In a rare dissolution decision from the New York Surrogate’s Court – a court for the affairs of the deceased – the court declines to kill off a clothing business based upon a claim of oppression brought by the estate of the former minority shareholder. Read about it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Surrogate’s Court Declines to Order Demise of Fashion Business

A must-read decision last week by Justice Elizabeth Emerson in Federico v Brancato highlights the unique attributes and challenges of resolving conflicts within family-owned businesses. You won’t want to miss it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading When Parents Have to Choose: Succession Planning and the Family-Owned Business

Estate planners frequently utilize limited liability companies to separate management and economic interests. This week’s New York Business Divorce examines a fascinating decision last month by the Delaware Chancery Court dismissing a dissolution petition brought by the trustees of an inter vivos trust that held almost all of the LLC’s economic interest but none of the voting rights or management control.

Continue Reading “Unusual Actions Breed Unusual Outcomes”: Delaware Court Dismisses Non-Voting Trust’s Action to Dissolve LLC Born of Estate Plan