New York appellate precedent uniformly holds that New York courts lack subject matter jurisdiction in dissolution cases involving foreign business entities. So what’s a business divorce lawyer to do when the client seeking dissolution of a foreign business entity presents an owners’ agreement containing a forum selection clause giving New York courts exclusive jurisdiction in any litigation between the parties? Find out in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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Does a New York court have jurisdiction over suits involving foreign entities in which the plaintiff seeks forced sale of assets or forced buy/sell? Get the answer in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Court Blocks “End Run” Around Bar to Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Suit to Dissolve Foreign LLC

The New York Business Divorce blog has covered hundreds of cases over the past 11 years. This week’s post revisits three of them, two of which were recently resolved, one of which is still going strong, and all of which made the list of Top Ten business divorce cases in years past.
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A longstanding inter-departmental rift was healed last week when the Appellate Division, First Department, issued a decision disavowing one of its own precedents and aligning itself with Second and Third Department decisions holding that New York courts lack jurisdiction to order dissolution of foreign business entities. Read about this important ruling in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading A Split No More: First Department Agrees, No Subject Matter Jurisdiction to Dissolve Foreign Business Entities