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Ladd Hirsch is a solution-oriented trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing companies and high net worth business clients in complex litigation cases and arbitration matters. Ladd has focused a significant portion of his practice on handling business divorce disputes and related litigation for majority owners and minority investors in substantial private Texas companies. In these matters, Ladd files and defends claims against fiduciaries (officers, directors, managers, general partners and trustees), including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the entity governance documents and shareholder derivative claims. In his practice, he regularly works with family law attorneys and their clients to assist them with a wide variety of business and complex property issues that arise in family law proceedings.

Hindsight can be a wonderful thing, especially if hard-earned lessons are adopted by others who are willing to learn from past mistakes. When private company owners and investors share with me some of the wisdom they have gained from their past dealings with business partners, they often cite the same three mistakes they made in

As a business trial lawyer representing private company owners and investors in business divorce disputes and civil litigation for many years, my experience teaches that business partners should approach litigation with caution. Specifically, and for the reasons discussed in this post, I would advise business partners to sue their business partners only when it is