’ rights to financial and other information about the company and interpretation of shareholder and LLC member operating agreements. Often these take the form of shareholder derivative actions and suits for minority owner oppression, with which we have particular expertise.

In all of these disputes, we pride ourselves on reaching a business resolution to a business problem. That involves not just legal insight, but business insight and out-of-the-box thinking and creativity.