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Business Divorce: Essentials for Litigating Shareholder Oppression Cases

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Produced on November 18, 2016

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Business, Corporate, & Securities

Course Description

In a closely held corporation, the holder of a minority interest who is frozen out, denied dividends, or otherwise wrongly treated may have a claim against the majority for shareholder oppression (or, in the case of a limited liability company, member oppression). In this course, Maxwell Goss of Rossman Saxe P.C. will provide the essentials for litigating a shareholder or member oppression case.  The course will benefit all business lawyers and litigators, particularly those representing closely held corporations and companies.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the elements of shareholder and member oppression

  2. Examine the relationship between oppression and other causes of action

  3. Learn to recognize common fact patterns in oppression cases

  4. Understand the various approaches to valuation of shares in oppression cases

  5. Examine available remedies for oppression

  6. Survey recent trends in shareholder oppression law

Credit Information

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Maxwell J. Goss

Rossman Saxe P.C.

Max Goss counsels individuals and businesses and provides representation in all stages of federal and state court litigation. Max is licensed to practice in Michigan and Texas.

Max practices general business and complex commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on trade secrets and noncompetition law, patent and trademark infringement, and shareholder and member oppression. Max’s broad experience also includes antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, real property, employment, and breach of contract matters.

During law school, Max served as the Executive Articles Editor of The Notre Dame Law Review and interned for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Prior to law school, Max earned a doctorate in philosophy and taught logic and ethics at several universities.

Max earned a J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas and a B.A. from Western Michigan University, where he was a presidential scholar. 


Christopher S.

Good intro, not too substantive

lance f.

interesting topic, expert speaker


Useful outline of the subject material. Good overall presentation.

Christina M.

Great speaker. Great overview. Enjoyed very much

Justinian H.

Very useful material for me. Thank you.

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