Company Breakups and Owner Disputes
Sometimes owners’ exits are unplanned – when they can no longer get along with other owners, or when their objectives significantly diverge. This program covers:
- the discipline of analyzing and negotiating business breakups and shareholder disputes
- legal rules that affect resolution of these matters
- business, tax, and financing considerations
- negotiating leverage
- case studies and solutions reached – war stories of the presenters
The focus is on corporations and LLCs organized in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. The presenters, Karen Shapiro and Tom Parrott, are business and M&A attorneys with substantial real-life experience in negotiating resolutions of breakups and owner disputes with and without litigation.
Karen N. Shapiro, Esq., Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
Whether her clients are buying or selling businesses, raising capital, negotiating commercial contracts, or addressing employment issues, Karen is uniquely prepared to advise businesses and help them achieve their objectives. She helps clients throughout the full lifecycle of a business: from building new enterprises to managing thriving businesses and transitioning ownership to others when the time is right. In addition, Karen is particularly well versed in dealing with business disputes including disputes among business owners and a variety of employment related claims. Her clients view her as an external general counsel and trusted advisor.
Tom Parrott, THINKLaw, PLLC
Tom is a business attorney with 35 years’ experience in assisting entrepreneurs and their businesses. His background is in corporate and LLC law, mergers and acquisitions, transactions, company governance, fiduciary duty counseling and representation, and business breakups and shareholder disputes. Tom has served as outside general counsel to many of his clients, quarterbacking the handling of their legal needs.