In this week’s New York Business Divorce, a would-be LLC dissolution plaintiff goes down swinging on an unanswered complaint within an unopposed motion for a default judgment, just the latest example of New York courts closely scrutinizing the merits of LLC dissolution claims at the pleadings stage.
Continue Reading Swing and a Miss: Unopposed LLC Dissolution Claim Denied

Remember the “purposeless purpose clause” that featured prominently in last summer’s appellate ruling in the LLC dissolution case, Mace v Tunick? On remand, following a trial, Justice Alan Scheinkman once again dismissed the case. Find out why in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading The Purposeless Purpose Clause Makes a Comeback — Or Does It?

After more than two years in receivership, an appeals court gives a dissolved LLC a new lease on life because the petitioners “offered no competent evidentiary proof” why the entity should have been dissolved. We take a closer look in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading “Where’s the Beef?” Says Appeals Court, Reversing LLC Dissolution

A minority member of an LLC that operates a Manhattan restaurant learned how tough it can be to get judicial dissolution of a financially sound LLC that’s achieving its intended purpose, notwithstanding allegations of majority oppression. It’s in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading LLC’s Purpose Being Achieved? Business Doing Fine? Good Luck Getting Judicial Dissolution

Did the Appellate Division, Second Department, throw us a curve ball in its decision last week in Mace v. Tunick, reinstating an LLC dissolution complaint based on its finding that the operating agreement’s purpose clause, authorizing the LLC to engage in “any lawful business,” did not set forth “any particular purpose”? Learn more about this important development in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Does Your LLC Agreement Have a Purposeless Purpose Clause?

This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a trio of recent decisions involving LLC disputes concerning the membership rights of the estate of a deceased member, the intended purpose of the LLC as the basis for a dissolution claim, and the power to expel a member.
Continue Reading LLC Case Notes: Member Expulsion, Withdrawal, and LLC Purpose

This week’s New York Business Divorce closes out the year with an interesting decision by Justice Timothy Driscoll dismissing a dissolution petition that followed the sale of an LLC’s sole real estate asset based on the broad purpose clause in the parties’ LLC agreement..
Continue Reading LLC Agreement’s All-Purpose Purpose Clause Defeats Dissolution Petition