Fiduciary Disputes

Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Shareholder Oppression Litigation

Fiduciary relationships arise when one undertakes a duty to act primarily for another’s benefit. Examples of fiduciaries include corporate officers and directors; general partners; trustees and executors of estates. Similarly, those in control of a corporation may have a duty not to treat the other owners of the business in an oppressive manner. Failure to fulfill that duty is referred to as shareholder oppression.

We Walk the Talk

Haynes and Boone trial attorneys have decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression. These cases include disputes between co-owners of businesses; allegations that corporate officers, directors or partners violated their duties to the business they serve; and claims that trustees or estate executors breached fiduciary duties.

We Use Our Broad Experience to Achieve Clients’ Goals

Breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder oppression lawsuits typically involve complex facts and legal issues. In addition to their personal experience with these types of cases, Haynes and Boone’s trial lawyers provide extra value to our clients by also drawing upon the experience of attorneys in our firm who advise clients regarding partnership agreements, estate planning, probate and trust administration. This teamwork approach brings the full breadth of our experience to bear in achieving the best possible result for our clients who are confronted with litigation.

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George Bramblett in AmLaw Litigation Daily: Co-Counsel in FCA Win for Abbott Laboratories
April 11, 2016

When James Hurst moved from Winston & Strawn to Kirkland & Ellis in late 2014, he was dubbed “Biglaw’s $9 Million Man” for his reportedly enormous new salary. The star life sciences litigator appears to be earning his keep. On Thursday, he and Kirkland partner Andrew Kassof co-led a trial team that delivered a blockbuster win on behalf of Abbott Laboratories in Dallas federal court, with George B [...]