Ownership Issues

Disputes between the owners of a business are nothing short of commercial divorce.

Dispute Resolution

Emotions run high. The dispute can negatively impact both clients and profits, to the point of destroying the business. We can provide guidance on a number of litigation and pre-litigation matters:

  • Enforcing rights in partnership, shareholder, and operating agreements
  • Enforcing rights to inspect records of corporate information
  • Enforcing rights owed to co-owners, including rights to an appropriate share of the income
  • Protecting rights to a fair share of assets upon liquidation, including rights to an accounting
  • Requiring an entity to be dissolved upon events set forth in controlling statutes or agreements
  • Seeking a receivership when necessary to take control of the business’s assets and income
  • Pursuing or Defending Against Claims for Violations of Securities Laws, Including Claims for Securities Fraud


Business has two certainties: unending work and risk. Good advice at the start of your business, and at critical stages in its growth, is risk-management. It helps you protect yourself from liability that stems from problems related to the business, and minimizes the risk of problems with co-owners when the difficult moment arises. We can provide advice in a number of areas, including the following:

  • Choice of business structure, such as a corporation or limited liability company
  • Placement of business headquarters, and other issues impacting tax liability
  • Agreements between shareholders, partners, or other owners

Let’s Get Started

We look forward to helping you effectively handle your dispute involving a co-owner, so that you can focus on keeping your business together. Please call us at (415) 800-3937 or send us an email at rick@crperrylaw.com to learn how we can make a difference.