We are pleased to offer ongoing commentary on current legal issues facing owners and managers of family businesses.  For over 75 years, our lawyers have worked with family businesses on all aspects of business formation, governance, financing, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, and shareholder and management succession issues. Our lawyers counsel family business owners in connection with their estate planning, trust administration and philanthropic activities. We work closely with our clients’ owners, management teams and other professional advisors to provide creative and effective solutions to the many complex and unique issues that face family enterprises as they grow and change through the generations.




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Michael Connolly is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. He represents owners and managers of family-owned businesses and closely-held businesses in connection with disputes between business owners under LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements; claims against directors and officers concerning company management and operations; and other internal disputes concerning business valuations, corporate distributions, and access to company information.

Michael also has an active business litigation practice representing clients in commercial disputes involving contracts and trade practices. These include business asset purchase and sale agreements, commercial leases, financing and franchise agreements, trademarks disputes, trade secrets, and other confidential business information.