Fiduciary Duties in Closely Held Entities: Litigation Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defendants in Business Disputes

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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This CLE webinar will provide commercial business litigators with a game plan when litigating breach of fiduciary duties claims, focusing on causes of action, defenses, remedies, and proof. The program will discuss litigation strategies from the perspectives of plaintiffs and defendants.


Breach of fiduciary duty is a broad concept that may arise in many different business situations, including shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, director and officer liability, and fraud.

Common theories include self-dealing or conflict of interest, misappropriation of corporate funds or property, corporate neglect, misrepresentation or omission as to a statement of fact, misuse of confidential information or breach of confidentiality, and corporate aiding and abetting.

To reach a successful outcome for your client, counsel must understand how to navigate the complex decisions in fiduciary duty litigation, such as the scope of the fiduciary relationship and proof of fiduciary relationship.

Listen as our authoritative panel of litigators reviews the most recurring legal bases for commercial business lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty, key defenses, available remedies and proof requirements. The panel will present litigation strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants.



  1. Causes of action
    1. Corporate governance
    2. Different entities
    3. Employment
  2. Key defenses
    1. Corporate
    2. Employment
  3. Proving the relationship
  4. Remedies
    1. Compensatory
    2. Injunctive
  5. Litigation strategies
    1. Plaintiffs
    2. Defendants


The panel will review these and other critical issues:

  • What are the most common theories supporting a claim for breach of fiduciary duty?
  • What affirmative defenses should defendants consider?
  • What remedies are available? What are the proof requirements?


Segal, Jordan
Jordan Segal

Mantese Honigman

Mr. Segal has extensive experience as a creditor’s rights and commercial litigation attorney. He has tried cases...  |  Read More

Williamson, Ian
Ian M. Williamson

Mantese Honigman

Mr. Williamson concentrates his litigation practice on commercial and shareholder disputes. He has litigated...  |  Read More

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