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Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C.
1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
1776 South Naperville Road, Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189

Shareholder Dispute Attorneys

DuPage County Business Dispute Attorneys

Lawyers for Owner and Partner Concerns

At Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., we realize that when a business has more than one owner, shareholder, or partner, disagreements can arise quickly. Owners and shareholders may become concerned about how the company is being managed, the direction of the business, and countless other issues which could lead to bitter disputes. In some cases, such disputes have the ability to completely destabilize the company and threaten its future, especially if there are accusations of irresponsibility or wrongdoing.

Since our firm was founded in 1979, we have provided trusted counsel and reliable representation for executives, managers, partners, shareholders, and other parties in disputes of all types. Our attorneys develop long-standing relationships with our clients, which gives us unique insight into the inner workings of the company in question and the ability to offer guidance and advice during a tumultuous time. If a company's sustainability is threatened by a dispute between owners, partners, or shareholders, Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. can help.

Business Lawyers Who Understand Ownership Disputes

A shareholder dispute may develop any time there is disagreement between two or more individuals or entities with financial interests in a particular company. Such disputes can become extremely volatile, because each party has a stake in the long-term success of the business. Common causes for ownership disputes include allegations of:

  • Breach of contract or breach of the shareholder agreement
  • Breach of financial responsibility, including conflict of interests, questionable spending, and lack of disclosure between partners
  • The current direction of the company, including personnel decisions and investments
  • Owners' roles in the organization
  • Disputes over the handling of trade secrets
  • Business dissolution disputes
  • Compensation structures, including profit sharing for employees and minority partners

Problem-Solving Attorneys

A properly executed shareholder or partnership agreement can help avoid many ownership disputes or at least provide an avenue for resolving them. More serious disagreements, including those regarding the agreement itself, may necessitate a buyout of the interests of the dissenting owner or owners. If a buyout is not appropriate or possible, the attorneys at Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. will utilize a variety of methods to help our clients find a solution. We can facilitate direct negotiations or advocate on behalf of our clients in mediation, arbitration, or litigation as we look to reach a resolution that protects the company's long-term stability.

Call Our Office Today

If you are facing a dispute between owners, partners, members, or shareholders, contact our office for guidance. Call 630-653-1577 for a free 30-minute consultation with one of our experienced business litigation attorneys. Our firm is proud to represent private and commercial clients in Wheaton, Warrenville, Naperville, St. Charles, Geneva, Kane County, Will County, and DuPage County.

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