The Anatomy of a Fight With Your Business Partners: Freeze-Out‚ Lock-Out‚ Squeeze-Out | Franchise Law Blog

The Anatomy of a Fight With Your Business Partners: Freeze-Out‚ Lock-Out‚ Squeeze-Out

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Are you a minority or non-controlling shareholder? Are you a partial owner of a successful New York or New Jersey Business and you are faced with a dispute or fight with your business partners? Are you experiencing pressure from your partners and shareholders?

Well if so‚ then chances are that you may be faced with acts of “shareholder oppression”. That is‚ although you may be a 10%‚ 20%‚ 40% and even 50% shareholder and owner of “your” business‚ your business partner may be using his or her “control” to pressure you to get out. How do they do this? Well the common methdology is a “freeze-out”‚ followed by a “lock-out” and then a “squeeze-out”. Examples include:

So How Do Smart Shareholders Respond and Fight Back?

We will discuss that in our next blog post (hint: they stop their partners in their tracks with an injunction). Also‚ learn more about proven responses that smart business owners and shareholders take when faced with a partnership dispute: Order a complimentary copy of Charles N. Internicola’s Book “The New York and New Jersey Partnership Dispute Guide”.

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Date: 03/24/2014 | Category: Partnership Disputes

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