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Resolving Disputes Over Family Businesses In Massachusetts

If you have gotten embroiled in a dispute with family members over ownership and control of a family business, our Boston family business litigation attorneys at Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, LLP, have the experience to protect your rights and interests.

Family business disputes typically involve several overlapping areas of law, including corporate law, family law and, sometimes, probate law. As a midsized general practice firm, we are ideally situated to address the complex issues that arise in these cases.

Carefully Evaluating The Unique Facts Of Your Case

Family businesses come in all shapes and sizes, from sole proprietorships and partnerships that have never been formally organized to large corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) governed by complex shareholder and member agreements.

All too often, family businesses are either the source of major family disputes or end up suffering when those disputes get out of hand. Our firm regularly represents clients in all types of disputes over family businesses, including but not limited to the following:

  • Divorce cases: Divorce can have a major impact on a family business. Our attorneys have extensive experience addressing the family business issues that can arise during a divorce case, including valuation, asset distribution, severance and dissolution.
  • Probate disputes: The probate process is another area where disputes about the ownership and control of family businesses frequently arise. The lawyers at our firm have represented clients in many probate disputes, including family business disputes.
  • Corporate succession disputes: Any effort to transfer full or partial ownership of a business from one family member to another can trigger disputes with other family members. We represent clients in corporate succession disputes.

If you are involved in any type of dispute over a family business that may end in litigation, contact us today to discuss what the experienced lawyers at our firm can do to protect your rights and help you pursue the best possible outcome.