Law firms see more than their fair share of business divorce litigation. But what are the chances of lightning striking twice? In this week’s New York Business Divorce, read about a fascinating, post-trial decision in which an upstate law firm endured a bitter partnership breakup for the second time in a decade, with the same partner taking the opposite position in each lawsuit.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce examines a recent Justice Bucaria decision that, upon reconsideration, allows an LLC member’s suit to recover withheld distributions to proceed without necessity of amending her complaint to seek judicial dissolution. The decision also prompts a look at the LLC Law’s statute of repose for “wrongful distributions.”
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A recent decision by Justice Paul Feinman in Ng v. Ng illustrates the dilemma faced by a putative, undocumented shareholder in a close corporation who needs access to the corporate kit, tax and financial records — which generally only recognized shareholders are given — to establish his ownership claim. See how the court resolved the issue, in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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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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