The Appellate Division, Second Department, last week decided three appeals in the same business divorce case, addressing important issues concerning claims for LLC dissolution, equitable buyout, and use of company monies for legal fees defending dissolution proceedings. This week’s New York Business Divorce has the story.
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If until now you haven’t encountered a case involving the “equitable” dissolution of a partnership, join the club. Find out more in this week’s New York Business Divorce which highlights a recent decision by Justice Stephan Bucaria in a 10-year litigation among the general partners of several limited partnerships governed by the outmoded Uniform Limited Partnership Act.
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It happens once in a while: the co-owners of a business entity formed under the laws of State X have a choice of law clause in their agreement opting to be governed by the laws of State Y. Such was the case in Gelman v. Gelman, recently decided by Justice Daniel Palmieri involving a dispute between sibling co-members of a Delaware LLC whose operating agreement had a New York choice of law provision. Which state’s law did the court apply? Get the answer in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce features brief summaries of a handful of noteworthy court decisions that escaped my attention last year, including a pair of decisions involving deadlock and oppressed minority shareholder disputes, and another pair of decisions involving receivership applications.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce offers some “summer shorts” consisting of summaries of three recent decisions of interest including two by Justice Timothy Driscoll and another by Justice David Schmidt, featuring disputes over a liquidating receiver’s sale of the dissolved corporation’s real property and the requirements for pleading derivative claims.

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Dissension between members of a family-owned business can present especially difficult issues when litigation erupts. This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights recent decisions by Justices Timothy Driscoll (Nassau County), Emily Pines (Suffolk County) and Deborah Kaplan (Manhattan) involving dissolution and related claims among warring family members.

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Those interested in the evolving law of LLC dissolution won’t want to miss this week’s New York Business Divorce featuring a case called Mizrahi v. Cohen decided last week by Justice Carolyn Demarest in which she ordered dissolution of a financially failing real estate holding company.

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With about 1,300 pizzerias in New York City, it’s inevitable that some of them wind up the subject of involuntary corporate dissolution proceedings, such as the one recently decided by Nassau Commercial Division Justice Ira Warshawsky in Matter of DiMaria involving a petition brought by a minority owner alleging shareholder oppression and majority owners counter-alleging that the petitioner himself engaged in wrongful conduct. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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