You may be surprised to learn that, according to a ruling last month in Shapiro v Ettenson, a minority member of a New York LLC that initially had no written operating agreement is bound by a written operating agreement subsequently adopted by the majority members, notwithstanding the minority member’s refusal to sign the agreement. Get the detailed story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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Unlike many states including Delaware, whose statutes authorize oral LLC agreements, New York’s LLC Law mandates a written operating agreement. A recent decision by the Appellate Division, First Department, permitting a claim based on an alleged oral LLC agreement to go forward, prompts examination of the pros and cons of oral LLC agreements, in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading The Oral LLC Agreement: Boon or Bane?

In an important ruling yesterday, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld application of the statute of frauds to oral LLC operating agreements. Today’s posting links to Professor Larry Ribstein’s analysis.

Continue Reading Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Application of Statute of Frauds to Oral LLC Operating Agreements

The Delaware Court of Chancery last week issued a ruling of first impression applying the statute of frauds to invalidate an alleged oral LLC operating agreement. Will the ruling have any impact on New York LLCs? Find out in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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