Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Litigating within the corporate environment can be complex, time consuming, and exhausting. Not only are the stakes high financially, but a tarnished company reputation can put a large dent in the company’s bottom line.
Our lawyers at Achkar Law offer depth and experience in a straight-forward, practical manner, to ensure that our clients have full oversight over their options and their related possible outcomes – so that they aren’t blind sighted down the line.
How Are We Different?
Our law firm focuses on employment and corporate matters, including litigation, providing experience and knowledge that is focused on the business environment across several industries and business sizes. With our in-depth experience within the business realm, we provide advice that accounts for not only the legal side of things, but the company’s bottom line as well.
Our lawyers take pride in serving our clients as partners where we get to know the business, their strengths and weaknesses, and their core needs and values.
By having a down-to-earth approach with our clients, we make sure that our clients are what they are – people – and not just a client file number.
What Can We Help With?
We can assist with most aspects of corporate litigation whether it is more proactive work such as shareholder agreements, articles of incorporation, or policy implementation, or litigation should the need arise.
Below is a list of matters that we typically would be able to assist:
Shareholder disputes occur between shareholders of a corporation, where the company is incorporated and is owned by its shareholders. Disputes between shareholders may arise from several reasons, including violation of shareholder agreements, breaches of fiduciary duties, share price and valuation disputes, sale or ownership of businesses, and other disputes that may arise within the corporation. A shareholder agreement will typically set out the rules for dispute resolution within a corporation once a disagreement arises. Click here for more.
Partnerships apply to the owners of companies where the company is not incorporated, and the partners split the ownership of the business. Partnerships disputes may arise over the type of partnership it is, the portion of ownership of the business, the involvement and activity of the partners, dissolution of the business, bankruptcy, and misrepresentation among the partners – often leading to costly litigation battles. Click here for more.
Certain employees within a company are exposed to sensitive documents which allow them to have access to information that may be vital to the survival of the business. Employees who carry fiduciary duties are expected to act honestly, be diligent, and to make decisions that are for the best interest of the company. Click here for more.
Directors and officers of an organization carry a responsibility that pierces the corporate veil that typically applies, due to the corporation being considered a separate legal entity. Directors and officers have a broad responsibility to act reasonably, in good faith and in the organization’s best interest, when overseeing the management of the company. They are also expected to put the needs of the company above their own and to follow all applicable bylaws. Click here for more.
The tort of unlawful interference with economic relations typically requires for there to be an unlawful act, where there was an element of the intention to inflict economic harm. Where the act had accidentally inflicted harm to the economic relation, the courts have generally found it insufficient to be the tort of interference with economic relations. Click here for more.
Contact Us for Help
If you are an employer or a shareholder and require representation, or seeking to clarify your rights, our team of lawyers is happy to help you navigate your matters. Contact us at 1 (800) 771-7882, or email [email protected] and we would be happy to assist.