Freeze-Outs / Squeeze-Outs - Disputes

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Pushing-out shareholders is rarely a straightforward or clean process.

Freeze-outs, also known as squeeze-outs, represent those actions taken by the company's majority shareholders that seeks to pressure minority shareholders into sell their shares in the corporation. Majority shareholder initiated squeeze-out strategies can include the termination of minority shareholder employees and the refusal to declare corporate dividends. The legal challenge with such tactics is that they can be deemed oppressive to the minority shareholders by a court, such that the implementation of such strategies need to be carefully considered and implemented, with knowledgeable legal counsel engaged to advise as to the law and the enforceability of such tactical maneuvers.

At Neufeld Legal P.C., we undertake significant and complex shareholder disputes, amongst shareholders or with the company, its directors and/or officers, creditors or other third parties. Contact us at 403-400-4092 [Alberta], 905-616-8864 [Ontario] or

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