The future of your company lies in its opportunities.


If the opportunity was developed using company resources or company time, or if an officer developed an opportunity related to company business while he was working for the company, that opportunity likely belongs to the company. A shareholder or partner who does not offer it up for the company’s consideration may be liable for theft of a corporate identity.

An officer or shareholder who faces such a claim may be required to pay a substantial amount to the company to make up for the loss of opportunity. Courts may also impose a constructive trust to return the opportunity to the company from which it was taken at the end of a successful corporate lawsuit.

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Theft of corporate opportunity is a high-stakes situation. Such claims can be complex and difficult. Whether you need to prosecute such claims or defend against them, a capable litigation attorney who listens to you can offer valuable guidance. If you are facing a lawsuit or need to pursue one for theft of corporate opportunity, a litigation attorney can guide you through the challenges you will face.

We have had significant success in the past with claims of theft of corporate opportunity. If you have developed a business opportunity that might belong to the company you work for, or if someone has offered you what you believe may be a corporate opportunity, you may need guidance in terms of what to do.


Eric Helmy

Business Litigation Attorney


  • 100% Satisfaction with Communication
         Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.
    Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
  • He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him.
         …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…
    Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
  • We Left With Important Information and a Plan
         Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.
    Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
  • We are Very Pleased
         …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.
    Alice Forbes