What Rights Do Donors Have Over Donor-Advised Funds?
A current lawsuit in California raises several questions about what rights donors retain when they donate property to a donor-advised fund....
The experienced business lawyers at CHWM provide strategic litigation services to businesses and their principals throughout Massachusetts. We represent companies of all sizes and across many industries, including manufacturing, financial services, consulting, technology, transportation and construction.
Our business and commercial litigation practice is premised on a firm understanding of how businesses are run, the relationship between ownership and management, and what it takes to make a business successful. Our goal is to understand your interests and develop a strategy that best serves those interests.
Many of our cases involve disputes over the management and ownership of closely held corporations and partnerships. We are experienced in prosecuting and defending shareholder derivative suits and claims arising out of alleged breaches of fiduciary duties owed by partners or fellow shareholders.
We have a strong track record of obtaining positive results for our business clients in commercial matters involving contracts, allegations of misrepresentation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and intellectual property claims. We also ensure that our clients get the most out of their insurance policies by advising on coverage issues, negotiating with insurers and, if necessary, bringing disputes to litigation, mediation or arbitration.
We understand the disruptive effect that litigation can have on you or your business and we will work with you to plan for and minimize the impact of litigation in a practical, results-oriented manner. We also appreciate that some cases require an aggressive action to pursue immediate relief. Our attorneys have obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against those who have stolen trademarks, misappropriated trade secrets or employed former employees in violation of agreements or in order to enforce our client’s rights. We have also defended clients from those who seek to unjustly deprive them of their ability to freely and fairly compete.
Even though our business litigation team has decades of combined experience, we continually monitor new legal developments in order to employ this knowledge to further your interests. Above all we seek to be problem solvers and to work with you to identify your goals and achieve those goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.
We encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers regarding your legal matter so that we may begin to develop a strategy to meet your needs and accomplish your goals. Contact our Worcester office at 508-792-2800 for a confidential consultation.