This site collects and analyzes the evolving Texas law of shareholder oppression and the rights and duties of owners of closely-held corporations and other business entities. You will find resources useful both to business owners and to the lawyers who represented them. The focus is on Texas law, but the law of other jurisdictions is also discussed. Click below to review the index pages for each section:
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What is the Shareholder Oppression?
Shareholder Oppression, sometimes referred to as minority oppression or minority shareholder oppression, is the systematic violation of the rights of minority shareholders of closely-held corporations by the controlling shareholders, officers and directors. Typically, oppressive tactics are designed to "freeze out" shareholders, that is to eliminate any value of continued share ownership, or to "squeeze out" such shareholders, that is to force them to sell their shares at an unfair price. Texas law recognizes numerous rights of shareholders and business owners and provides several legal remedies to protect these legitimate interests.
This site maintains a blog where shorter case analysis and updates on recent cases and developments are posted frequently.
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The author of this site consults with business owners and attorneys on issues of shareholder oppression and disputes among shareholders and business owners. Please contact the Fryar Law Firm, P.C. to discuss services available and rates for consultation.
This site is provided as a public information service for entrepreneurs, shareholders, business owners, and business lawyers. It is not intended to provide legal advice.
The opinions and analysis expressed on this site are based on Texas Law and are for informational purposes only. While there are broad similarities among the business organizations laws across the United States, there are also significant differences from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Furthermore, this area of the law is poorly defined in many areas and is in the process of change. Do not rely on the information opinions contained in this resource without first determining on the basis of your own research and analysis whether you agree with the opinions of the author. Do not rely on this information for any business decision without first consulting competent legal counsel as to your specific situation. All warranties are disclaimed.