Upstate South Carolina Business Litigation Attorneys
Shareholder Disputes • Shareholder Rights • Noncompete Litigation • Nonsolicit Litigation • Contract Litigation • Trade Secrets
At Stephenson & Murphy, we adhere to the notion that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to business planning and dispute avoidance. However, when necessary, we will bring our extensive experience in litigating and trying cases to bring about the best possible outcome for our clients.
There are a variety of claims under South Carolina law for business owners, who have been harmed either as a result of other owners acting in such a way as to benefit themselves, or to “freeze out” certain owners. The types of claims a business owner may raise may depend upon the type of entity at issue (e.g. partnership, limited liability company, or corporation) as different statutes govern the different types of entities. Other claims, however, may be available regardless of the type of business entity involved, including common-law claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and actions for an “accounting” (a legal proceeding in which owners accused of taking or earning money improperly are required to account for it and return it to the business).