Illinois Corporate Law Attorneys

St. Louis Metro East Attorneys Handling Business or Corporate Dissolution and Shareholder Disputes

Since 1965, Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., has advised and represented the owners of partnerships, LLCs and closely held corporations who have decided to wind down or sell their companies. We also represent both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes that involve or could potentially lead to involuntary corporate dissolution.

At Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., we provide experienced counsel and advocacy, and we handle cases in state and federal courts and in arbitration. For high-quality legal representation in a shareholder dispute, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Efficient Exit Strategies for Dissolving or Transferring Businesses

We handle partnership, LLC and corporate dissolution efficiently and with all appropriate attention to detail. We provide proactive advice and counsel, as well. If you own a closely held corporation or family partnership, we can assist you to develop a business succession plan to transfer ownership and management with minimal interruption.

We understand the complex financial and operational issues involved in business and corporate dissolution. We can examine your corporate bylaws, LLC operating agreement or partnership agreement to determine the proper process and terms for dissolution. Working closely with you, we will carefully identify each action to be taken.

We can arrange for business valuation, calculate and distribute the value of shares, and negotiate, draft or review any agreements for the sale of the business or its assets. Our goal is a profitable sale or an orderly wind-down.

Resolution of Corporate and Shareholder Disputes

Many of our business attorneys are certified public accountants (CPA) or have accounting degrees. This background, combined with extensive experience in business law, corporate law, complex litigation and class action lawsuits can be extremely helpful in bringing about resolution to:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Alleged breach of shareholder agreements
  • Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by corporate boards or officers
  • Minority shareholder oppression
  • Improper actions by officers or directors

We are accomplished trial lawyers ready to protect your interests in court. However, even when shareholders are in deadlock, litigation is not always the option that will provide the best balance between costs and benefits. Our attorneys are flexible and creative as we seek solutions to your dispute, and often recommend resolving shareholder issues through arbitration.

Attorney Phillip Hamilton is a CPA and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association's commercial panel. He has worked in this area for more than 15 years.

When shareholders are in deadlock, we often recommend they sign an arbitration agreement at that point. We have often been successful obtaining the shareholders' agreement to a bidding process to determine control and prevent forced corporate dissolution.

Contact Us

For creative solutions and sophisticated legal representation in business or corporate dissolution and related disputes, contact Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C. by e-mail or call us at 618-208-0263. Centrally located in the St. Louis Metro East area, we offer convenient appointments and free parking.