Even though the major stakeholders in any business will — generally — share the same goals, they might have vastly different beliefs in how to reach them. When these disagreements reach a critical level, it is often wise to seek the counsel of an experienced business law attorney.

The three partners at Friedman, Dever & Merlin, have more than 80 years of combined legal experience. Additionally, they understand the challenges that business owners face. Disputes between business owners can become emotionally heated and will likely be mired in a history of minor disagreements. Our Atlanta business ownership disputes attorneys will thoroughly examine the nature of the disagreement and provide clear legal direction regarding the most efficient resolution.


Disputes between owners and shareholders can be consuming and expensive. Through the long history of our firm, our lawyers have handled even the most complex business litigation matters, including:

  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Officer and director liability
  • Derivative actions
  • Compensation disputes
  • Management compensation issues

Our firm is prepared to represent clients facing disputes like these and countless others. Our goal is to resolve matters through arbitration or mediation, but we are confident in our ability to represent clients in court.

If you have further questions or concerns regarding legal representation in a business ownership dispute, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation at our firm. While our main office is in Atlanta, we can represent clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Call or email our firm today.


At Friedman, Dever & Merlin, we encourage you to meet with us to discuss your current and future legal needs. We encourage you to call us at 404-236-8600 or send us a confidential email to schedule your consultation with a lawyer.

Although our office is in Atlanta, we know that business happens everywhere. We are able to accommodate your company’s legal needs whether they arise in Georgia or elsewhere.