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Major Share Deals


Shareholder Essentials

Shareholder Disputes

Change in Shareholders

- Medical - Bipolar, etc.

- Personal Issues

- Greed & Dishonesty

Freeze-out / Squeeze-out

Post Buy-out Disputes

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Ownership under Attack


Minority shareholder interests (Oppression)

Derivative Actions

Excessive Compensation

Share Valuation Issues

Disapproved Share Transfer

Corporate Deadlock

Dispute from Death

Dispute from Disability

Shareholder Litigation




Resolving shareholder disputes so as to make the best of a difficult situation, and minimize the damage to the company and shareholders.

The reality is that shareholder disputes do happen and lawyers are called upon to attempt to resolve such conflicts. Where there is a shareholders agreement, there is a blue print through which the shareholders can attempt to resolve their disagreement. Without a shareholders agreement, the hurdles to reaching a settlement become far more contentious, thus increasing the prospect of court litigation (or alternatively mediation and arbitration).

Shareholder disputes can take on many forms, including:

- shareholder changes, whether medical (i.e. bipolar, schizophrenia), personal (i.e. divorce, drugs, alcohol, gambling), or pure and simple greed and dishonesty

- minority shareholder freeze-outs / squeeze-outs

- post buy-out disputes

- breach of fiduciary duty

- attacks against ownership and/or management

- self-dealing to the detriment of the company and other shareholders

- minority shareholder interests (oppression remedies)

- derivative lawsuits by shareholder on behalf of the corporation

- excessive executive compensation claims

- share valuation issues and shareholder appraisal rights

- disapproval of share transfers

- corporate deadlock disputes

- problems resulting from a shareholder's death or disability

The reality is that even though the shareholders may have been on the same page on day one, people change and situations change over time, such that disputes can arise from relationship that previously seemed like the 'perfect fit'.

At Neufeld Legal P.C., we undertake significant and complex shareholder disputes, amongst shareholders or with the company, its directors and officers, whether in Calgary, Toronto, New York City or elsewhere. Contact us at 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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