Shareholder Lawsuits

Baltimore-Washington Area Shareholder Lawsuits Attorney.

Helping Business In The Local Community For Over 20 Years

If you are a minority shareholder in a small business – or a majority shareholder in a large corporation – you have a right to demand accountability from the officers, directors and additional shareholders of that company. You also have the right to take action if you believe the company’s bottom line is suffering due to a shareholder's negligence, misconduct, fraud, or breach of fiduciary duty.

The law office of Joseph H. Ostad can help. We have more than 20 years experience in handling shareholder dispute cases, representing both individual and institutional shareholders. Whether you are considering filing a shareholder lawsuit or defending yourself against one, we will represent your interests.

While shareholder lawsuits can be complex, your rights are protected by law. You may be losing money due to misleading financial statements, or misconduct on part of officers, directors and other shareholders. Minority shareholders often find themselves at the mercy of powerful officers who try to impose their wills while suppressing minority opinion. Don’t let this happen to you. Here are the three most common areas of shareholder misconduct:

  1. A majority shareholder receives excess compensation

  2. The corporation creates a conflict of interest by giving special treatment to family members or friends of a majority shareholder or officer

  3. The corporation shows favoritism and rewards business opportunities to a company or companies in which a shareholder holds an interest.

Again, these types of lawsuits can be very complex in nature. That’s why an experienced litigation attorney is essential for determining if actions of certain powerful individuals have harmed the company and its shareholder.

Let Us Help You Today

Make no mistake: When it comes to shareholder lawsuits, experience matters most. The law offices of Joseph H. Ostad, P.A. has been handling shareholder disputes and litigation claims for more than 20 years. We have experience with both small and large companies. We’ll handle each step of the process professionally and quickly. We’ll work hard to protect your rights. Please contact us today for a free consultation. You can call 800-320-0080 and talk to us directly or click here to contact us online.