Robert M. Zimmerman

Experience

Represent Minority Shareholders in Close Corporation Dispute

We represented our clients, alcoholic beverage shareholders, in a close corporation dispute involving claims that company management breached their fiduciary duties and violated certain common-law corporate doctrines. The minority shareholders initiated action to remove management due to these alleged contractual violations. Our clients received a favorable resolution after taking advantage of pre-litigation mediation options.

Convergys v. Customer Care / Billing Industry Executive

Defended a customer care / billing industry executive against allegations by his former employer that he violated a non-compete agreement. The case was dismissed after an injunction hearing.

Defense Contracting Company v. Veteran-Owned Defense Contracting Company

Had principal responsibility for defending a veteran-owned defense contracting company and its two principal owners against allegations that they improperly hired a former employee of a competitor and misappropriated the competitor's trade secrets in a "bet the company" case. Also prosecuted a counter-claim against the competitor for antitrust violations. The case settled favorably shortly before a scheduled three-week jury trial.

Trademark Infringement Litigation

We represented our client’s organization in a lawsuit filed against his brother and his brother’s company for infringement of a trademark. After successfully defending through trial against a counterclaim that our client’s brother was a partner in our client’s business empire, the Court granted summary judgment in our client’s favor on the trademark claims in October 2011. A permanent injunction was entered against our client’s brother and his organization shortly thereafter.