Financial Poise™ Announces “Resolving Shareholder Disputes" of the "Complex Financial Litigation for the Non-Expert" Webinar Series Now On Demand Through West Legalcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the on demand release of a new webinar “Resolving Shareholder Disputes," designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basics of complex litigation issues. Moderator Erin Hollis of Marshall & Stevens joins panelists from firms including Boodell & Domanskis, The Griffing Group and Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer to discuss common shareholder disputes.

This episode discusses common shareholder disputes. Common legal remedies, the collaborative process and dissolution are also examined.

Many people do not understand the specialization that the legal industry has undergone in the past several decades. Just as one would not go to a dermatologist for lung cancer, one would not ask a tax attorney to defend a DUI.

The specialization goes even deeper: litigation over commercial disputes should be handled by someone with deep experience with such disputes. The best criminal defense attorney or divorce litigator is simply not the likely best choice because, among other reasons, issues tend to repeat themselves.

This is not to say that once an attorney has done one “XYZ case,” she is an expert at all “XYZ cases.” The truth is that the expression “the practice of law” exists for good reason. This Financial Poise webinar series explores four common litigation scenarios involving complex financial issues.

The 3rd episode of the "Complex Financial Litigation for the Non-Expert" series is available now on demand! "Resolving Shareholder Disputes" (Register Here) features Moderator Erin Hollis of Marshall & Stevens. Erin is joined by Max A. Stein of Boodell & Domanskis, Daniel Van Vleet of The Griffing Group and Lisa Vandesteeg of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer.

Shareholder disputes happen for various reasons. All are counterproductive to the goals of the company. Disputes are often difficult, complex and expensive to resolve. Whether due to personal, financial or operational disagreements, shareholder disputes can destroy a business. In some cases, shareholder agreements and by-laws do not provide helpful resolutions.

This episode discusses common shareholder disputes, such as

  • breach of duty,
  • shareholder oppression,
  • non-competes,
  • shareholder departure (voluntary or involuntary) and
  • power struggles due to death of a majority shareholder.

We also examine common legal remedies, the collaborative process and dissolution. Additionally, provisions of a buy-sell agreements are discussed, including

  • defining shareholders' roles and responsibilities,
  • selling and buying shares,
  • the method for valuing shares and
  • alternative dispute resolution language.

Each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without a background in these areas. Yet, it is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. Each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations.

Every Financial Poise webinar is designed to entertain as it teaches. Moreover, every Financial Poise episode in a series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes. Participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some or every episode.

Financial Poise™ ( provides unbiased news, continuing education and intelligence to private business owners, executives and investors. For more information contact Jennifer Storch at jstorch(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

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