In 1986, the legislature amended the statutory buy-out provision in judicial dissolution proceedings to make it harder to revoke an election to purchase. This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a recent decision by Justice Stephen Bucaria in Matter of Gold, where the court was asked to revoke an election to purchase after the petitioner’s stock interest was valued.
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Is the statutory remedy of judicial dissolution available when shareholders fail to implement a prior agreement for a voluntary winding up and dissolution? Nassau County Justice Stephen A. Bucaria answers the question in Matter of Toledano (Home Tower Group, Inc.), featured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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When the company or majority shareholder elects to purchase a dissolution petitioner’s shares for fair value, how can the selling shareholder be sure the purchaser will be able to pay the eventual award? The statute offers relief in the form of a bonding requirement, as illustrated in a recent case decided by Nassau County Commercial Division Justice Stephen A. Bucaria. Get the story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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In a first impression decision handed down last month in Matter of Deblinger, Justice Stephen A. Bucaria upheld the court’s power to compel a respondent shareholder in a dissolution case to present a derivative claim against the petitioner-director. Catch it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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