Special Situations

Special situations demand sophistication, discipline, experience and creativity.  AAG brings interdisciplinary knowledge, acquired over years of experience and hundreds of transactions, that gives it a unique perspective when tackling complicated problems. AAG is able to identify the most critical factors impacting a result, and then execute a plan designed to deliver the best result in the most efficient fashion.

Examples of special situations where AAG’s can add value:

  • Disputes between Owners/Principals – With a unique combination of legal, operational, board, mediation and executive leadership experience, AAG is very effective at finding solutions to complex business disputes. AAG’s dispute resolution experience includes multi-party disputes, disputes between business partners, public company proxy contest management, and board of director mediations. One of the common threads of these successful engagements has been AAG’s ability to be a calming influence in volatile situations by garnering trust and coming up with creative solutions. These services can be provided both inside and outside the context of litigation.
  • Private Company Transitions – Private companies, particularly family-owned businesses, often encounter challenges when a founder transitions out of operational leadership. This may include disputes among owners about what to do with the company. AAG can provide guidance through this process, and if necessary, step in and provide operational or transaction support.
  • Provisional Director Services – Some state statutes governing corporations provide for the use Provisional Directors to break board deadlocks. An effective provisional director must have the ability to understand complex situations quickly, fully comprehend the interests of the stakeholders, and exercise sound business judgment.
  • Distressed/Turnaround Situations – Distressed companies face issues that require expertise in many areas,  including finance, law, operations, and mergers and acquisitions, etc.  AAG has the breadth of experience to address all of this issues, and is able to commit the necessary time and singular focus required to achieve a successful result.

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