OsgoodePD’s Shareholder Disputes and the Closely-Held Company 2023: Rights and Remedies for Litigators and Corporate Advisors

Author: Alexandra Karacsony, Program Lawyer, Osgoode Professional Development

Shareholder disputes are a notorious part of business life: What every legal professional needs to know about managing bitter conflicts and disputes that often engulf the shareholders of closely-held corporations in 2023.

When the relationship sours among shareholders in a closely-held company, legal professionals need to be prepared to rapidly deploy the latest strategic and tactical advice to their often distraught clients, and with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, in order take advantage of the full range of available shareholder rights and remedies.

Business counsel and litigators must stay current on key legal developments and best practices in this tenuous area.

OsgoodePD’s Shareholder Disputes and the Closely-Held Company 2023: Rights and Remedies For Litigators and Corporate Advisors program, running May 11, 2023, will empower you with the most up-to-date and best available legal information, developments and practical guidance you need to manage these common but increasingly complex, and seemingly intractable, commercial disputes, so that you can deliver effective advice to your clients. Fully updated for 2023, this acclaimed program will provide you with the latest insights, useful examples and valuable considerations involving the full array of rights and remedies available to shareholders, as well as proven strategies and techniques to navigate various stages of a dispute and tips to proactively prevent a dispute from arising.

Get the leading edge you need to stay current on legal developments and best practices in the tenuous area of shareholder disputes in order to deliver results.

Over one intensive day, leading experts will take you through the ins and outs of resolving conflicts, both inside and outside of the courtroom, to equip you with the latest tools and solutions and to develop fluency with the current and emerging state of the law and business realities.

Program Highlights:

  • “An ounce of medicine is worth a pound of cure”: expert tips for preventing disputes from arising
  • Choosing the appropriate remedy – including the latest in law, emerging trends and imaginative uses of the oppression remedy
  • Updates in case law and recent approaches taken by courts
  • Navigating fiduciary obligations, conflicts of interest, and due diligence requirements – including assessing the conduct of directors and officers
  • Methods for ensuring that shareholder conflicts don’t erode the value of the business
  • Practical considerations for managing claims and interim remedies, including injunctive-type relief
  • Cost-benefit assessment for choosing a dispute resolution mechanism, as well as proven techniques to use when the dispute turns to litigation
  • Managing accounting and valuation issues – when to bring in a financial expert? What is the expert’s scope? Methods for analyzing and valuing the business and the categories of documents to request from opposing parties to assist your expert in preparing a valuation
  • Best approaches for developing settlement positions
  • Optimizing litigation strategies and tactics, including for presenting your case and evidence during litigation
  • Insolvency proceedings, windups, and derivative actions – explore the other ways for shareholders to seek redress under business corporation legislation as well as the value creditors place on certain remedies
  • Strategies and best practices for navigating the unique cultural and family dynamics that can arise in closely-held companies and shareholder disputes – how to walk the thin line

Who Should Attend:

  • Commercial litigators
  • Corporate-commercial lawyers involved in managing/resolving shareholder disputes in closely-held companies
  • In-house counsel in closely-held companies
  • Paralegals and law clerks
  • Lawyers who draft or advise on shareholders agreements

Here’s what some recent participants have shared:

“Clear and concise explanation of complex subject matter.”
Chad Lamoureux, Barrister & Solicitor

“Very good [and] helpful review of the existing and developing law in the area.”
Peter Roy, Roy O’Connor LLP

“Great reference to cases and real-life examples.”
Ekta Rampersad, Attorney-at-Law, Law Chambers

“Great information, examples and scenarios.”
Jennifer Hand, Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP

Shareholder Disputes and the Closely-Held Company 2023: Rights and Remedies For Litigators and Corporate Advisors

May 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
(Online – Live)


June 5, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
(Online – Replay)

Can’t make the date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

Register today, or learn more and view the full program agenda.

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