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Albany Ownership Disputes Dissolutions

When to Hire a Business Dispute Lawyer

Legal Counsel for Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

The commercial litigation team at Hacker Murphy is highly respected. We understand that despite the best of intentions of people at the beginning of a business relationship, things often change. Shareholders, members or partners who start out with the same goals sometimes find themselves at odds over the direction or control of the company in later years. Whether you work it out, arrange a buyout or dissolve the business, you need experienced legal guidance and representation.

The acclaimed and experienced attorneys of Hacker Murphy, LLP, counsel business owners and shareholders in resolution and litigation of internal business disputes. We believe that early intervention can de-escalate conflicts and allow for a negotiated solution, while also positioning you for the possibility of litigation or dissolution.

Hacker Murphy represents business stakeholders and investors in the Capital District, Upstate New York, and statewide. Our accomplished legal team, led by partners James E. Hacker and Thomas J. Higgs, bring decades of courtroom success as well as results in the mediation and arbitration of these tense and tangled disagreements.

Experienced NY Business Ownership Dispute Lawyers

Our knowledgeable legal team handles dispute resolution cases, such as:

We have handled every scenario, from a “falling out” between partners to calculated power plays: disagreements about profits or management, disputes about new partners or investors, minority shareholder oppression and freeze-out attempts, or a mutual decision to divvy up the assets (and liabilities) of an enterprise that has run its course.

The possible remedies are just as diverse: agreeing to disagree, reorganizing the entity or revising the partnership or operating agreement, a negotiated buyout or a court-ordered dissolution, a mediated break-up or full-fledged “business divorce” litigation.

We take the time to understand the scope and nature of the dispute and to first explore out-of-court solutions. In the event that this ends up in court, you have a seasoned team of business litigators who can protect your personal interests and the business entity.

Contact us to schedule a consultation about your shareholder or partnership dispute. We can meet you at one of our offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs, or at a location more convenient for you. Call (518) 284-3183 today.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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