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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.

Private company owners strive for success but getting there is not an easy or straight path. I have been working closely with business owners now for more than 40 years, and I have been reflecting on the key character traits shared by successful entrepreneurs. These views are not based on peer-reviewed research but are gleaned

Family members who enter into a private business together are taking on double risk. They face the same types of challenges that all owners and investors face in operating/investing in a business, but they are also exposed to the risk their personal relationships may suffer if the company does not fare well. For this reason