Professor Daniel Kleinberger’s article, The Plight of the Bare Naked Assignee, is the springboard for this week’s post about whether assignees of an LLC membership interest should have a right inspect LLC records. It’s in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce features the “double whammy” of a fight over ownership of a highly successful dental practice, spiced with allegations of illegal kickbacks for patient referrals, intertwined with an acrimonious matrimonial divorce between the two litigants.
Continue Reading Divorcing Husband Not Smiling Over Court’s Rejection of Ownership Interest in Wife’s Dental Practice

Minority shareholder oppression on steroids is one way to describe what happened in Matter of Twin Bay Village, Inc., in which an upstate appellate panel recently affirmed an order dissolving the corporation and setting aside a stock issuance that diluted the minority shareholders. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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Sometimes the tax collector can prove the bigger impediment to minority shareholder claims than the majority shareholders, as explained in this week’s New York Business Divorce featuring a recent case involving a Delaware corporation whose charter was voided for nonpayment of taxes.
Continue Reading Minority Shareholders’ Derivative Suit Foiled by Voiding of Corporation’s Charter for Nonpayment of Taxes

This week’s New York Business Divorce revisits a family feud involving a Brooklyn-based food distributor and affiliated realty company, in which an ousted minority owner was on the short end of a series of recent decisions by Justice Sylvia Ash.
Continue Reading “Food Fight” Sequel Ends Badly for Ousted Sibling

A recent decision by Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Anil Singh enforced a minor daughter’s assignment of her LLC membership interest to secure her father’s debt repayment to another member, over the objection that the assignment lacked consideration. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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The Manhattan Commercial Division recently dismissed derivative claims by a partner in a family-owned realty partnership based on conflicts of interest and his “litigious nature”. Learn more about this unusual and instructive case in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Suing on Behalf of People You’re Suing Can Sink a Derivative Lawsuit — Especially If You Have a Litigious Nature

This week’s New York Business Divorce authored by Frank McRoberts focuses on a relatively rare issue decided by Albany Commercial Division Justice Richard Platkin involving a dissolution petitioner’s request for permission to withdraw the dissolution claim in order to defeat the majority’s buy-out election.
Continue Reading Withdraw a Dissolution Claim? Not So Fast