You are correct that now is the time to find an experienced business litigator. While shareholder rights are not nearly as extensive as the rights of Directors, your facts above imply that you are being "stonewalled".
The more documents you can assemble and the better a summary of the facts and your specific goals, the more fruitful you meeting the the attorney can be.
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Regarding your rights to see the financial records, that right is virtually absolute. You may go into Court to obtain a Court order compelling the corporation to provide the documentation. Regarding the ability of the Officers to take your shares, it would be necessary to review the by-laws, minutes and operating agreement for the corporation.
I would suggest contacting a business attorney with experience in such matters.
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This appears to be a classic example of minority shareholder oppression. I would suggest you find a qualified attorney that handles these matters. Make sure to carefully screen the attorney. This is not legal advice and should not be construed as such.Ask a similar question