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Finding Resolutions In Commercial Disputes
Disputes happen despite good intentions at the outset of a business relationship. Commercial disputes can be disruptive to the management, growth and success of your business and can result in negative financial repercussions.
At Merovitz Potechin LLP, we let you focus on what is most important to you — running your business — by working with you to find efficient and effective solutions to disputes. Your business has goals. Our goal is to help you resolve your dispute so you can focus on what matters — your business. We have decades of litigation experience that will help us find cost-effective strategies.
Resolving Disputes In Ottawa and Across Ontario
Since 1976, our law firm has been helping clients in Ottawa and across Ontario address and resolve commercial legal disputes. Our lawyers have extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of commercial disputes and litigation, including disputes involving:
- Partnerships and shareholders
- Contracts involving customers, suppliers, distributors and licensees
- Construction contracts and liens
- Negligence of financial advisers
- Landlords and tenants
We are here to help you explore your legal options and find a suitable resolution. Your business goals are important to us. We will guide you through this process and work toward a solution that fits your needs and goals.
Contact Our Lawyers
Learn about how our law firm can help you. Schedule a consultation with us by calling 613-563-7544 or contact us online.
Our Business Disputes Lawyers Team
Timothy J. Grieve
Business and Corporate Law,
Commercial Real Estate,
Estate and Succession Planning,
General Corporate Matters,
Home, Buyers & Sellers,
Investing in Real Estate,
Purchase and Sale of a Business,
Shareholders and Partnership Agreements,
Wills, Trusts & Estates,
Robert J. De Toni
Commercial and Civil Litigation,
Disputes & Litigation,
Employment Law Disputes,
Insolvency & Collections,
Real Estate Litigation,
Recently Asked Questions
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Q: I own 10% of the shares of a corporation and my friend owns 90% of the shares. We both work for the Corporation and each receives $60,000 per year in salary. He has decided that to raise his salary to $100,000 even though I don’t think that is fair. He said he has control of the corporation and can do what he wants. Is that true?
A: Even though your friend has control of the corporation there are limits to what he can do. He cannot act in a manner that is oppressive to you. Raising his salary by $40,000 without justification could be found by a court to be oppressive and a court could force him to pay back his excessive salary and could even order him to buy your shares at fair value, if you wanted to sell them.