This week’s New York Business Divorce offers its annual Winter Case Notes with synopses of five recent decisions in business divorce cases involving LLC dissolution, cash-out merger, LLC member expulsion, and more.
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As New York’s Suffolk County continues to grow its population and economy, so too grows the volume and complexity of business litigation in the courts of Suffolk County Supreme Court. This week’s New York Business Divorce focuses on the Suffolk County Commercial Division, with a sampling of three recent decisions of interest by Justices Emerson, Pines and Whelan involving shareholder disputes.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce tells a cautionary tale of a business partnership between a lawyer and his client turned sour, as revealed in a recent decision by Nassau County Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas Adams in Matter of Gleich (Iceland, Inc.) where the court dismissed a dissolution petition for lack of standing.

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It’s not often that bankruptcy law intersects with corporate dissolution proceedings based on deadlock or minority shareholder oppression, but when it does, likely it’s bad news for the petitioner seeking to liquidate the company or to be bought out by another shareholder. A recent decision by Kings County Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest illustrates why, in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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