A voting trust certificate is a document issued to a shareholder in exchange for the transfer of shares by the shareholder to one or more persons designated as trustees. By accepting this certificate, the shareholder agrees to temporarily transfer control of his or her rights and powers to a voting trustee in order to make decisions about the corporation without interference. The voting trust certificate exists for the voting trust period, after which the shares are returned to the fair owners. Voting trusts are most commonly used in narrow-held companies where it is considered desirable to allow a trust company to vote the shares en bloc. The trustee of the voting trust has the right to vote on the shares held in the trust. Minority shareholders may find it advantageous to transfer the voting rights of their shares to a trust and appoint a voting trustee to act on their behalf for a period that depends on a particular event or until the agreement is terminated. AST can help you provide all the services associated with the voting trust, including the following: Arbitration clauses are often included in shareholder agreements, in the hope that disputes will be resolved more quickly without harming the relationship between the parties, and in a way that ensures that confidential information is not made public. .