This week’s New York Business Divorce revisits the buy-out valuation contest going into its third year in Sassower v. 975 Stewart Avenue Associates, LLC, on the occasion of a recent decision by Justice Ira B. Warshawsky rejecting the parties’ dueling motions for summary judgment on the question whether the mortgage balance should be deducted from the subject company’s sole real estate asset in determining the purchase price of the minority interest being valued.

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Including buy-sell provisions in a shareholders’ or operating agreement is a good idea, but if the agreement fails to clearly define basic valuation parameters it may lead to the very litigation that the agreement was intended to avoid. Case in point: Justice Ira Warshawsky’s recent decision in Sassower v. 975 Stewart Avenue Associates, LLC, featured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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