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Helping an Offshore Private Equity Fund Hold a $10 Million Equity Investment Company Accountable to its Shareholders

Our client, an offshore private equity fund, had acquired another fund’s investment portfolio. The portfolio included a $10 million equity investment in a U.S. company. Over ten years, the investment had failed to yield any return. Read more...

Empowering a Principal Operator to Resolve a Shareholders’ Dispute Through a Leveraged Buyout of a $25 Million Business

Our client, the principal operator of a successful $25 million company on the East Coast, was in a mutually unhappy relationship with the company’s other three shareholders, who were based on the West Coast. Communication between the partners had failed. Read more...

Stopping a Former Partner from Competing and Interfering with a Demolition and Asbestos Removal Company’s Business

Our client, the principal owner of a successful demolition and asbestos removal business worth about $10 million, had previously made his company’s accountant a partner in the business. Their relationship later deteriorated, however, and the partner left the company while retaining his ownership stake. Read more...

Saving Shareholders from a Shareholder Agreement Buyout Price that Would Bankrupt Company

The death of a founder is a sad and even traumatic event for any company. It should not, however, throw the company into chaos. When that happened to a Jacobs Law Group client, our corporate lawyers were able to save the company and the remaining shareholders’ value from oblivion. Read more...

Helping an Asset Litigation Company Recover Profits from a Multinational Corporation While Avoiding Litigation and Regulatory Violations

Our client, an asset disposal company, had bid successfully for what promised to be a lucrative contract disposing of surplus assets for the worldwide operations of a multinational corporation. The job would require the disposal company’s team to travel across the world to survey, inventory, appraise and liquidate equipment and other property. Read more...

Recovery of $5 Million in Future Earn-out of Franchise Sell-Back

Our clients, the owners of a franchise business, came to us seeking replacement counsel after their case already was in federal court. The case centered around a franchise sell-back that had left our clients with a $7 million loss. Read more...

Attorneys Involved: Neal A. Jacobs, Matthew A. Cole

Our client, an offshore private equity fund, had acquired another fund’s investment portfolio. The portfolio included a $10 million equity investment in a U.S. company. Over ten years, the investment had failed to yield any return. The fund believed that the company’s management team was entrenching and enriching itself at the expense of shareholders. The company did little to relieve those concerns; instead it refused repeated and reasonable requests from our client to shed light on its management practices.

Jacobs Law Group’s commercial attorneys sought to discover for our client what the company would not explain: why it had not provided a return to shareholders. We conducted a corporate investigation.

Our commercial investigation started with the usual corporate documents, but it did not stop there: we investigated each member of the company’s board, interviewed all its significant shareholders, and examined the history of the company’s long and short term debt.

As our investigation progressed, it became clear that our client was far from the only dissatisfied shareholder. Jacobs Law Group helped our client to develop a plan to take control of the company and make it more responsive to its shareholders. We helped the fund solicit proxies from private shareholders worldwide with the goal of substantially or completely replacing the company’s existing board of directors.

The company’s management fought Jacob’s Law Group’s efforts, even amending the company’s articles of incorporation to make board members more difficult to unseat. Despite their resistance, we collected proxies for the vast majority of the shares not controlled by management – almost half the total number of shares.

Having reasserted the shareholders’ influence over the company’s affairs, our client was able to agitate successfully for a shareholder liquidity event that recovered more than $19 million for shareholders.

Jacobs Law Group represents a wide variety of clients including those in the following categories and or industries:

Types of Clients We Represent

  • Accountants and Accounting Firms
  • Artists
  • Attorneys and Law Firms
  • Apparel companies
  • Auction Houses
  • Angels (Angel Investors)
  • Banks
  • Board Members
  • Borrowers
  • Cellular Communications Companies
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Creditors
  • Debtors
  • Defense Contractors
  • Dental Practices
  • Developers
  • Directors
  • Distribution Companies
  • Doctors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Executives, including with the title of:
    • CEO
    • COO
    • CFO
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Director
    • Manager
  • Family Offices
  • Finance Companies
  • Fiduciaries:
    • Bankruptcy Trustees
    • Directors
    • Executors
    • General Partners
    • Officers
    • Trustees
  • Food Companies
  • Hedge Funds
  • Hospitality
  • Individuals
  • Investors

 

  • Landlords
  • Lenders
  • LLC Members
  • Manufacturing Companies
    • Defense
    • Electronics
    • Food
    • Furniture
    • Glass
    • Hydraulic products
    • Material Handling
    • Metal Manufacturing
    • Paper Products
    • Power Systems
    • Self Serve Kiosks
    • Tooling
  • Marketing Companies
  • Medical Practices
  • Medical Researchers
  • Mining companies
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Non-Profits
  • Officers
  • Partners
  • Petrochemical Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Support companies
  • Printers
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Private Investors
  • R & D Companies
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Retail Companies
  • Restaurants
  • Shareholders
  • Software companies
  • Start Up Companies
  • Technology Companies
  • Venture Capital Companies
  • Web Retailers
  • Whistleblowers
  • Wireless Communications Companies

The lawyers at Jacobs Law Group work on a wide-range of matters within business law from complex commercial litigation matters to corporate/transactional matters.

Types of Matters:

Business Divorce and Shareholder Relations
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Corporate and Transactional Matters
Labor and Employment

Press Releases

Jacobs Law Group Expands with Two Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Philadelphia business law firm Jacobs Law Group is pleased to announce that Richard “Dick” McElroy and Jeffrey C. McElroy, have joined the firm. With more than 60 years combined experienced, the father and son team have been highly successful at receiving results for leading businesses in litigation. Read More.

Events

Leading PA Business Divorce Attorney Neal A. Jacobs to Act as Faculty for PBI CLE ‘Business Divorce: Startup to Litigation to Resolution’

Jacobs Law Group Founder and Managing Attorney Neal A. Jacobs is acting as course planner and will present as part of a CLE on business divorce for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The program, “Business Divorce: Startup to Litigation to Resolution” will be held on Nov. 6 in Mechanicsburg, Nov. 8 in Philadelphia, and Nov. 13 in Pittsburgh. Read more...

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