When it comes to rulings by its Court of Chancery, what happens in Delaware definitely does not stay in Delaware. This week’s New York Business Divorce looks at a recent decision by that important court, dismissing a petition for judicial dissolution of a Delaware LLC.

Continue Reading Delaware Court of Chancery Narrowly Construes LLC Dissolution Statute

Two courts, one in Delaware and the other in New York, are asked to enforce operating agreements waiving the right to seek judicial dissolution of an LLC. Only one of them says “yes.” Can you guess which one? Get the answer in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading WWDD (What Would Delaware Do) With an In Terrorem LLC Dissolution Waiver Clause?

There’s been a spate of recent court decisions concerning the authority of one 50% business owner to hire counsel to represent the company adverse to the other 50% owner. This week’s New York Business Divorce looks at two new decisions, one from New York and one from Delaware.

Continue Reading Delaware and New York Courts Agree that 50% LLC Member May Not Hire Lawyer to Represent Company Adverse to Other 50% Member

This week’s New York Business Divorce looks at a recent case in which the managing member of an LLC, relying on the operating agreement’s indemnity provision, sought to sell company assets for various purposes including payment of her own legal fees to defend against an action brought by the other members to remove her as manager.

Continue Reading Indemnity Provision Can Tilt the Playing Field in Litigation Between Business Partners