Inside: Drafting the proper shareholder agreement to avoid a messy break-up

Drafting a proper shareholder agreement raises a host of questions that shareholders should answer

One way to prevent shareholder disputes, or at least reduce their frequency, is to make sure that your company has a strong and well-crafted shareholder agreement that lays out the rights and responsibilities of the shareholders.

A shareholder agreement can fulfill a variety of roles for a corporation. It can supply the answers to such important questions as the transfer of shares, corporate organization and the enforceability of these provisions.

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Thomas Patterson

Thomas E. Patterson started the Patterson Law Firm in 2000. He has 32 years of experience preparing and trying lawsuits for businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs—often...

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