This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a recent decision by Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Andrea Masley dismissing a petition to dissolve a realty holding corporation brought under the rarely used Section 1104 (c) of the Business Corporation Law for failure to hold board elections.
Continue Reading Dissolve for Failure to Elect a Board? Better Demand an Election First

In this week’s New York Business Divorce, we consider a remarkably thoughtful opinion by Commercial Division Justice Jennifer G. Schecter containing some noteworthy hints about the future of LLC dissolution claims in light of the coronavirus pandemic and its catastrophic economic impact on New York closely-held businesses.
Continue Reading Will the Pandemic Be a Boon for Future LLC Dissolution Claimants?

In this week’s New York Business Divorce, we consider a thoughtful decision from Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Andrea J. Masley about the rules for pleading pre-suit demand or demand futility upon a “liquidator” appointed to wind up the affairs of the corporation, including the rarely-litigated concept that allegations of pre-suit demand or demand futility can potentially “relate back” to a prior pleading that is “validly in litigation.”
Continue Reading The Pre-Suit Demand Requirement for a Corporation in Liquidation or Receivership

A ministerial failure to replace the registered agent of a Delaware LLC ultimately started a chain of events leading to the dismissal last month by a New York appellate court of a direct action by the LLC against its former managers. Get the full story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Unauthorized Certificate of Revival Dooms Delaware LLC’s Claims Against Former Managing Members

Courtesy of a recent decision by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Leon Ruchelsman, this week’s New York Business Divorce examines a case in which the court dismissed a petition for judicial dissolution of an LLC after finding that the petitioner failed to show he possessed a membership interest.
Continue Reading Court Looks to Partnership Law in Ruling Against Petitioner’s Status as LLC Member

This week’s New York Business Divorce features an interesting decision by Commercial Division Justice Lawrence Knipel addressing the standing of the individual members of a dissolved LLC to petition for the winding up of a limited partnership in which the LLC is a majority limited partner.
Continue Reading No Mulligan But No Matter for LLC’s Majority Members After Voluntary Dissolution