In this week’s New York Business Divorce, we tackle two important legal issues for LLC owners. First, the circumstances in which an upon-death membership interest transfer provision in an unsigned, non-final operating agreement may be enforced. Second, whether a membership interest transfer provision in an operating agreement trumps a conflicting bequest in a last will and testament.
Continue Reading Unsigned, Non-Final Operating Agreement Trumps Conflicting Testamentary Bequest of LLC Interest

It’s a familiar story: Business partners have a falling out, and without the assistance of counsel prepare and sign on their own a written agreement that almost inevitably creates more problems than it solves. This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a recent decision by Manhattan Justice Carol Edmead in which she
Continue Reading Breaking Up Badly

A recent ruling by Justice Timothy Driscoll in De Well Shipping Container Corp. v. Guo highlights the uncertainties and perils when clients, without their lawyers present, negotiate and sign an informal agreement settling a shareholder dispute with a buy-out. Read about it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Trouble Looms When Clients Negotiate Their Own Shareholder Buy-Out Settlement Agreements