In corporate dissolution cases, sometimes the pressure to get the deal done can lead to an impromptu buy-out settlement agreement being made in court and read into the record, without adequate consideration of the complexities and pitfalls involved in the transfer of shares and the consequences of default. A recent decision by Justice Darrell Gavrin in Matter of D’Angelo, highlighted in this week’s New York Business Divorce, provides a good example of the things that can go wrong.
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