Shareholder Disputes

Yankwitt LLP represents corporations, LLCs, partnerships and their constituent members in shareholder derivative litigation and business divorces. Often involving disputes between family members or longtime friends, these conflicts can be extremely personal and contentious. At Yankwitt LLP, we understand the intense strain created by these conflicts and invest tremendous resources into building close, trusting relationships with our clients that will see them through such difficult times. We always listen carefully and sensitively to our clients' concerns and work with them to develop litigation strategies that optimize their desired outcome.

Shareholder disputes are characteristically complex, requiring the simultaneous application of contract law, fraud and tort claims, and equitable relief. Our litigators draw on their many years of experience at leading New York City law firms, as federal prosecutors, and former federal law clerks to continually explore creative resolutions to these intense conflicts so that our clients can exit the litigation successfully and on their terms. In that regard, we frequently pursue alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and have obtained some of our great successes at court-sanctioned settlement conferences, mediations and binding arbitration.

If settlement is not possible, however, we will enthusiastically take cases to trial. We routinely try more cases than almost every other firm in Westchester. In light of our reputation as fierce trial lawyers, we are able to optimize outcomes in the most cost-effective manner possible. Yankwitt LLP staffs each Shareholder Dispute matter leanly with one senior attorney through summary judgment and two at trial. We focus on targeted and streamlined discovery practices, with an emphasis on dispositive motion practice, and a constant eye towards achieving the resolution that is in the client's best interest.