Minority Investor Rights in Private Companies: Buy-Sell Agreements, Court-Ordered Buyouts, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the rights of minority investors in private companies who seek to secure a buyout of their ownership stake. The panel will examine what minority investors should demand in a buy-sell before investing and what claims by minority owners against majority owners for misconduct are most successful. The panel will discuss best practices for minority investors in documenting their rights and obligations when forming private companies.
- Private company regulation
- Rights of minority owners
- Limitations on claims by minority owners
- Buy-sell agreements
- Best practices
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What rights do minority investors have in private companies?
- When should a minority owner consider a claim against majority owners?
- Can minority investors force a buyout?
- What should be included in a buy-sell before investing by minority investors in private companies?
David Fowler Johnson
Managing Shareholder/Fort Worth Office
Mr. Johnson maintains an active trial and appellate practice and has consistently worked on financial institution... | Read More
Mr. Johnson maintains an active trial and appellate practice and has consistently worked on financial institution litigation matters throughout his career. He is the primary author of the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, which reports on legal cases and issues impacting the fiduciary field in Texas. Mr. Johnson's financial institution experience includes (but is not limited to): breach of contract, foreclosure litigation, lender liability, receivership and injunction remedies upon default, non-recourse and other real estate lending, class action, RICO actions, usury, various tort causes of action, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and preference and other related claims raised by receivers.Close
Peter A. Mahler
Mr. Mahler’s litigation practice concentrates on corporate dissolution proceedings, contested stock valuations,... | Read More
Mr. Mahler’s litigation practice concentrates on corporate dissolution proceedings, contested stock valuations, derivative actions and other disputes among co-owners of closely held business entities, including limited liability companies, partnerships and business corporations. He is a recognized authority and frequent lecturer on “business divorce,” about which he has written hundreds of articles on his widely followed blog, New York Business Divorce. He provides pre-litigation counseling to business owners involved in emerging disputes with business partners and, when litigation results, he represents clients through all phases of trial, appellate, mediation and arbitration proceedings.Close
Peter J. Sluka
Mr. Sluka represents a broad range of individuals and entities in all phases of complex commercial litigation,... | Read More
Mr. Sluka represents a broad range of individuals and entities in all phases of complex commercial litigation, corporate governance disputes, securities matters, and regulatory investigations. He has successfully represented prominent businesses and individuals from all industries in cases involving directors’ fiduciary duties, valuation of level 3 assets, material misrepresentations, and shareholders’ rights. Mr. Sluka regularly practices in New York State and federal courts.Close