In the 25 or so years since New York adopted its Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, last month’s trial court decision in Levine v. Seven Pines Associates, L.P. may be the first to address issues attendant to a post-merger, dissenting limited partner appraisal proceeding. It’s featured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Decision in Dissenting Limited Partner Case Directs Fair Value Hearing, Grants Discovery

Decisions in lawsuits brought by minority members challenging LLC mergers are rare finds. This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a recent decision in just such a case by Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Melvin Schweitzer, in which he denied a motion to dismiss an action seeking to set aside a merger involving a realty management company organized as a three-member LLC. You won’t want to miss it.
Continue Reading Action to Enjoin LLC Freeze-Out Merger Goes Forward

The verdict is in: Limited partners may not assert claims seeking damages or rescission for fraud or illegal acts by the general partner relating to a merger transaction, and may only look to their statutory appraisal rights for relief. Read about it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading High Court Restricts Remedies of Limited Partner Alleging Fraud by General Partner in Merger Transaction