A recent decision by Maryland’s highest court addresses the intersection of minority shareholder rights under the “oppression” statute and the at-will employment doctrine, including a thoughtful discussion of less drastic, alternative remedies to dissolution when oppression is established. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Less Drastic Measures: Maryland Case Highlights Non-Dissolution Remedies for Oppressed Minority Shareholders

Last week’s decision by a Manhattan appellate panel in Barone v. Sowers reaffirms its holding two years ago in Doyle v. Icon, LLC that a minority member of an LLC cannot solely rely on allegations of oppression by the majority member to survive a pretrial motion for dismissal of a dissolution claim. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Oppression Claims Don’t Cut It in LLC Dissolution Cases

New Jersey recently became the eighth state to adopt the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act including a new provision authorizing judicial dissolution of LLCs on the ground of oppressive acts by the controllling managers or members and also providing a statutory buy-out remedy, much like the dissolution statutes governing close corporations. For more on the new statute’s background, its provisions, and the surrounding policy debate, read this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading New Jersey Adopts Revised LLC Act Authorizing Dissolution for Minority Oppression

A recent decision by Queens County Commercial Division Justice Orin Kitzes in Matter of Adelstein illustrates the crucial role of forensic accounting in testing and adjusting a company’s financial statements for purposes of stock valuation in an oppressed minority shareholder case. Read more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading Forensic Accounting Helps Wins the Day in Oppressed Shareholder Stock Valuation Proceeding

A post-trial decision last month by Justice Emily Pines in Matter of Wenger, a corporate dissolution case pitting father against son, addresses novel issues concerning shareholder standing and oppression remedies. It’s in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading Splitting the Baby: Court in Oppressed Shareholder Dissolution Case Divides the Company Assets

The case of Pappas v. Corfian makes a return appearance in this week’s New York Business Divorce on the occasion of an action-packed decision last month by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Jack Battaglia granting a petition for dissolution based on shareholder oppression. You won’t want to miss it.

Continue Reading Final Round of Corfian Case Features Diverse Dissolution Issues