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Texas Business Dissolution Law Firm

 

Who We Are

We are experienced trial lawyers who handle complex business disputes, and we focus a significant part of our practice on handling Business Divorce matters. We work closely with majority owners and minority investors in private Texas businesses to help them resolve conflicts with their business partners.

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Texas Business Dissolution Law Firm

Business Divorce Blog: Recent Blog Entries

Employee Ownership 101: Pitfalls for Employees as Minority Owners in Private Companies

On the face of it, the grant of minority ownership interests to key employees in private companies should be a win-win for both emerging companies and also for key employees of the business. The company offers an equity stake to key employees, but pays them modest, below-market compensation to help launch and grow the business.

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Valuation 101: The Buck Stops Here—Valuing a Minority Interest in a Private Texas Company With a Contractual Buy-Sell Provision

As we discussed in our post on February 5, 2015, the wise investor recognizes the critical importance of a “corporate prenup” and will therefore insist on securing some form of buy-sell agreement before investing in a limited partnership, limited liability company, or closely held corporation. 

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When Duty Calls – What It Means to Owe Fiduciary Duties In Managing, Directing or Controlling a Private Company

Whether you are a company founder, a corporate officer or director, general or limited partner or simply an investor, if you are involved in a private company, it pays to understand the basics of fiduciary duties. The phrase “fiduciary duty” may conjure up images of a dusty, wood-paneled trust and estates department, but it is a critical element in the healthy functioning of a private company.

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What We Do

We are driven by a passion to resolve business conflicts for our clients. Whether we achieve our client's business goals in the boardroom or through trial in the courtroom, we secure outstanding results for our majority owner and minority investor clients who have conflicts arising out of their ownership interests in private companies.
Jason Fulton on What We Do

Path to Success

We guide our clients and protect and enforce their rights when they have conflicts with their business partners. We closely evaluate all organizational documents and the underlying facts, we develop creative strategies that we implement in negotiations, and when necessary, we litigate aggressively for our clients to achieve their business objectives.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Ladd Hirsch’s detailed preparation for the arbitration and his tenacity during the hearing itself was the main reason that we were successful in achieving such a favorable award. Diamond McCarthy’s diligence and creativity was instrumental in overcoming the other side’s vigorous defense. We will miss working with you and your team.”

Matt Renner, National Real Estate Management Corporation

“Diamond McCarthy consistently takes on cutting edge issues in the most complex of business and financial cases. Their lawyers are creative, tough, yet pragmatic. They understand the needs of their clients and stand behind you through adversity and never sacrifice either zeal or integrity.”

Geoff Berman – Vice-President of Developmental Specialists, Inc., Los Angeles, California

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Resources

Balance of Power: Is Someone's Ox Being Gored?
Click to download 'The Balance of Power Between Majority Owners and Minority Investors in Texas, Private Companies: Is Someone's Ox Being Gored by Texas Law, and if so, Whose?'

The Frying Pan Into the Fire
Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire – The Perils of Acquiring Minority Stock Ownership in a Private Texas Company Through Divorce Settlement or Decree Download

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Dallas

Tower at Cityplace | 2711 N. Haskell Avenue, Suite 3100 | Dallas, Texas 75204
Phone: (214) 389-5300 | Fax: (214) 389-5399

Houston

Two Houston Center | 909 Fannin Street, 15th Floor | Houston, Texas 77010
Phone: (713) 333-5100 | Fax: (713) 333-5199

New York

620 Eighth Avenue | 39th Floor | New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 430-5400 | Fax: (212) 430-5499

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With offices in Houston and Dallas Texas Business Divorce a division of Diamond McCarthy LLP assists clients throughout Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Fort Worth, Galveston, Amarillo, Abilene, and Waco.



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