Matters in corporate governance are the frontal focus in the minds of board members, executives, shareholders, and investors. Many private companies have decided to adopt the stringent standards of corporate governance and internal controls and procedures that public businesses now follow.
Our firm is able to advise businesses on procedures that ensure that governance crises will not develop. We are also knowledgeable in counseling clients when crises must be managed. The depth of our practice allows us to advise clients on highly focused corporate law matters quickly and efficiently.
Temporary restraining order (TRO) and injunctive relief are desired avenues when the time is of the essence, were Court intervention is necessary to prevent irreparable harm, such as often happens in strained business relations when funds or trade secrets are on the line, or class actions when the public interest is at stake. TRO and injunctive relief are ways to prevent the harm that will continue for the duration of the litigation process.
Our firm used injunctive relief with great success on behalf of the families affected by the now infamous scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery. A class action lawsuit was filed on July 10, 2009, when it was revealed that cemetery employees removed deceased bodies from grave-sites, damaging and destroying the remains. Through injunctive relief, Blake Horwitz convinced the Court that swift action was needed to prevent further abuses. The Court removed the cemetery owners and appointed a “receiver” to oversee the cemetery, while the State investigated Cemetery employees for criminal misconduct.
Our breadth of knowledge and aggressive approach makes our firm ideal when clients are not in the position to wait for trial; by effectively communicating to the Court the urgency of our clients’ situations, we have helped our clients obtain the relief they are looking for, often avoiding the litigation process entirely.