A realty corporation seeks to sell its sole asset and buy a replacement property as part of a tax-deferred 1031 exchange. Is the sale in furtherance of the corporation’s business purpose, or is it a liquidation requiring shareholder approval and potentially triggering appraisal rights? That was the issue posed in a recent ruling by Justice Melvin Schweitzer in Theatre District Realty Corp. v. Appleby, feaured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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