Foreign Business Entities

Did the parties get it wrong, or the judge, or both in Verkhoglyad v Benimovich, in which the court let proceed a claim to dissolve a foreign business entity and refused to enforce forum selection and pre-suit mediation clauses in the operating agreement of a New Jersey LLC. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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The Delaware Court of Chancery plays an outsized role not only in the public company arena, but also in the field of business divorce and other disputes among co-owners of closely held corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. This week’s New York Business Divorce sets the stage and invites you to listen to a podcast interview of Delaware lawyers Kurt Heyman and Pete Ladig discussing litigation of business divorce cases in the Delaware Chancery Court.
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The death and testamentary bequests of the majority member of a family-owned LLC set the stage for a legal contest over the executor’s standing to enforce dissolution and have himself appointed as receiver to wind up the LLC’s affairs. This week’s New York Business Divorce has the story.
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A longstanding inter-departmental rift was healed last week when the Appellate Division, First Department, issued a decision disavowing one of its own precedents and aligning itself with Second and Third Department decisions holding that New York courts lack jurisdiction to order dissolution of foreign business entities. Read about this important ruling in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights two recently published articles on two topics of great interest to business divorce practitioners: (1) whether courts of one state have jurisdiction to dissolve business entities formed in another state, and (2) the role of equity in Delaware LLC litigation.
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