Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane is focused on protecting shareholders’ rights through legal actions designed to hold accountable corporate directors and officers, improve corporate governance and disclosure, preserve corporate assets, and protect shareholder rights and shareholder value.

The Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane’s Shareholder Rights and Derivative Litigation Group takes action to protect shareholder rights in the context of mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, and other transactions involving changes in corporate control.

The Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane lawyers prosecute derivative actions – lawsuits brought by a company’s shareholder on behalf of, and for the benefit of the company for harm suffered by all shareholders. Derivative actions allow corporate shareholders to take action when the corporation – hence its owners, the shareholders – is harmed by its own management. Derivative actions seek the corporate recovery of damages and/or equitable relief arising out of improper or unlawful conduct by corporate directors and officers. When prosecuting derivative actions, the Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane lawyers typically seek, in addition to the corporate recovery of damages, the implementation of corporate governance reforms to strengthen and protect shareholder value.

It is our belief that corporate governance reforms adopted as a result of derivative litigation brought by shareholders typically make corporate officers and directors more accountable to shareholders, improve shareholder value, increase investor confidence, and protects companies and their shareholders from fraud and corporate misconduct.


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We work almost all of our cases under contingent fee arrangements. If we take your case under a contingent fee arrangement, you won’t owe our firm any legal fees unless we are able to recover money for you.

Our contingent fee is either based on a percentage of the amount we recover for our client (which generally ranges from one-third of the recovery up to 40%) or the amount of work we perform on your case, multiplied by our current hourly rates. The percentage we will charge in your case depends on the type of case, when your case resolves, and whether you request us to advance litigation costs (including filing fees, postage, expert witness fees, etc.). Generally, the percentage is higher if we are advancing litigation costs and your case does not resolve early.

In most litigation matters, it is extremely difficult – practically impossible – to predict how long or how many hours will it take to resolve a particular case. Every case is different in terms of the complexity. For instance, a simple breach of contract matter is likely to get resolved significantly faster than a complicated lawsuit involving multiple parties, numerous claims, complex issues of law, and extensive discovery. The other parties’ cooperation, the attorneys’ schedules, as well as the number of other cases on the court’s docket are also the factors.


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Practice Chairs
joe peiffer
Joseph C. Peiffer
Managing Shareholder
Jason J. Kane