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SHAREHOLDERS CHANGE, IMPACTING RELATIONS

When conditions change amongst shareholders or with the corporation, its officers and/or directors, this can impact relations and require legal action to protect one's corporate interests.

The reality is that even though a company's shareholders may have been on the same page on day one, people change and situations change over time, such that disputes can arise from a relationship that was previously viewed as working 'perfectly'. Yet for a broad array of reasons, shareholders can find themselves at odds and need to facilitate their separation, whether it is through an exited strategy provided by a unanimous shareholders agreement, a negotiated resolution or court litigation.

Reasons for shareholders coming into conflict with one another, such that their separation becomes a necessity for the parties to move forward, which can include:

- financial issues (i.e., personal debt, gambling)

- medical issues (i.e., bipolar, schizophrenia, terminal illness)

- health issues (both personal and family related)

- family issues (i.e., divorce, separation, adultery)

- addictions (i.e., alcohol, drugs, gambling)

- differing perspectives on the future of the business and its financing

For knowledgeable and experienced legal representation with respect to dealing with the effect of conflict amongst a company's shareholder, due to a variety of reasons, contact us at Chris@NeufeldLegal.com or as follows:

Calgary, Alberta: 403-400-4092 (admission: Alberta Law Society)

Toronto, Ontario: 416-887-9702 (admission: Law Society of Upper Canada)

New York City: 646-681-4491 (admissions: New York State Bar, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York - United States District Court)

 

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