Serving The Woodlands, TX
Decades of Experience | In Depth Knowledge | A Record of Success
Our attorneys and staff have decades of experience in virtually every aspect of Texas business law. We have designed and incorporated businesses, managed their every legal concern, engaged in litigation on their behalf, aided with mergers and acquisitions, managed sales and succession plans.
Hopkins Centrich knows Texas business law. We are uniquely positioned to help shareholders when their rights have been or are being violated.
We use cutting edge legal and business technology to allow our attorneys and staff more time to work with our clients. We communicate, respond quickly and efficiently to changing circumstances, work effortlessly within narrow timeframes, all while delivering innovative and flexible legal solutions at competitive fees.
We are "all in" for minority shareholders and small business owners .Our practice is devoted to business. It’s what we do. With precision and creativity.
We have decades of experience with shareholder disputes, but we are always learning. We research, publish, and make presentations to fellow attorneys and business owners.
We have negotiated buy-outs and other settlements for hundreds of minority shareholders. When negotiation isn’t possible our clients win in the courtroom.
Meet Our Team Members
Hopkins Centrich’s attorneys all have ‘big firm’ backgrounds. They formed our firm with the goal of keeping the best of those firms while providing our clients with a far more personal experience.
Shareholders have the right to inspect the books and records to “ascertain whether the affairs of the corporation are properly conducted.
Controlling shareholders can abuse their power over minorities through oppressive conduct, greatly diminishing the value of the minority shareholder's ownership.
Controlling shareholders may try to “squeeze out” minority shareholders by forcing them sell their shares for far less than they are worth.
Conflicts happen in every business. Sometimes, the owners work it out. When they can’t, it’s essential that minority shareholders seek legal representation as soon as possible.
What happens when a shareholder dies? Wants to retire and ‘cash out?’ Is disabled? A Buy-Sell Agreement covers these scenarios – and more. It is a basic building block of any company.
A minority shareholder may be shocked to discover the company has been committing fraud in its business dealings. Or, the company has been far more or far less profitable than they’ve been told.
Majority shareholders owe a fiduciary duty to do their best for the company, to always put the company’s needs first.
There are many ways for majority shareholders to maneuver to dilute the minority shareholders’ interests. It is seldom, if ever, in the best interests of the good for the company.
Contact Our Offices
With offices in The Woodlands, TX we advise and represent clients throughout Texas. To speak with one of our dedicated, understanding attorneys, please call 281-210-0140 or contact us via email. We’re here to listen.