Corporate litigation is the area of business law that involves providing legal counsel and representation in lawsuits to corporate business enterprises. Complex corporate litigation in Pensacola Florida typically involves business entities such as corporate business partnerships, shareholders, members and directors of corporations. Because of all the intricacies related to corporate law, a corporation requiring complex corporate litigation in Pensacola Florida needs an experienced corporate attorney to handle these specialized types of legal matters.
The parties to corporate lawsuits can be quite varied. Business partners may initiate a lawsuit against one another for breach of a partnership agreement, and a corporation may sue a business partnership for fraud and/or breach of contract. Corporate shareholders can sue corporate directors for a breach of fiduciary duty owed to the corporation. While the corporation itself can be a party to a lawsuit, in these instances, the plaintiff is typically limited to the corporate assets and not the personal assets of the shareholders.
Some of the types of legal issues associated with complex corporate litigation are breaches of contract/fiduciary duty, employment relations, and regulatory compliance. Corporate lawsuits most frequently are related to the rights and fiduciary duties of directors, officers and majority stockholders in the context of an enormous variety of corporate acts and transactions such as:
- Tender offers
- Sales of assets
- Proxy fights
Plaintiffs in a corporate lawsuit may be entitled to monetary, injunctive and other equitable relief, depending upon the facts surrounding the cause of action. Contact a Florida corporate attorney for more information about complex corporate litigation.