George Costanza would be unhappy to hear about an Appellate Division decision last week affirming a trial court ruling, among others of interest in an LLC appraisal proceeding, in which it rejected as “double dipping” a request for post-valuation date income distributions on top of the fair value award. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading No Double Dipping! Court Denies Post-Valuation Date Distributions in Equitable Buyout of LLC Member

Should the fair value award in a judicial dissolution proceeding, following the respondent’s election to purchase and an appraisal proceeding, be reduced by post-valuation date shareholder distributions? Find out in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Post-Valuation Date Distributions: Should They Be Credited Against Fair Value Awards?

Are stock appraisals done for estate tax purposes discoverable in stock valuation proceedings or other types of shareholder disputes involving the shares of a deceased stockholder or of someone who inherits shares from the estate? A recent appellate decision on the topic is the springboard for this week’s post.
Continue Reading Disclosure of Estate Tax Stock Appraisals in Shareholder Disputes

Read about the accounting principles, methodologies, and standards that apply in business valuation proceedings in this week’s New York Business Divorce – the final installment of a three-part series.
Continue Reading Basics of Valuation Proceedings – Litigating an Appraisal from Start to Finish – Part 3

This 8th annual edition of Summer Shorts presents brief commentary on three decisions of interest in business divorce cases, including an appraisal contest involving a law firm partnership interest; a dispute whether a shareholder agreement was merely a profit-sharing agreement; and a challenge to federal court jurisdiction over a statutory dissolution claim.
Continue Reading Summer Shorts: Partnership Appraisal and Other Recent Decisions of Interest

In this week’s New York Business Divorce – the second in a three-part series – learn about the legal rules and principles governing partnership, corporation, and limited liability company appraisal proceedings.
Continue Reading Basics of Valuation Proceedings – Litigating an Appraisal from Start to Finish – Part 2