Alberta Shareholder Dispute Lawyer
Neufeld Legal P.C. 403-400-4092
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Shareholder disputes have become increasingly prevalent amongst Alberta business owners, such that lawyers are all too often called upon in an effort to resolve such conflicts. Where there is a shareholders agreement, there is a blue print through which the shareholders might 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, spawn its own set of issues and challenges to resolution, 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 (leading to an inability to advance the company)

- 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'. .

For shareholder disputes in Alberta, Canada, contact Alberta business lawyer Christopher Neufeld with Neufeld Legal P.C. by phone at 403-400-4092 or email



Alberta Business Lawyer Christopher Neufeld is capable of serving Calgary, Cochrane, Chestermere, Canmore, Banff, Balzac, Airdrie, Strathmore, Drumheller, Hanna, Irricana, Beiseker, Standard, Okotoks, Olds, High River, Black Diamond, Jasper, Turner Valley, Longview, Nanton, Vulcan, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Cremona and Sundre, together with special projects in Edmonton, Fort McMurray and other parts of Alberta, whether from Canada or from elsewhere in the world. Neufeld Legal P.C.'s mailing address is 1600, 144 - 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. The content of this website is purely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon - as you should consult a lawyer with respect to the specifics of your particular matter.  Please review our legal disclaimer and privacy policy prior to contacting us and be advised that contacting us does not create a solicitor-client relationship.

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