When a corporation disposes of “all or substantially all” assets, shareholders opposed to the transaction are entitled to dissent and demand fair value for their shares in an appraisal proceeding. Does a corporation’s transfer of its assets to another entity with retention of “beneficial” ownership trigger the statutory right to dissent and seek fair value? Learn the answer in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Direct to Beneficial: Change of Corporate Ownership Structure Yields No Right to Dissent and Seek Appraisal

This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights a fascinating case involving a chain of walk-in airport spas known as XpresSpa, in which Justice Melvin Schweitzer recently ruled that the structuring of a capital investment by a private equity firm triggered a dissolution of XpresSpa’s parent company under the terms of its operating agreement.
Continue Reading Transfer of LLC’s Assets to Subsidiary Triggers Unintended Dissolution

A realty corporation seeks to sell its sole asset and buy a replacement property as part of a tax-deferred 1031 exchange. Is the sale in furtherance of the corporation’s business purpose, or is it a liquidation requiring shareholder approval and potentially triggering appraisal rights? That was the issue posed in a recent ruling by Justice Melvin Schweitzer in Theatre District Realty Corp. v. Appleby, feaured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading With Sir Blackstone’s Help, Court Thwarts Minority Shareholder’s Effort to Block 1031 Exchange