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Ownership Disputes

Philadelphia Ownership Dispute Attorneys

Business Ownership & Partnership Disputes in Pennsylvania

Often, in the course of a business, ownership disputes may arise. These disputes can involve a wide range of issues, but they typically involve one party feeling that another has not properly and/or adequately represented the best interests of the business.

Regardless of the cause, such disputes can cause serious disruptions. It is always best to address and resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is where the help of an experienced business litigation lawyer from van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin comes in.

With more than two decades of combined experience, our Philadelphia ownership dispute attorneys work to develop innovative strategies aimed at resolving various ownership and partnership issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. We make it our goal to minimize disruptions and achieve resolutions that protect the best interests of our clients and their business ventures.

Schedule a free and confidential consultation with our team today; call (215) 486-0123 or contact us online to get started.

Common Ownership & Partnership Disputes

Ownership and partnership disputes run the gamut from breach of fiduciary duty to breach of contract and everything in between.

At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, we represent clients in all types of ownership and partnership disputes, including but not limited to those involving:

  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of operating duty
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Misappropriation of business assets
  • Minority shareholder claims
  • Disagreements related to business direction or operation
  • Compensation-related issues
  • Removal of directors/officers

Regardless of the nature or complexity of your case, our team can assist you in protecting your rights and pursuing the best possible outcome. We understand the sensitive nature of ownership disputes, as well as the importance of prioritizing the continued success of your business. Because of this, we provide our clients with highly personalized and attentive legal services, all while aggressively litigating on their behalf. Our seasoned trial lawyers are fully prepared to advocate for you in and out of the courtroom.

Types of Businesses & Business Partners We Help

While ownership disputes are most common among smaller, closely held businesses, they can also arise in the context of large corporate entities with multiple shareholders, including minority shareholders. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, we represent all types of businesses and business partners in a wide variety of ownership, partnership, and shareholder disputes.

Our Philadelphia ownership dispute attorneys have successfully represented:

  • Small businesses
  • Family businesses
  • Corporate entities
  • Shareholders
  • Business partners
  • Co-owners

In addition to helping our clients resolve disputes, we also assist in creating plans to prevent future issues. This includes legacy planning, and business succession planning, as well as drafting, reviewing, and enforcing various business and ownership contracts.

What Clients Say About Us

Caring Deeply About Our Clients and Their Families
  • “Micheal van der Veen was my attorney and he did an outstanding job on my case. He really listens and cares about your situation no matter how big or small and also makes you feel right at home when your in his office.”

    - Matt Swisher
  • “The van der Veen team treats you as family. We win together. You are not just a client, but a family member when you choose this office.”

    - Antonio Walker
  • “It has been a real pleasure to work with Mr. van der Veen and his team. They really care not only about the case and the legal issues, but mainly about the person. The legal work is excellent and the result in our case was simply outstanding!”

    - Nadia Hristova
In the Media

Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insight and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of Success
    We have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too Big
    Our firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized Representation

    We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client. 

  • Uncompromising Passion
    Our competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic Approach
    Not only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the Community
    Our team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
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Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.