A shareholders agreement
is a written agreement between the shareholders of a corporation intended to create terms and conditions that might not typically be included in articles of incorporation or corporate bylaws. Provisions in shareholders agreements often address items such as shareholders’ responsibilities to each other, membership of the board of directors, voting requirements, officers of the corporation, confidential contract terms, disability and retirement provisions, hiring and firing of employees, and agreements for the resolution of shareholder disputes (such as arbitration, mediation, or jurisdictional clauses). A shareholders agreement is a private business contract between shareholders, and is not a legal requirement for incorporation.
However, when shareholders agreements and similar documents are improperly drafted, they can have dramatic effects on a business and its shareholders and partners. If you have a business dispute involving a shareholders agreement, a partnership dissolution, or another similar issue, it is critical that you seek the advice of an attorney who is well-versed in business litigation and shareholder rights.
Wilkes-Barre, PA commercial litigation Attorney Jonathan S. Comitz
has the legal and business expertise get you the best possible legal outcome.
At Comitz Law Firm, LLC, we know that business relationships can be complicated, and that choosing the attorney best suited to represent you can be difficult. Whether your goal is to amend an existing shareholders agreement or business partnership, or end it altogether, you need an attorney who will fight to protect your financial interests. In cases involving business and partnership disputes, it is important to distinguish between capital contributions between partners, loans, and assets that have been purchased by a company or individual investors. It is critical to have an attorney who understands the difference between these types of assets, who knows the risks involved, and who understands the tax complications. Attorney Comitz has a record of success litigating this type of business dispute, and he also has access to a network of experts—such as forensic accountants, forensic investigators, and actuaries—who can help assess your case and put you in the best position to protect your assets.
We know that every business dispute is different, just like every business is different. If you have a business dispute involving a shareholders agreement, partnership document, bylaws, or another similar document, contact us today for a free consultation. Let us use our business litigation expertise to help protect your financial interests.