Since the credit crisis of 2008, lawsuits and claims against directors and officers have risen significantly. From individuals and retail investors to institutional investors and major funds, shareholders are more likely to take legal action against directors and corporations they feel have not held up their fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the investor, particularly if the stock price takes a dramatic dip.
These claims almost always go to litigation, which can create a significant drain on company resources and a distraction to its operations — particularly if the company is facing difficult financial times already, which are likely linked to the drop in stock price.
Legal Strategies To Indemnify Directors And Offices In Lawsuits Brought By Shareholders
Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., provides skilled litigation experience in aggressively defending against these claims. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators with extensive business and corporate law acumen. We are prepared to take even the most complex financial cases to court, working to indemnify company officers and management.
While public management liability claims are much more common and more likely to make headlines, private companies can face the same types of problems. The smaller the company, the more disruptive the lawsuit may end up being to operations and the growth of the company.
These claims can be brought for a broad range of issues, including allegations of:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Mismanagement of company assets
- Unfair competition and anti-trust issues
- Minority shareholder oppression and squeeze outs
- Inadequate disclosure of significant financial information
- Widespread employment law issues throughout the organization
For more information, please contact our law offices today at 503-446-6261.