Reasonable Expectations

You won’t want to miss this week’s New York Business Divorce featuring a recent decision in which the court found minority shareholder oppression based on “disrespectful and unfairly disproportionate treatment of a female shareholder by the male majority in a closely held corporation.”
Continue Reading Minority Shareholder Oppression in the #MeToo Era

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

A recent decision by Justice Marcy Friedman draws attention to a somewhat rare breed of minority shareholder oppression involving the controlling shareholder’s repudiation of the petitioner’s stock ownership. It’s a case you won’t want to miss, in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Is Denial of Shareholder Status Shareholder Oppression?

Suffolk County Commercial Division Justice Emily Pines recently denied a judicial dissolution petition brought by a minority shareholder after he voluntarily left the company to take employment elsewhere, and where the shareholders’ agreement provided for buyout only in the event of a shareholder’s death. Get the full story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading Contract Trumps Shareholder Expectations in Recent Case Denying Judicial Dissolution of Close Corporation