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Shareholder Rights / Derivative Litigation



Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane is focused on protecting shareholders’ rights through legal actions designed to hold accountable corporate directors and officers, improve corporate governance and disclosure, preserve corporate assets, and protect shareholder rights and shareholder value.

The Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane’s Shareholder Rights and Derivative Litigation Group takes action to protect shareholder rights in the context of mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, and other transactions involving changes in corporate control.

The Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane lawyers prosecute derivative actions – lawsuits brought by a company’s shareholder on behalf of, and for the benefit of the company for harm suffered by all shareholders. Derivative actions allow corporate shareholders to take action when the corporation – hence its owners, the shareholders – is harmed by its own management. Derivative actions seek the corporate recovery of damages and/or equitable relief arising out of improper or unlawful conduct by corporate directors and officers. When prosecuting derivative actions, the Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane lawyers typically seek, in addition to the corporate recovery of damages, the implementation of corporate governance reforms to strengthen and protect shareholder value.

It is our belief that corporate governance reforms adopted as a result of derivative litigation brought by shareholders typically make corporate officers and directors more accountable to shareholders, improve shareholder value, increase investor confidence, and protects companies and their shareholders from fraud and corporate misconduct.


Yes. Please call us or use our contact form to request a Free Case Evaluation. We have a national team of attorneys and staff who look forward to speaking with you.

Typically, we represent clients on contingency fee agreements. If we take your case under a contingency fee arrangement, you won’t owe our firm any legal fees unless we are able to recover money for you.

Our contingency fee agreements are usually based on a percentage of the amount we recover for our clients. The contingency fee amount is determined by the type of case, our estimate of how long it will take to resolve your case, and our estimate of the litigation costs we will advance in your case. Each engagement agreement includes the details of the fee arrangement. Questions about our fee agreements are welcomed and encouraged.

In most litigation matters, it is extremely difficult – practically impossible – to predict how long it will take to resolve a particular case. Every case is different, and we will do our best to provide you with an estimate based on your case and our experience with similar cases. Moreover, we will do our best to keep you updated and manage expectations along the way.


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Practice Chairs
Attorney Joe Peiffer
Founding Partner