An appellate ruling last week in Zwarycz v, Marnia Construction, Inc. illustrates the heavy price of neglect to issue stock certificates or follow other formalities in closely held corporations — a price paid in years of litigation over stock ownership. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court

When it comes to documenting ownership of closely held corporations, as Art Linkletter would have said, shareholders do the darndest things. There’s no better illustration of this than Matter of Sunburst Associates, Inc. decided last week by the Appellate Division, Third Department, in a judicial dissolution proceeding brought by a putative 50% shareholder. This week’s New York Business Divorce has the story.

Continue Reading Inconsistent Documents and Conflicting Testimony Cloud Stock Ownership Issue in Corporate Dissolution Case