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Publicly Held Corporation Shareholder Dispute

Represented a publicly held corporation located in Western Michigan and its Litigation Committee in a significant dispute with the corporation's major shareholder (which also had two representatives on the board of directors). The representation involved two proxy contests, two securities laws class action suits, a derivative action and a fraud suit by the major shareholder and others against the corporation, the entire board of directors, all the major officers, the outside auditors, and the former attorneys for the corporation. This representation began in 1990 and continues to date, and in the process all litigation against the corporation has been settled, the dissident directors removed, the major shareholders' shares redeemed, and the D & O policy covering the directors, collected.