Justin Denton Leads Session on Shareholder Agreement for OSU
Tonkon Torp attorney Justin Denton led a session on shareholder agreements at the April 11 "Family Business 360" breakfast event, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Justin shared how a family business can use this critical document to navigate common life-cycle changes that have the potential to cause friction (or worse) in their business. He shared how a shareholder agreement works, and what types of provisions and protections it could include. Justin's client, Shannon Inukai-Cuffee, joined him to recount her family's process of crafting a thoughtful shareholder agreement for Dick's Auto Group and how it helped their family-owned business plan for the future.
Family Business 360 is a series of educational programs offered by the Oregon State University Austin Family Business Program to business-owning families. Each breakfast session provides practical information on timely topics delivered by professional advisors and family business owners who share their experiences on the topic.
Justin is a partner at Tonkon Torp, where he practices general business and corporate law. Much of his practice focuses on counseling family-owned and other closely held businesses. He represents clients in many industries, including seniors housing, sports, manufacturing, auto dealerships, and professional services (engineering, architectural, health care, and legal).