Directors’ and Officers Liability
Corporate executives and business owners increasingly find themselves being sued in their individual capacities. On many occasions, these lawsuits are the product of a company that did not succeed and is not solvent. In other instances, the claims may involve derivate allegations of mismanagement, corporate fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, or other business torts where personal liability may be implicated. Small business owners face these same types of claims but are also more prone to alter-ego allegations that often require close scrutiny of financial records, business transactions, and observance of corporate formalities.
The attorneys in Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom’s Trial and Specialty Litigation Division have advised clients in lawsuit prevention measures, overseen compliance with bylaws and other corporate regulations, and have successfully guided clients through complex litigation over business management and sensitive financial issues. Our attorneys have successfully seen these types of cases to resolution both before and through a jury trial. Many prominent attorneys facing officer and director liability claims have associated our Trial and Specialty Litigation Division to defend them or to serve as associating counsel in the litigation and trial of these claims. Driven by successful results, our clients are well represented through cost-efficient legal strategies that bear the unique needs of each client in mind.