Protecting Your Minority Interest in a Corporation - Shareholders Rights

Protecting Your Minority Interest in a Corporation

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On March 13, 2018

Protecting Your Minority Interest in a Corporation

Are you concerned about protecting your minority interest in a corporation in California?  Are you experiencing shareholder oppression or other aggressive tactics by majority shareholders or company executives or directors?  Are you concerned about the direction or management of the corporation?  Has the corporation failed to declare a dividend or provided a dividend which does not reflect the success of the company?  How can the Watkins Firm help to resolve the issue(s) at hand while protecting your minority interest in a corporation?

California has strong laws to protect minority shareholders from abuses of majority interests and attempts to limit access to corporate information.  As a minority shareholder, you have the right to inspect the books and accounting of the corporation with appropriate notice.  While there are varying degrees of access to other corporate information such as the minutes of meetings or the list of shareholders, the shareholders rights attorneys at the Watkins Firm can and will help you to assert your rights to gain access to the information you need.  When majority interests and/or corporate management are attempting to bully you or to manipulate the value of your investment there are legal strategies which will protect that investment and the value of your shares.

We step in and work to resolve the challenges you face.  If it is a matter of fair access to information, the books or accounting we put the corporation and its management on notice and work to ensure proper access.  When majority positions attempt to pressure you to sell or manipulate circumstances to reduce or eliminate the value of your position we take immediate action to preserve all options and to hold them accountable to the law.

If you are a minority shareholder concerned about protecting your minority interest in a corporation we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.

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