At Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., our Houston-based business attorneys have an established record of counseling and representing shareholders in a range of matters, including those involving shareholder disputes, oppression, derivative suits, and individual shareholder claims. While we provide responsive legal services to litigate claims, we also work with clients to mitigate the underlying issues behind those causes of action through the drafting of shareholder agreements.
Shareholder agreements are a means of addressing pivotal events and contingencies before they arise. By properly documenting shareholder (and partnership) rights and responsibilities, conflict can often be avoided or resolved in a cost-effective and minimally disruptive manner – preventing business disruptions, lost value and litigated disputes.
Critical components and potential areas of conflict we address in Shareholder or Partnership agreements include:
Please contact us today to find out how our Houston business attorneys can help you with your shareholder or partnership agreement or other business contract matter. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.
Predicting specific problems and disputes may be impossible, but protecting your interests through a shareholder agreement for issues that may arise is a sound legal decision well within reach. In today’s legal landscape, especially after the Texas Supreme Court struck down the shareholder oppression cause of action in Ritchie v. Rupe, shareholder agreements have also become increasingly essential for minority shareholders of closely held businesses.
As proven litigators well-versed in transactional and contract development, our firm has the foresight to structure and versatility to handle all paths to resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and assertion of claims or defense in court. Our team at Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. proudly serves clients in Houston, throughout Texas and the U.S., and is available to discuss how we can guide partners and shareholders through the process of establishing, modifying, or challenging shareholder agreements and other business contracts. We also assist our clients involved in business disputes including breach of contract violations, breach of fiduciary duties, business fraud or other bad faith situations.
To discuss how we can help you protect your financial stake in a business or resolve a dispute, call (713) 909-7323.