Corporate and Securities Litigation


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Robinson Bradshaw represents public and private companies, boards of directors, equity sponsors, and lenders in merger and acquisition litigation, general corporate litigation, and securities litigation and arbitration.

Our public company litigation experience includes derivative suits, hotly contested and fully litigated public company takeover disputes involving a hostile suitor or suitors, and typical class action shareholder suits often filed after announcement of a public company merger or acquisition. We also defend lenders in suits alleging breach of loan commitments and tortious interference.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience in disputes concerning privately held corporations, partnerships and LLCs. We have represented both minority and majority shareholders in "squeeze out" and other fiduciary litigation, in deadlock situations, in suits involving alleged diversion of assets and business opportunities, and in "Meiselman" actions.

We defend securities claims against commercial banks, investment bankers, underwriters and issuers, and we have significant experience in defending public corporations accused of proxy fraud or facing proxy battles and unwanted takeovers by hostile suitors. We also defend officers and directors against claims based on secondary theories of liability, such as control person liability, respondeat superior, and aiding and abetting. We also represent stock brokerage firms in disputes with their clients or brokers.

Honors & Awards

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, Charlotte Tier 1 for litigation – securities, 2012-18


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