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Shareholder Oppression

Preventing Shareholder Oppression Claims

Close quarters create conflicts. Just ask anyone operating a closely held company. No matter how well individuals work together, personal interests often influence company decisions that not everyone agrees with. Unfortunately, such disagreements commonly lead to...

Shareholder Oppression: Freeze-Outs

Last week we wrote about one specific kind of shareholder oppression known as a squeeze-out. With a squeeze-out, the majority effectively removes the minority's right to benefit as a shareholder, and more or less forces that shareholder to sell its interest at a...

Shareholder Oppression: Squeeze-Outs

As we've written before, minority shareholder oppression can take a number of different forms and vary in its severity. Some forms of oppression simply deprive minority shareholders of certain rights they should be entitled to. More complete forms of oppression,...

Shareholder Oppression in the LLC

Last week we touched on the kinds of actions that generally constitute shareholder oppression in Oregon. Many of those actions constitute a claim for shareholder oppression whether the actions occur in the context of traditional corporation or an LLC. But, while the...

What Is Shareholder Oppression?

No successful business embraces a 'less is more' philosophy. Unfortunately, the same often holds true for the distribution of power in majority and minority shareholder relationships. Though that doesn't always create friction, sometimes majority shareholders use that...

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