Shareholder, Partner, & Non-Competition Disputes

Even when the goals and vision for a company are in perfect alignment, there is no guarantee that business partners, shareholders and key employees will continue to see eye to eye. When conflicts arise—whether from differences in personality or management styles or in anticipation of changes in control, generational succession, major transactions, and other key business decisions—the consequences can be severe. In such disputes, swift and decisive action is necessary to protect the business or ownership rights to and in the business.

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing owners of closely held, family-owned, and other privately held businesses in a full range of disputes. Our strategy is straightforward: we work with our clients to identify goals, and when negotiation is not an option, we pursue our clients’ interests with the considerable tools in our arsenal. We have represented individuals, families, and investors in a broad range of disputes involving issues such as oppression by majority shareholders of minority shareholders, breach of fiduciary duties, usurpation of corporate opportunities, and breach of partnership, shareholder, and employment agreements, as well as the enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants and covenants not to compete, among others. In such matters, we regularly represent clients in jury and bench trials and at preliminary injunction hearings, in federal and state court, as well as and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

For most companies, confidential information, client lists, and investment in human capital are the lifeblood of their enterprise. When departing employees attempt to recruit their former employee’s key personnel or customers in violation of non-compete clauses of employment agreements, we act swiftly to enforce our clients’ rights, including obtaining temporary restraining orders and injunctions and pursuing redress in court. We also represent former employees and their new employers who find themselves subject to litigation by former employers attempting to enforce non-compete clauses in employment contracts, or who claim that the subsequent company’s hire of the employee is in violation of an existing restrictive covenant.

Mr. Dennis Abramson is one of the best lawyers in his expertise. I had a chance to consult with him in regards to a personal matter related to residency program and he went out of his way to help me and my wife. His advice was godsent and my family are lucky to have been connected to him. I highly advice anyone out there with problems related to this firm's expertise to contact Mr. Dennis Abramson and get consultation and work with their law firm. You will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for everything. — HG

Dennis is an excellent attorney. He was very responsive and I really appreciated his insight and knowledge. Highly recommend him for future potential clients. — JDH

Dennis is knowledgeable, responsive, patient, accessible, a great listener and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. He's also very easy to talk to. Highly recommend! — CR

They took the time to quickly assess my case and provide insightful information and strategy for my case. — LL

Abramson Law Firm has represented my company for 15 years in all aspects of contractual law. Dennis gets it. He finds creative ways to negotiate our needs and we have always come out on top. He has been able to settle 99% of our disputes and has exceeded our financial expectations in both lower payouts and/or higher receipts time after time. For Medical Products Laboratories, Inc as well as my personal needs there is no one better or that we would trust more than Dennis. — SS

Dennis and the Abramson Firm have been an integral part of my business for the last decade. He has successfully and professionally guided me through a number of challenges over the years. He is, and always will be, my first call in a time of need. — PG

I had the privilege of talking with Dennis for NBME/NRMP advice. He is extremely responsive and will explain things in a way that is easy to understand and make sense. I chose to contact him to reduce my risk and would definitely contact him again if I was in a bind! — AVVO review

I consulted with Dennis regarding an NRMP dispute about a match violation. He spent a significant amount of time talking me through the possible options, expected outcomes, and plans for handling complications. While I fortunately ultimately did not need to formally hire him for his services, I am incredibly grateful for his counsel and knowledge. I was sure that he would be in the best position to help me for this problem. — AVVO review

I contacted Mr Dennis regarding an ECFMG issue, he was very friendly and gave me a great advice. He didn’t charge for the consultation even it took a lot of his time. — AVVO review

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