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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As 2023 ends and insolvency rates hit worrying new highs, any suggestion that there is light at the end of the UK’s economic tunnel is not supported by the statistics. We look at what may lie ahead for the restructuring and insolvency sector next year. Business insolvencies to rise to new record levels in 2024. With the latest data from the Insolvency Service sadly showing the highest level o [...]