We care for and defend your business interests and objectives with laser-like focus. Whether an annoyance claim or a bet-the-company disaster, we partner with you to develop and execute tailored strategies – both in and out of court – and we achieve favorable results time after time.
Since litigation typically accounts for the largest part of a company’s legal spend, our approach to fees creates a benefit to you. We collaborate with you from early case evaluation to strategy development, budgeting and, if required, to trial to maximize the chances at every stage that our fees will create a return for you. And, we are often willing to put skin in the game to make sure our work is aligned with your return.
We believe trial should be a last result and we are very adept at negotiating settlements in multiparty cases to get you the best result at the least cost. But, if you must go to trial, go with the best – our winning record in cases tried to verdict or judgment is outstanding as is our record of resolving cases by dispositive motion.
We represent owners of privately-held businesses in disputes with business partners and corporate dissolutions.
All too often, relations among co-owners of privately held businesses deteriorate to the point where they can no longer work together: they need a “business separation.” The Business Separation group brings together the diverse practice skills and experience required for the myriad challenges presented by private company disputes, and to devise solutions that allow clients to achieve their business and personal goals free of the uncertainty and rancor that can accompany a failed business relationship.
Our experienced litigators understand the intricacies of the laws governing the internal affairs of closely-held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Their extensive representation of clients in private company disputes includes judicial dissolution proceedings on behalf of both majority and minority owners, dissenting shareholder proceedings, derivative suits, books and records proceedings, and assorted other litigation among co-owners of companies in a wide variety of industries including real estate, construction, manufacturing, finance, a variety of wholesale and retail operations, auto dealerships, service companies, and more.
Often the litigation of private company disputes can be avoided by early intervention. We work closely with clients to explore and execute strategies and solutions that can eliminate the distraction, expense, and escalation of hostilities that inevitably accompany litigation.
The resolution of a business divorce often centers on the valuation of the subject company. Effective counseling requires a thorough understanding the science of valuation. Our team is experienced working in tandem for successful buyout negotiations or litigation with our business analysts and appraisers.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including both mediation and arbitration continues to grow as a more cost-effective way for businesses to resolve differences without lengthy and costly court proceedings. Our commercial litigation attorneys represent clients in arbitration, mediation and other types of ADR, and many also serve as mediators and arbitrators themselves. Mohen Cooper’s lawyers regularly counsel our clients at the pre-dispute resolution process to best prepare them for every possibility and to involve them in a process that encourages parties to work together to develop creative solutions to business disputes.