Business Law

Shareholder Disputes

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
Our business lawyers offer deep business experience and extensive knowledge of business operations to skillfully manage legal matters across the lifecycle of a business, from formation to exit strategies.

Many of our corporate attorneys have served as general counsel at privately-held, equity-backed and public corporations. We leverage this experience to effectively counsel both established and emerging businesses as they grow.

Breadth of Experience

The business lawyers at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins handle a broad range of disputes among shareholders and business owners, such as disputes over ownership, management and control. Disagreements among owners commonly involve alleged breaches of fiduciary duties, the rights and obligations of minority owners, minority “freeze outs,” shareholder derivative suits, the enforcement of organizational documents and actions seeking to pierce the corporate veil.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Frequently our corporate attorneys provide services concerning matters that may be resolved through alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration. We also function as a mediator to family businesses and other privately held businesses when difficult questions must be addressed and when better communication between owners is needed.

Meet Our Business Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Daniel Dion

Daniel G. Dion

Attorney

MA Attorney Scott A. Joseph

Scott A. Joseph

Counsel

MA Attorney Robert W. Meshel

Robert W. Meshel

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Susan Donaldson Novins

Susan Donaldson Novins

Partner

MA Attorney Stephen N. Wilchins

Stephen N. Wilchins

Partner

Representative Work

Provided high caliber legal counsel to help a business owner sell land, relocate the business, and thrive.

Represented clients in the purchases and sales of businesses and divisions in various industries.

Represented clients in various joint ventures and limited liability company transactions.

Represented clients in corporate management and governance disputes.

Represented clients in connection with day-to-day business strategy, business operations, and various contracts and governance issues.

Represented clients in succession planning and sales of business to senior management.

Represented clients from entity selection and organization to operations and to exit.

Why WCN for Business Law

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our attorneys are experienced as in-house counsel, skilled and proven to provide pragmatic advice coupled with strong business acumen, practicality and instincts.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, we work with our business clients from formation through exit planning providing sound and consistent guidance throughout the stages of your business.

Our experienced business lawyers advise on a full range of business matters, including:

We counsel our clients through challenging corporate governance issues such as management and shareholder disputes and corporate break-ups and generational transfers, and other changes of control to ensure compliance with the rights of shareholders and creditors.
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