This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights an unusual corporate dissolution case in which a tie-break provision in the shareholders agreement of 50/50 shareholders gave one of them the decisive vote in the event of board deadlock, which in turn doomed the other’s deadlock dissolution petition.
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Call it the case of the underwater watering hole. This week’s New York Business Divorce looks at a recent post-trial decision by Justice Carolyn Demarest ordering $1 buy-outs of the petitioners’ shares in a debt-laden business that operates a neighborhood bar.
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The Appellate Division’s landmark ruling in the 1545 Ocean Avenue case sharply demarcated the different statutes and different grounds available for judicial dissolution of LLCs and closely held corporations. So why, in a recent trial court decision, did the court grant judicial dissolution of an LLC under both the LLC Law and the Business Corporation Law? This week’s New York Business Divorce explains.
Continue Reading Did Anyone Tell the Judge the Business Corporation Law Doesn’t Apply to LLC Dissolution?