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Corporate Governance Disputes

Handling corporate disputes is fundamental to the firm’s business litigation practice. We handle dozens of them every year and have had great success resolving such disputes successfully through settlements, usually after intensive litigation. Our litigators have vast experience in this broad category of law including partnership dissolutions, fraud, corporate malfeasance, employment contracts, shareholder, and partnership disputes.

The firm’s litigation group has lengthy and deep experience litigating corporate disputes in State and Federal Courts arising from direct and shareholder derivative claims. Our Firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants with regard to claims for breach of fiduciary duty, corporate waste, and misappropriation of corporate opportunities, corporate malfeasance, and judicial dissolutions of closely held corporations, among others.

Becker & Poliakoff’s commercial litigators have represented clients in such matters utilizing a team approach to litigation in these complex cases. Therefore, almost every lawyer practicing in the commercial litigation practice group has experience in these types of cases and is well-qualified to contribute to the investigation, and if needed, litigation of any claims arising from the management and operation of corporate entity.

We have handled several cases involving disputes among officers, directors and shareholders of corporations and limited liability companies organized under Florida and other state’s law. A typical case is representation of a corporation and its majority shareholders in a lawsuit brought by a minority shareholder seeking several million dollars of damages, preliminary injunctive relief and the appointment of a receiver arising from claims of breach of partnership agreement, disparate distributions, and misappropriation of corporate opportunity. The Firm is accustomed to representing clients in cases of this nature which require the capability and depth of support necessary to engage in fact-intensive discovery typically requiring review and analysis of large volumes of documents and electronically stored information (ESI).

Name Title Phone V-Card Email Office
Perry M. Adair Office Managing Shareholder, Miami 305.260.1016 Miami
Evan B. Berger Senior Attorney 954.364.6055 Ft. Lauderdale
Adam M. Cohen Shareholder 954.364.6030 Ft. Lauderdale
Victor J. DiGioia Office Managing Partner, New York 212.599.3322 New York
Kevin Markow Shareholder 954.985.4174 Ft. Lauderdale
Gary C. Rosen Managing Shareholder 954.985.4133 Ft. Lauderdale
Gary M. Schaaf Office Managing Shareholder, Tampa Bay 813.527.3900 Tampa Bay
Michael S. Schwager Shareholder 305.351.1069 Miami
Leslie Sheekley Senior Attorney 850.664.2229 Ft. Walton Beach