Shareholder & Corporate Disputes

News & Views

June 6, 2018

In Part I, I explained how CBS’ board of directors and the Redstone family - who control CBS - have been battling it out both in the boardroom and in the courtroom. CBS wants to eliminate Redstone’s control of CBS so they can sell the company to a third-party and the Redstones want to maintain control so they can merge CBS with Viacom, another company that they control.

The battle shifted from the boardroom to the courtro...

May 23, 2018

In the news lately is the attempt by the  CBS board of directors to wrest control from the Redstone family, a battle that is not likely to end soon.

The Redstones control both CBS and Viacom through the family’s National Amusements, Inc. (NAI) and want to merge the two companies. NAI believes that the merger is needed to gain scale and compete with the likes of video-streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon.

The CBS boa...

The controlling shareholders of a corporation have the power to alter a corporation so drastically that a minority shareholder may be left with an investment substantially different from the one the shareholder originally expected.  However, under certain circumstances, a corporate transaction may actually give a dissenting shareholder the right to “cash out” by demanding payment for the “fair market value” of his shares


Please reload


"I know I can rely on them in this complex area of law to take care of my client when I need this expertise."

— Brian Davidoff,  Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

Shareholder dispute litigation is a specialized and highly complicated area of the law.  It’s imperative to have a litigator at your side that understands the law and has extensive expertise in this arena.


The attorneys in our Shareholder and Corporate Disputes Practice Group litigate complex disputes involving privately held corporations, LLCs and other related entities.  These disputes cover a myriad of issues relating to corporate management and operations, ranging from governance issues, the disputed direction of the company and compensation paid to principals, to the suppression of the rights of minority owners, buyouts, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud and other torts.

Shareholder and Corporate Disputes Practice Group
Robert Heller, Group Leader

FFS recognized for unparalleled client relationships in BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017 Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships. Read More...

New decision in California Court of Appeal: Conditions under which an attorney may represent the insiders in a derivative lawsuit by the company. Read More...

Sign Up

Please reload

Contact: Robert Heller, Leader, Shareholder and Corporate Disputes Practice Group  310.255.6125 
1888 Century Park East, Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA  90067      H sdeadin
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon