A lot of people ask me about why I charge a Consultation Fee of $300. Employment Law is different from other areas of the law. For example, with a traffic accident case, a lawsuit can be filed shortly after the accident. So a number of attorneys provide free consultations to individuals because a decision on filing a lawsuit can be made shortly after.

For people with Employment Law issues, the situation is a lot more complicated. Employment law requires employees and former employees to follow a “process” or protocol in order to address their issues. The purpose of meeting with me is to find out where you are in that required process and what options you may have.

The consultation fee is to make sure that only people who are serious about pursuing a path that may result in a lawsuit meet with me. The fee is also based on my years of training and experience to help guide you to the next steps. You are getting the benefit of my real world experience in employment law and other areas of the law. That is why a Consultation Fee is required.

Shareholder disputes can arise under various scenarios

On Behalf of | Feb 19, 2022 | Business & Commercial Law |

While managing a successful company can be a rewarding endeavor, it can also be somewhat stressful and complex at times. Those who engage in business arrangements with others may enter the endeavor with hopes of establishing a positive environment, and while things may work out initially, disputes could arise under various situations. Individuals in Hawaii who operate as business shareholders may find it helpful to know some of the most prevalent causes of shareholder disputes and where to turn for advice should the unthinkable occur. 

Sources of conflict 

There may be a multitude of issues that could prompt intense disputes among shareholders. One of the most common sources of conflict could include disputes over contractual obligations, such as scenarios in which a shareholder is accused of breach of contract. Disputes may also arise when others feel that a shareholder exhibits dishonest financial behavior or refuses to disclose information about transactions. 

In some cases, shareholder disputes could also stem from disagreements or even differences of opinion regarding goals for the company’s future. Although the process of voting on major decisions may be common in shareholder meetings, disputes could also stem from scenarios in which majority votes have an adverse effect on minority shareholders. Each party may also take on different levels of obligation and responsibility and the resulting disparity of contribution could also create a rift among shareholders.  

When disputes arise 

It may come as no surprise that business shareholder disputes can be highly complex matters that may leave all parties involved in search of advice on how to protect their interests. With a great deal at stake, those who encounter similar concerns and wish to know more about their available legal avenues could find it helpful to seek legal counsel prior to choosing a path. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Hawaii could obtain much needed advice in making informed decisions about his or her options and become better prepared to safeguard his or her interests through the appropriate channels.