Fighting Back Against the Squeeze

In many previous posts on this site, we’ve discussed squeeze and freeze out situations, dispute between partners or shareholders that involve a majority coercing a minority, generally with either the goal of forcing the minority to sell their stake in the company or diluting their influence so they have effectively no say in how the…

Freeze Out vs. Squeeze Out – What’s the Difference?

Articles dealing with the relationship between majority and minority shareholders and partners will frequently use the terms freeze out and squeeze out interchangeably.  We have in fact probably done so ourselves in some of our posts on this blog. But is there an actual difference?  A Harvard Law School discussion paper infers there is little difference…

The Prenuptial Agreement for the Business Divorce

We have written extensively about shareholder, stockholder and partner squeeze outs and freeze outs (otherwise known as business divorces) and much of those conversations deal with tactics, strategies, responses and counter responses once the squeeze out or freeze out is underway. Another view is to deal with issues of ending the stockholder or partner relationship…