Diepenbrock Elkin Dauer McCandless LLP provides experience and expertise to business clients and their owners in forming, acquiring and operating their companies. Our attorneys represent both profit and nonprofit entities.

Business Litigation Joint Ventures
Business Organizations and Formations Shareholder Disputes
Disadvantaged Business Entities

Business Litigation

Primary Attorney Contacts: Eileen M. Diepenbrock, Jennifer L. Dauer and Chris A. McCandless

We have substantial experience handling disputes that arise from all manner of business transactions and relationships. This work includes, but is not limited to, defending and prosecuting claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, covenants not to compete, unfair competition, conversion, false advertising, franchising, fraud, shareholder derivative suits, corporate dissolutions, partnership disputes, business valuations, disputes among members of limited liability companies.

Business Organizations and Formations

Primary Attorney Contact: Bradley J. Elkin

We assist and counsel clients in forming various business organizations for acquisition or operation of businesses. We also form business entities for clients that intend to acquire title to, or interests in, real property that will be developed. This includes the organization of corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships.

Disadvantaged Business Entities

Primary Attorney Contact: Jennifer L. Dauer

Our attorneys routinely advise clients in matters involving disadvantaged businesses, such as bid requirements and protests, use or substitution of listed disadvantaged businesses, and performance of a commercially useful function. We also assist and counsel clients before numerous state and federal agencies to obtain and maintain their status as disadvantaged business entities, including Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises, and others. We further represent our clients in judicial review of protest decisions.

Joint Ventures

Primary Attorney Contact: Bradley J. Elkin

We represent individuals, partnerships and other business entities in the formation and management of joint ventures. Our services include drafting and negotiation of all documents relating to the joint venture, including joint venture agreements, management agreements, and services agreements. We also represent joint venture participants in disputes involving joint ventures.

Shareholder Disputes

Primary Attorney Contact: Eileen M. Diepenbrock

We represent shareholders and entities involved in shareholder disputes. Our services include negotiation and preparation of shareholder agreements, negotiation of existing disputes, and working with valuation experts to determine the value of a business or interest in a business.